Lanterns of sea animals going in Paris


Animal-shaped colored figures are displayed during the exhibition "Ocean en voie d illumination" by Jardin des Plantes (Botanic Garden) in Paris, France, 15 November, 2019. Tradesmen from Zigong City came in the province of Chinese Sichuan combine the lanterns that are covered from fabrics made from silk and lit with thousands of LED lights that make the sculptures. REUTERS / Charles Plates

PARIS (Reuters) – Massive lanterns in whale, octopus and cellular fish lit up Friday in a four-year botanical garden center in Paris.

The Natural History Museum hopes to build on the success of last winter when huge wild animal installations attracted 370,000 visitors to “Jardin des Plantes” and became one of the city's most popular tourist attractions.

This year, 50 ocean creatures have been installed by organizers consisting of hundreds of light structures, some of them – up to 10 meters in height or 30 meters in length.

“It is an extraordinary journey that will surprise young people and older people and raise awareness of the vulnerability of the oceans,” said the French Natural History Museum in a statement.

The museum created the attraction in conjunction with the Chinese Lights Festival.

The oceans account for about 70% of the earth's surface. Animals that live in or around the seas look at their lives when climate change arises, as water gets warmer.

(This story has been reformed to remove the alien word from the headline)

Maya wrote Nikolaeva; Edited by Toby Chopra

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