Celebrating the 194th anniversary of the world’s oldest zoo
The ZSL Zoo in London is the world’s oldest zoo, celebrating its 194th anniversary today.
The zoo said on its official Twitter account that the animals in our zoo have encouraged millions of people to join the wildlife.
The tweet also said thank you very much for the continued support of the people and we hope you will visit the zoo again soon.
The zoo was opened on 27 April 1828 by the Zoological Society of London. It was Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore, who laid the foundation of the bird and opened its doors to the public in 1847.
The zoo housed a female black bear named Winnie, who inspired author Alan Alexander to write a children’s classic, Winnie the Pooh.
The zoo also housed an elephant named Jumbo, which coined the word Jumbo, and the famous zoologist Charles Darwin visited it in 1838 to study the first orangutan (a species of monkey) that lived here. What