|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"|
|Medina Azahara||literary sources indicate the presence of amenities such as a zoo (AB ev)|
|Mexico City and Xochimilco||Tenochtitlan: two zoos in the palace of Moctezuma|
|Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro||House of Beasts of Retiro Park|
|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|
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Historical zoos?
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