Friday, December 17, 2010

Vintage Frankfurt Zoo

Both of these pictures are from 1878. The picture above is of the "camel house" and yard, and the picture below is of the aquarium and zoo tower. The Zoo of Frankfurt am Main was created in 1858, and is the second oldest zoo in Germany, after the Berlin Zoo. It was founded through a private initiative, funded since 1915 by public funds. During the Second World War it was almost totally destroyed, with only 20 animals surviving a bombardment in 1944. Most of the building's at the zoo today are the result of the "frantic" early fifties when the zoo was rebuilt.

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