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Historical zoos

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Connected Sites

  • Ancient Thebes: Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut established a zoo in Thebes around 1490 BC
  • Medici Villas and Gardens: Lorenzo De' Medici had a zoo at his Villa in Poggio a Caiano, "composed of lions, dromedary, cheetah, giraffe and an Arab" Link
  • Mexico City and Xochimilco: Tenochtitlan: two zoos in the palace of Moctezuma
  • Potsdam: Peacock Island had a menagerie modelled after Versailles after whose peacocks the island was named.
  • Schönbrunn: Menagerie of the Habsburgs: oldest existing zoo (1752)
  • Singapore Botanic Gardens : from 1875 - 1913 SBG was the main zoo of the Straits Settlements
  • Tower of London: Royal Menagerie from the 13th century until 1835
  • Versailles: Menagerie during the reign of Louis XIV


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