European zoos: travel as a basis for success
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.
When the railway network connected most European capitals, the city zoo comes into the picture as an imitation of nature.
Zoos, the second nature.