Reopened Paris Zoo provides respite after a difficult lockdown
25 May 2021 | 11:20 am
The Paris Zoological Park, site of the National Museum of Natural History , reopened on 19 May, and is providing a space for residents to ‘breathe’ after a difficult lockdown period.
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