The Dodo Manège in Paris is a small carousel of animals that are now extinct — or may be soon. Located in the Jardin des Plantes, the carousel was created in 1992 by a scientist at the adjacent natural history museum who wanted to draw more attention to the increasing extinction and biodiversity of species on Earth. Sized for children, riders can climb aboard the back of extinct creatures such as the thylacine, the dodo, the aepyornis (a massive creature known as the “elephant bird”), the Barbary lion, the horned turtle, and the sivatherium (a type of early giraffe). There are also endangered animals like the panda and the gorilla mingled in the herd.
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