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: B00UVA6W4W

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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Asia.....................................................................................381 Southeast Asia ..............................................................................381 Indonesia .......................................................................................382 East Asia........................................................................................382 Zoological Gardens of India ..................................................................382 Zoological

Asia.....................................................................................381 Southeast Asia ..............................................................................381 Indonesia .......................................................................................382 East Asia........................................................................................382 Zoological Gardens of India ..................................................................382 Zoological

from these rooms. Trading expeditions were made to obtain needed resources, exotic materials, and animals. These expeditions were made to the Holy Land in the east extending up through Palestine, Syria, and Mesopotamia for wood, gold, silver, precious stones, horses, bears, elephants, fish, and cattle. They extended to Nubia in the south via the Nile River for gold, ebony, ivory, acacia 2100_frame_C01 Page 15 Wednesday, March 21, 2001 8:00 AM Ancient Collections and Menageries 15 wood,

from town to town. In the early centuries they often had only one animal, such as an elephant or a rhino. Later they developed larger collections with a variety of animals. The traveling menageries were also involved in the animal trade. Owners of stationary menageries often bought animals from the traveling menageries. Traveling menageries, rather than the stationary menageries, were part of the public’s education since it has only been during the last two centuries that stationary menageries

shortage of food and because the weakened animals succumbed to illness. Like many other zoos in Western Europe, the problems did not end with the armistice. The economic crisis after World War I did not stop at the gates of the zoos. In 1921 there were only a few animals at Schönbrunn. All of the big cats, monkeys, antelope, giraffes, rodents, and many other animals had died. Most of the enclosures and houses were left empty. A question then arose whether or not the menagerie should be closed. A

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