1750-1849 - The first zoos

July 31st,1752
Tiergarten Schönbrunn

Vienna zoo (Austria) opens as a part of the imperial gardens of Schönbrunn castle, and is thereby the worlds oldest zoo. That day the emperor sat his foot fore the first time here and since he and his familly has enjoyed many days here, having his morning coffee in the Café, wich still stands. So does many of the old enclosures.

December 11th,1794
Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes

The french revolution started 1789 and the king had animals at Versailles. Most where aten, some where killed, but a few animals survived and these where the beginning of this zoo.

April 27th, 1828
Zoological Gardens of London

London Zoo was the first the zoo with the name Zoological Gardens and was found by Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of the city of Singapore. In the beginning it was a garden only for scientific research and first opened for the public 1847. There has been an aquarium at the Zoo since 1853 and was the first aquarium to be established in the world. The word 'aquarium' also originates at London Zoo, beforehand the term for a fish enclosure was 'Aquatic Vivarium'.Today you finde more than 750 species here.

September 1st, 1831
Zoological Gardens Dublin

This is the first Zoo in the contryside, today though a capital zoo. The first animals came from London Zoo. It only has a small collection of animals, though many are quite rare

Bristol Zoological Gardens

This is the 3rd still surviving Zoo in the former UK an the 2nd in England. It is videly known becourse of its fine breedingresults, like the first squirrel monky in any zoo. Today it covers 12acres (5 ha) and is home to aprox 400 species

May 1st, 1838
Natura Artis Magistra Amsteram

This is the first real zoo opening outside of the UK, beeing a part of of a natural society to studdy animals. It is still one of the worlds biggest animalscollection, with aprox 900 species. The last quagga world wide died in this zoo.

July 21st, 1843
Antwerpen Zoo

This Zoo opened just 5 years after the kingdom of Belgium was recognized officially. It has 950 species and its most known building is the old pachydermhouse, built like an egyptian temple in 1856

August 1st, 1844
Zoologischer Garten Berlin

This is Germanys oldest zoo and has by far most species of any Zoo world wide, with 1460 species of animals. Especially known is the Antilope House formed like a mosque. But also a lot of the other houses are build like houses frome Asia and old time Europe.

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