Who opened the first zoo in Canada, and the first in North America, near Halifax in 1847?
#78784. Asked by blairly21. (Apr 13 07 5:31 AM)
Andrew Downs -- |
"1847: North America's first professional zoo opens in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Called Down's Zoological Gardens, it would come to house one of, if not, the largest collection of birds, animals, and plants outside of Britain at that time. Andrew Down's collection became revered enough that parts of it would come to be displayed at many world's fairs and other exhibitions of the era."
Question #83683. dletwin asks:|
Who opened the first zoo in Canada (and the first in North America) near Halifax in 1847?
The gardens, started by Andrew Downs,was the first professional zoo in North America.
Jul 23 07, 7:01 AM
It is now called the Central Park Zoo and was founded by Kevin Roche. But, I am not sure if it is near Halifax.
Jul 23 07, 7:14 AM
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