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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.
France
1911
Germany
2863
Netherlands
2658
Belgium
1612
Italy
861
Switzerland
1202
Spain
1373
Budapest
2540
London
4097
Helsinki
1831
Warsaw
3146
Vienna
4809
Copenhagen
3719
Prague
2649
Dublin
4146
Riga
2267
Ljubljana
1899
Zagreb
4221


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