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  1. Jonas Livet

    Jonas Livet Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I am looking for additional information about the small zoo situated within the National Garden Athens.

    Would you have any further source or date about its history and its development? Any historical map? Pictures?

    It seems that there are still nowadays quite a few cages and enclosures left, mostly occupied by domestic stock but what about the recent history? and the more distant one?

    I have checked already many sources and books within my library but without any success so far.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Jonas Livet
    Les Zoos dans le Monde
     
  2. drill

    drill Well-Known Member

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    It has a Zootierliste page if you didn't check
     
  3. Jonas Livet

    Jonas Livet Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I saw the Zootierliste information about it. Any other source? Thanks.
     
  4. Ned

    Ned Well-Known Member

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    I stumbled across this small zoo in the early 1990s. I remember the being a macaque (possibly crab-eating) in a cage. There was a family there who thought it great fun to squirt water at the monkey with a water pistol. There was also an eagle of some description and some terrapins in a pond. I remember seeing a large iron-barred cage that was unused but must have held a big cat or bear in its day.