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European zoos: travel as a basis for success

Colonialism

Western countries are linked to colonies.

Zoos, a showcase for the colonies

Stations and zoos

At approximately the same time, modern zoo and railway stations developed in 19th century Europe and often in each other's vicinity. They are both windows on the world.

City zoos

When the railway network connected most European capitals, the city zoo comes into the picture as an imitation of nature.

Zoos, the second nature.
Belgium
1519
Germany
2759
Italy
791
France
1812
Netherlands
2562
Switzerland
1127
Spain
1309
Budapest
2175
London
3648
Helsinki
1659
Warsaw
2980
Vienna
4364
Copenhagen
3471
Prague
2507
Dublin
3833
Riga
2143
Ljubljana
1787
Zagreb
3878


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