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"
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
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Historical zoos?
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