The difficulties of historic buildings in modern zoos

Berlin Zoo, Germany
Berlin Zoo, Germany Image: Sergey Galyonkin (Flickr)

The concept of the zoo as we know it today first started to emergehalfway through the 19th century. Since then, the way we think about keeping animals has changed significantly. But what hasn’t changed, specifically in the older zoos are the buildings and enclosures for the animals, often becuase of protective legislation.

In an article at Monumente, Dr. Natascha Meuser, Professor at the University of Anhalt / Dessau explains the difficulties modern zoos face concerning their built heritage.

Read the article (in German) at Monumente.

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