Gallery: Paris Officials Hire Sheep to Mow and Fertilize City Green Spa...

 

Last week, four shaggy black sheep were put to work grazing on the grass in front of Paris‘ municipal archives building. The sheep are being used as a pastoral alternative to gas-guzzling and noisy conventional lawn mowers, and if the trial goes according to plan, they could be employed in other parts of the city. Mayor Bertrand Delanoë’s office has described the project as “eco-grazing,” but the sheep are doing much more than that; they’re also drawing crowds of curious onlookers to the archives.

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