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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sivatherium: Not A Modern-day Giraffe

Sivatheria (Sivatherium) on the Dodo Carousel, Paris, France Paris ~ October 14, 2008

On the Dodo Carousel of extinct and endangered animals in the Jardin des Plantes are several extinct Sivatheria (singular: Sivatherium). Bleary-eyed in the dusk after a long walk, I thought they were giraffes. I was delighted to find that they were something much rarer in my experience, and I began to look at the rest of the animals. . . . I blogged about the carousel on my personal blog here, and someone else has blogged it here. You can learn more about Sivatherium on Wikipedia and Laelaps.

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Jacob said...

Fascinating! I've never even heard of Sivatherium before. One never knows what one will find in Paris. Maybe the Moulin Rouge wasn't the place to look? I did see some interesting things there, too, though! ;-)

TheFrogBag said...

This may be the coolest thing yet!