Parc aux animaux du Bois-de-la-Bâtie

The Parc aux animaux du Bois-de-la-Bâtie is a small zoo located in the Bois-de-la-Bâtie park, in Geneva. It has many animals common in farms or native from Switzerland. Entrance is free.

Above, pygmy goat.

Above, aviary.

Above, deer.

Above, alpine ibex (bouquetin).

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Café Félin “Ma Langue aux Chats”

At the end of my day trip to Québec City, while I was was waiting for my bus back to Montreal, I stayed at Café Félin Ma Langue Aux Chats, a cat café close to both Old Québec and the bus station. The concept is similar to what can be found in Japan (and increasingly in other countries): It is a classic café, but with cats walking about. They were a bit sleepy when I visited but it was nice and relaxing after a day of walking.

Above, kombucha.

Montreal Biodome

The Montreal Biodome is a greenhouse located at the Olympic Park in Montreal, near the Olympic Stadium. The building was originally designed to serve as a velodrome for the 1976 Summer Olympics. The Biodome allows visitors to walk through replicas of 5 ecosystems found in the Americas: Tropical Forest, Laurentian Maple Forest, Gulf of Saint Lawrence Marine Ecosystem,  Labrador Coast, Sub-Antarctic Islands.

Above, entrance hall.

Above, in the tropical rainforest ecosystem.

Above, macaws.

Above, alligator.

Above, in the Laurentian maple forest ecosystem.

Above, otter.

Above, racoon. There was a lynx (in another cage) but it was moving too fast.

Above, in the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence ecosystem.

Above, in the Labrador Coast ecosystem.

Above, puffins in the sub-Antarctic islands ecosystem.

Above, penguins.

Above, exhibition of worldwide crossing (Xing) signs.

Above, roof of the Biodome.