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National Zoo Lovers Day

If you want to understand how animals live, you don't go to the zoo, you go to the jungle.

By SUGANYA RPublished 2 months ago 3 min read

The United States celebrates National Zoo Lovers Day on April 8, which unites all zoo animal lovers in honor of this momentous occasion! How many creatures were prevented from going extinct by zoos? Indeed, zoos provide educational, scientific, and recreational objectives in addition to serving as habitats for endangered species. Zoos have existed since at least 4000 B.C. This getaway is ideal for you if you have a passion for animals. Find out more about your favorite animals by visiting a nearby zoo; you can also volunteer there!

The National Zoo Lovers Day History

Animal ensnaring was a common practice among the Greeks in the seventh century B.C. Many animals that "Alexander the Great" captured during his military operations were delivered to Greece. The original zoos in Egypt and Asia were maintained primarily for the benefit of the general population, with research as a secondary function. The Greeks were particularly interested in the study and experimentation of enthralled animals in the fourth century B.C. The Romans kept two distinct animal collections for their arena and scientific purposes.

Zoos suffered after the fall of the Roman Empire; nonetheless, Emperor Charlemagne in the eighth century and Henry I in the twelveth century kept certain private collections. In 1333, King Philip VI kept a menagerie in the Paris Louvre. At Versailles, numerous Bourbon family members possessed collections of animals. Subsequently, in 1519, a zoo with habituated birds, mammals, and reptiles was found in Mexico. A total of 300 zookeepers looked after it. The first modern zoo was established in 1752 at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna with the founding of the Imperial Menagerie.

Regent's Park hosted the creation of the collection in 1828, two years after the Zoological Society of London was established. By the middle of the 1800s, zoos were built all over the world. More than 40 zoos that are still in operation today are 100 years old or older. There are primarily ancient zoos in Europe. Zoos have rapidly expanded throughout the world after the end of World War II, with many of them being founded more for financial gain and public amusement than for the study of animals. It is estimated that there are thousands of public animal collections worldwide, while the precise number is unclear at this time.

National Zoo Lovers Day, observed on April 8th of each year, inspires us to visit our local zoos. Millions of people visit zoos each to learn about the various creatures that call them home. Numerous zoological parks, as they are also called, function as breeding facilities. When a species is endangered or in danger of becoming so, these facilities are essential. Additionally, they educate the public on a wide range of species and their environments.

A few details about the zoo:

The Vienna Zoo, which first welcomed visitors in 1765, is the oldest zoo still in operation.

Central Park Zoo, the first public zoo in the United States, opened its doors in New York in 1864.

With its founding in 1859, Philadelphia Zoo has the oldest zoo charter. In 1874, it had its official opening to the public.

The United States is home to 350 zoos.

Every year, almost 175 million people visit zoos.

The yearly attendance at Disney's Animal Kingdom has surpassed 9.8 million.

The San Diego Zoo welcomes more than 3.2 million visitors a year.

A bull giraffe weighing two tons is a formidable animal. It's unlikely that you will encounter one in the wild, but you don't have to travel to the savannah to get a glimpse of one. On National Zoo Lovers Day, we honor the zoos across our country for showcasing the amazing wildlife that inhabit our planet.

It is human passion to study animals. Ancient Egyptians had menageries of animals. Even though many of their animals ended up in the arena, the ancient Roman emperors also maintained private zoos. The term "zoo" is an abbreviation for "zoological garden," which is a park with animals housed in enclosures for public exhibition.


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