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Welcome to Great Blue Marble Zoos. Featured world famous zoos, zoo trivia, oldest zoos, largest zoos, and links to the world's great zoos. Welcome to Great Blue Marble Zoos. Featured world famous zoos, zoo trivia, oldest zoos, largest zoos, and links to the world's great zoos.
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( When available the zoos of the world listed above are linked to the pages with language text in English.)
How many zoos are in the world? What is the largest zoo in the world?
What is the oldest zoo in the world? What is the oldest zoo in the USA?
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It is estimated there are currently over 1,500 zoos worldwide.

Based on the most animals housed in a zoo, the largest zoos in the world are the Berlin Zoo, 
with 13,000 animals, the NY Bronx Zoo with 6,000 animals, the San Diego Zoo with 4,000 animals,
and the Pretoria Zoo with 3,500 animals.

The Vienna Zoo (Schonbrunn Palace) is considered the oldest zoo in the world. The Vienna Zoo
opened to visitors in 1752, and has kept over 35 elephants in the zoo since 1772. The second oldest
zoo in the world is the London Zoo which opened in 1828. The London Zoo housed a collection of
exotic animals that were studied by eminent scientists of the day. Only later, in 1847, did the
London Zoo open to the public. Among many world firsts, the London Zoo opened the first reptile
house (1849), first public aquarium (1853), first insect house (1881), and the first children's zoo (1938).
The Berlin Zoo opened in 1841.

The oldest zoo in the United States is the Philadelphia Zoo, which was opened on July 1, 1874.
The Cincinnati Zoo opened in 1875, and the Bronx Zoo opened in 1889. Pre-dating the Philadelphia
Zoo was the Zoological Society of Philadelphia which was chartered in 1859, the same year
that Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace were presenting their independently derived
theories of evolution in London, England.
 
Great Blue Marble featured world famous zoos. Great Blue Marble has zoo information including zoo trivia, oldest zoos, largest zoos, and links to the world's great zoos. Great Blue Marble Featured Zoo
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The Singapore Zoological Gardens
Singapore Zoo - Giraffes. Singapore Zoological Gardens - Featured World Zoo. Singapore Zoo - Free ranging peacocks.
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The Singapore Zoological Gardens - Featuring the 'Open Zoo' Concept
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The Singapore Zoo opened in 1973. The Singapore Zoological Gardens
was founded by the late Dr Ong
Swee Law. In the late 1960s, Dr Ong,
the then Chairman of the Public
Utilities Board (PUB) felt that some
of the forested catchment areas
adjoining the reservoirs, which came
under PUB's purview, should be made
more accessible to the public.
Eventually, the idea of a zoo arose.
With the Government's financial
support, and after almost six years
of hard work, the Singapore
Zoological Gardens finally opened
its gates to guests on 27 June 1973.
The Singapore Zoo is a model of the open zoo concept. The Singapore Zoo is a model of the
`open zoo' concept. Animals are kept
in spacious, landscaped enclosures,
separated from visitors by dry or wet
moats. The moats are concealed with
vegetation or dropped below view.
 In the case of dangerous animals
such as leopards and jaguars which
climb very well, moat barriers are not
used. Instead, animals are housed in
beautifully landscaped glass-fronted
enclosures. Oppressive cages which
typify old zoos, are absent. The end
result is a feeling of openness.
The Singapore Zoo exhibits animals in enclosures that stimulate their natural habitats. It is important for zoos to exhibit
animals in enclosures which simulate
their natural habitats. This aspect of
zoo design is not only important to
the well-being of the animals, it also
helps visitors understand how the
animals live in the wild.  When
constructing a new exhibit, the land
has to be first shaped. Carefully
selected trees, shrubs, creepers,
ferns and grass are used to simulate
the environment. Rocks, logs and the
element of water are essential for
effect and aesthetics.
The Singapore Zoological Gardens 'Open Zoo' Exhibits
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Singapore Zoo Free Ranging Exhibits Singapore Zoo Cats Singapore Zoo Hamadryas Baboons Singapore Zoo Primates
Free Ranging Cats Hamadryas Baboons Primates
Singapore Zoo Treetops Trail Singapore Zoo Wild Africa Singapore Zoo Underwater Viewing Exhibits Singapore Zoo Fragile Forest
Treetops Trails Wild Africa Underwater Viewing The Fragile Forest
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