|Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut established a zoo in Thebes around 1490 BC
|Great Spa Towns of Europe
|Františkovy Lázně: "Following the American trend, a zoo was also established in [Loimann's Park], and so the forest park began to be known as America." (Nomination File, p. 64, 101, 134)
|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"
|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
|Stazione zoologica Anton Dohrn (1872) - the oldest aquarium of Italy
|Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro
|House of Beasts of Retiro Park
|Peacock Island had a menagerie modelled after Versailles after whose peacocks the island was named.
|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
|Menagerie during the reign of Louis XIV
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Historical Zoos?
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