Zoo and Aquarium History: Ancient Animal Collections To Zoological Gardens

Zoo and Aquarium History: Ancient Animal Collections To Zoological Gardens

Language: English

Pages: 440

ISBN: 084932100X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


As one of the world's most popular cultural activities, wild animal collections have been attracting visitors for 5,000 years. Under the direction of Vernon N. Kisling, an expert in zoo history, an international team of authors has compiled the first comprehensive, global history of animal collections, menageries, zoos, and aquariums. Zoo and Aquarium History: Ancient Animal Collections to Zoological Gardens documents the continuum of efforts in maintaining wild animal collections from ancient civilizations through today.

Although historical research on zoos and aquariums is still at a rudimentary stage, this book pulls together regional information along with the cultural aspects of each region to provide a foundation upon which further research can be based. It presents a chronological listing of the world's zoos and aquariums and features many never-before published photographs. Sidebars present supplementary information on pertinent personalities, events, and wildlife conservation issues. As an overview of the current state of our knowledge, Zoo and Aquarium History: Ancient Animal Collections to Zoological Gardens provides an extensive, chronological introduction to the subject and highlights the published and archival resources for those who want to know more.

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Animals, along with short notes about another 20. Many of his articles straddled the border between nature and the arts. His most comprehensive works described the world of animals on the arras tapestries. His main work, Ogrody Zoologiczne-Wczoraj-Dzis-Jutro ( Zoological Gardens — Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow),* was published two years after his death. In this book he describes the history and development of zoos from earliest times, covering in more or less detail over 150 zoos from around the.

Wednesday, March 21, 2001 8:24 AM 282 Zoo and Aquarium History: Ancient Animal Collections to Zoological Gardens have been developed into a shopping complex or factory site. Pathways for a viewing bus were carefully marked out and water holes, salt licks, and feeding areas judiciously placed. A beautiful interpretation center made completely with waste timber stands just inside the entrance and a special “hide,” or viewing tower, made of rough wood, overlooks a salt lick where animals gather.

Poultry, nightingales, goldfinches, thrushes, parrots, peafowl, pheasants, cranes, storks, and flamingos. The most common mammals kept as pets or in collections were dogs, cats, monkeys, weasels (tame ferrets used to control vermin), deer, gazelles, wolves, foxes, lynxes, caracals, hyenas, and camels. Lions, leopards, and bears were sometimes kept in cages or as pets in the houses of nobles and in the imperial palaces. Rare species, such as tiger, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, rhinoceros,.

Budgets authorized became insufficient for the operation of the museum and the depreciation of the currency required the budget to be augmented by one third over the previous year. Goeldi attempted to maintain the status quo in the zoo and wrote that it is repulsive to even think of diminishing the feed rations of the animals. It is also during this period that he offers his strongest defense for the existence of the zoo and botanical garden. In this defense of the park he suggests it would be.

Versailles was the most important. Similar to the menagerie at Schönbrunn, discussed later, it was best known for its architecture. The prominent feature of classic menageries was the circular layout, in the middle of which stood a beautiful pavilion. Around this pavilion was a walking path and outside this path were the enclosures and cages. Each enclosure had a house or stable at the far end for the animals and was bounded on three sides with walls. There were bars only in the direction of.

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