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OLD ZOOS REVISITED

Since I don’t know when I have always loved Zoos … and then I got to finding History of Past Zoos and Animal Collections … If you know of any old Zoos let me know and I will research them and possibly do a Blog post for you and of course the Website … Also look us up on Facebook details on the Website as there are many more Old Zoos written about by me ..

Duthie Park Zoo , Polmuir Road , Aberdeen (approx 1904-1907)

Duthie Park Zoo , Polmuir Road , Aberdeen (approx 1904-1907) ….. Duthie Park was a 44 Acre Parcel of Land donated to Aberdeen Town Council by Lady Elizabeth Duthie back in 1881. As of 1904 there was a small Zoological collection in the grounds run by the then Park Superintendent Mr P Harper … There…

Sea Beach Zoo , Bathing Station , Aberdeen (1906-1909)

Sea Beach Zoo , Bathing Station , Aberdeen and Alhambra Music Hall , Aberdeen (1906-1909) … This establishment was begun in 1906 by Entrepreneur Mr John Sinclair …. This Zoo was commenced in 1906 for the first year the adverts state only that there were Wild Beast , Birds and Reptiles at the Zoo and…

Coventry Zoo Park , Whitley Common , Coventry , Warwickshire (1966-1979)

This establishment was first muted as a possibility when representatives of Chipperfields Circus met up with the Coventry Council Parks and Allotment Committee back on 15th May 1963 … On that day 6 sites in Coventry were visited and within days 2 possible sites had been selected … Neither site was disclosed at the time…

Whale Island Zoo , Portsmouth , Hampshire Approx (1913 -1940)

I was intrigued about this Zoo having read Clinton Keeling book “Where The Crane Danced” … Mr Keeling wrote about a visit he had with his wife to Whale Island … He wrote that the Zoo was established in approximately 1913 and that it all started with 2 Kangaroos … He goes on to state…

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