1600 panda bears were on display Saturday at Les Passages at Boulogne-Billancourt. Pandas are increasingly under threat, as their native habitat - bamboo forests in Southwest China - diminishes. The World Wildlife Fund exhibition is in conjunction with the United Nations Year of Biodiversity initiative.
This little boy ran past the ropes, in his enthusiasm to touch the pandas.
His mom ran to retrieve him.
A group of pandas enjoyed the carousel.
This trio of pandas stood guard on top of an adjacent building.
A panda in the ticket booth.
This black-and-white dog moved closer to investigate the curious creatures.
...but seemed to lose interest.
The carousel at dusk. Thousands of excited children - and plenty of adults - visited the pandas, now an endangered species.
Go here to find various ways you can help assure the pandas' survival.
Children's t-shirts were selling like hotcakes Saturday at the WWF booth.