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London, England, United Kingdom
July 13, 2012
From journal Super Barcelona!
November 15, 2005
From journal The heart of Barcelona
Manchester, United Kingdom
April 29, 2005
From journal 4-Day Barcelona Break
Leeds, United Kingdom
January 10, 2003
From journal 6 Days in Barcelona
September 26, 2002
From journal Viva Barcelona!!!!
by Truly Malin
New York, New York
June 28, 2001
The Zoo was built in the 1950s and was considered revolutionary at the time because most of its inhabitants are not caged, but are kept in their respective areas by the use of moats. Floquet is not so lucky, and spends most of his time behind a plexiglass window with two of his many offspring. He is famous for his wide range of facial expressions, which are made all the more remarkable by the unusual pinkness of his skin. His unusual coloring and flamboyant personality are worth a visit, especially if you have kids in tow. Also in attendance was what appeared to be an albino peacock, although its existence is not nearly as well advertised.
I didn't take any photos of Floquet; he is photographed more often than a supermodel and I thought he could use a break. Instead, I will direct you to a link where he is posing very prettily and making a great face!
The zoo is located in the Parc de la Ciutadella, which also contains a truly splendid multi-story fountain on which Gaudi reputedly worked as a student. The fountain is flanked by two stone staircases leading up to what was once an aquarium.
From journal Barcelona: Where Old Meets New
Victoria, British Columbia
February 19, 2001
From journal Magical Barcelona