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In 1831 the Zoological Society of Ineland (founded 1830) opened its zoo in Dublin; the aim was to advance scientific research as well as inform and divert the public. Belfast ...

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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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...the efforts of acclimatisation and zoological societies in the mid-nineteenth century. Like botanic gardens , zoos were designed for the collection and study of species according to scientific principles; indeed many botanic gardens introduced zoological exhibits in the late nineteenth century. A site at Royal Park, Melbourne, was set aside and laid out as a zoological gardens by the Acclimatization Society of Victoria in 1861 . Other major zoos followed in Adelaide ( 1883 ) and Perth ( 1898 ). The Zoological Society of NSW, formed in 1879 , managed a...

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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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... Gardens . In 1831 the Zoological Society of Ineland (founded 1830 ) opened its zoo in Dublin; the aim was to advance scientific research as well as inform and divert the public. Belfast ( 1934 ) was the first municipal zoo in the United Kingdom; it too had both scientific and leisure purposes. Balfast in the 1980s and Dublin the the 1990s reorganized, placing a stronger emphasis on conservation (especially of endangered species) and education. The Causeway Safari Park, Co Antrim ( 1970–97 ), and the Fota Wildlife Park, Co. Cork (founded 1983 ),...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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2005

...for Show and Pleasure in Ancient Rome . Manchester, 1937. Chapter 2 is entitled “Zoological Magnificence in Egypt under the Ptolemies” and furnishes a good survey of our knowledge about the royal zoological garden at ancient Alexandria. For a more up-to-date translation of the text from Athenaeus, see Rice (1983) below. Keimer, Louis . Jardins zoologiques d'Égypte . Cahiers d'histoire égyptienne 6 (1954), 81–159. A brief but valuable history of menageries and zoological gardens in Egypt, from antiquity to the middle of the twentieth century. Newton, F. G. ...

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Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2018
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53 words

...zoological gardens ( zoological park ) Managed land upon which a live zoological collection is kept or displayed. Generally controlled by a board of trustees (e.g. the Zoological Parks Board constituted under the Zoological Parks Board Act 1973 (NSW) or the Zoological Parks and Gardens Board under the Zoological Parks and Gardens Act 1995 ...

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In 1831 the Zoological Society of Ineland (founded 1830) opened its zoo in Dublin; the aim was to advance scientific research as well as inform and divert the public. Belfast ...
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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)

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2015
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... garden ( zoo ) Open-air enclosed area for keeping, displaying, studying, and breeding animals. The type is ancient, for animals were kept in gardens in Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and China for purposes of providing game for hunting, food, and impressing visitors. Menageries to show off species discovered in explorations were developed from Renaissance times, but the animals were caged rather than allowed the freedom of open-air habitats, and in the C18 royal menageries were opened to the public, including the Tiergarten , Schönbrunn, near...

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The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

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...also Botanical Garden ; Ecology ; National Parks and Nature Reserves ; Zoology . Stanley Smyth Flower , A List of Zoological Gardens of the World (1912). Gustave Loisel , Histoire des menageries de l'antiquite a nos jours , 3 vols. (1912). Elizabeth Hanson , A Cultural History of American Zoos (1996). R. J. Hoage and William A. Deiss , eds., New Worlds, New Animals: From Menagerie to Zoological Park in the Nineteenth Century (1996). Vernon N. Kisling, Jr. , Zoo and Aquarium History: Ancient Animal Collections to Zoological Gardens (2000). Sally...

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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961 words
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...are truncated words. Among the established terms in this category are auto (automobile), bike (bicycle), bra (brassiere), deli (delicatessen), phone (telephone), plane (airplane), pub (public house), temp (temporary employee), tux (tuxedo), and zoo (zoological gardens). All of these are high casualisms, being old and established. Newer truncated forms tend to fall in the middle to low range. Examples abound: bro (brother) burbs (suburbs) carb (carbohydrate) carb (carburetor) combo (combination) cred (credibility) cuke (cucumber) fridge...

Araneidae

Araneidae  

; order Araneae, suborder Araneomorphae)Family of spiders which spin typical orb webs and whose legs are armed with many long spines. The chelicerae possess many teeth, and many species of orb ...
fungus garden

fungus garden  

A ‘garden’ made by parasol ants (Attini; see also Myrmicinae) in which the ants cultivate fungi as a source of food.
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 ...
Alfred Edmund Brehm

Alfred Edmund Brehm  

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(Renthendorf, Thuringia, 1829–84, Renthendorf),travelled in Africa and the wilder parts of Europe, pursuing zoological studies. In 1863 he was appointed director of the Hamburg zoological garden. His ...
Attini

Attini  

(family Formicidae, subfamily Myrmicinae)Tribe of ants in which foliage cut by foraging workers provides a substrate for the growth of a fungus, localized in fungus gardens within the soil nest. ...
William Turner

William Turner  

(c.1508–1568), physician and botanist.Turner was one of the first to be interested in both botany and zoology, but at Cambridge was so frustrated at the standard of botanical tuition ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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