18 June 2011

Sheep, goats and rabbits...in Monaco

No, you are not at the wrong place... there really are sheep, goats and rabbits in Monaco. This is a small area in the Parc Princesse Antoinette - the children's garden.

I believe part of the late Prince Rainier's infamous zoo below le rocher has been turned into a petting zoo for children and happily some of the wild animals sent to Africa - a couple or so years ago two leopards, Pitou and Sirius, were released into the wilds of Africa by by conservationist Virginia McKenna. Sadly, Pitou was killed by a puff adder in January this year.


Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Great minds think alike. Kate of Visual St. Paul also has goats on her site today.

Kate said...

Hi Jilly! What a delightful coincidence that we both have featured goats today. Love the close-up of your top photo. I confess that I never got this close to the goats on the sod roof at Johnson's restaurant, which is quite a draw for the tourists! Re. your photos: Imagine having a zoo of your own...t'would be fun!

Julie said...

I, too, love the close-up of the sheep. Is that some sort of a tracking-tag? Here in Australia we are going through considerable angst about the live animal trade, and more tracking devices are under active consideration.

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