#26254. Asked by lika. (Jan 11 03 12:03 AM)
Chicago opened one in 1893.
Jan 11 03, 12:09 AM
However LONDON beat it by 40 years!
Z is for 'Zoo' The London Zoo was the first zoo in the world. More exactly, it was the first zoo to be called a 'zoo.' Previously, zoos had been called menageries or zoological gardens. People started calling London Zoo a 'zoo' thanks to a popular song which went like this: 'Walking in the zoo is an okay thing to do.' (Doo bee doo bee doo.) The London Zoo boasts a number of firsts: world's first aquarium in 1853! http://www.guyfox.org.uk/ztoa.htm
Jan 11 03, 12:12 AM
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