Great to find this community (and ZootierListe) I love Zoos, and Zoo History. I've been obsessed since I was a child, (thanks to Paignton and DWP). I used to borrow the London Zoo Architecture book from the library for months at a time. (Eventually I bought myself a copy) I do collect some ephemera, mainly pre- WW2 postcards. My current home Zoo is London, but fond memories of Al Ain, Sharjah, Paignton and Dartmoor Zoo (then known as Sparkwell Wildlife Park) I've only managed to make a small dent into Continental Zoos so far. Alas, I am not a Zookeeper or Zoo Vet as younger me would have liked, but aspiring natural history curator seems a fair compromise. (Animals! Taxonomy! lots of places worldwide to indulge my obsession!) Luckily other-half doesn't mind being dragged around Zoos (and Museums) and even suggested a trip to the Zoo for Valentine's Day.