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Acclimatisation societies

Acclimatisation societies  

Were established in several Australian colonies in the mid-nineteenth century to colonise the indigenous Australian environment with exotic flora and fauna. Advocates of acclimatisation believed ...
botanical garden

botanical garden  

A facility in which trees and shrubs are cultivated for exhibition, or preserved for conservation or reintroduction, as part of a living collection. See also zoo.
captive breeding

captive breeding  

The breeding and raising of endangered species of animals in captivity (for example, in a zoo), where they can be protected and cared for, as part of a living collection, before being released into ...
ex situ

ex situ  

Outside, off site, or away from the natural location. For example, biological material which is in a laboratory, collection, botanical garden, zoo, or aquarium. Also known as off‐site. Contrast in ...
fauna

fauna  

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All the animal life normally present in a given habitat at a given time. See also macrofauna; microfauna. Compare flora.
living collection

living collection  

An approach to the conservation of biodiversity that is based on using off‐site methods (such as zoos, botanical gardens, arboretums, and captive breeding programmes) to protect and maintain ...
popularization

popularization  

To speak of the popularization of the Enlightenment implies first, the interlocking of sets of ideas, attitudes, and values that can be identified as characteristic of the Enlightenment, and then ...
species survival plan

species survival plan  

A captive breeding programme, usually within a zoo or aquarium, that is designed to aid the recovery of a particular species by breeding a healthy, genetically diverse, and self‐sustaining captive ...
zoo

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Public or private institution in which living animals are kept and exhibited. Wild animals have been kept in captivity since

Zoological Gardens

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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2005

The ancient Egyptians derived considerable pleasure from viewing a variety of animals. Exotic birds and beasts, from distant lands, were

Zoological gardens

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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2003
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History, Regional and National History
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were preceded by small, privately run menageries, which existed in Australia from at least the early 1800s, when a collection

Zoological Gardens

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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2007
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History, Regional and National History
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In 1831 the Zoological Society of Ineland (founded 1830) opened its zoo in Dublin; the aim was to advance

Zoos and other Animal Parks

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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2005
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It has become customary, following Loisel (1912), to divide the history of zoological parks into five periods. The first

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