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"Discover the Wonders of London Zoo: A Journey Through Time and Wildlife" Step into a world where history and nature intertwine, as we explore the captivating London Zoo

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: A Shoe-billed Stork, London Zoo, July 1926 (b / w photo)

A Shoe-billed Stork, London Zoo, July 1926 (b / w photo)
3483822 A Shoe-billed Stork, London Zoo, July 1926 (b/w photo) by Bond, Frederick William (1887-1942); Zoological Society of London; eZoological Society of London; British, out of copyright

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: BBC broadcast from the aviary at London Zoo, 20th century

BBC broadcast from the aviary at London Zoo, 20th century. Officials of the British Broadcasting Corporation, preparing to broadcast sounds from the aviary at London Zoo

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: African quagga, an extinct equine

African quagga, an extinct equine
Quagga in the London Zoo, now extinct, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Milky Monkey

Milky Monkey
23rd March 1959: Congo, a chimpanzee at London Zoo, likes his milk and whenever possible upturns a bottle and drains it dry. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Keeper Collins on a lawn at London Zoo with a Clouded Rock Iguana on a lead, London Zoo

Keeper Collins on a lawn at London Zoo with a Clouded Rock Iguana on a lead, London Zoo
2921582 Keeper Collins on a lawn at London Zoo with a Clouded Rock Iguana on a lead, London Zoo, 1924 (b/w photo) by Bond

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Zoological Gardens, Regents Park, Marylebone, London, c1840. Artist: FW Hulme

Zoological Gardens, Regents Park, Marylebone, London, c1840. Artist: FW Hulme
View of the tunnel in the Zoological Gardens at Regents Park, London, c1840; with groups of figures and families

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Congos Artwork

Congos Artwork
Congo, London Zoos artistic chimpanzee, at work on his new masterpiece, 25th May 1957. (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Lubetkin Penguin Pool, January 1934 (b / w photo)

Lubetkin Penguin Pool, January 1934 (b / w photo)
878300 Lubetkin Penguin Pool, January 1934 (b/w photo) by Bond, Frederick William (1887-1942); Zoological Society of London; (add.info.: Keeper and penguins)

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: From the forest to the laid table (colour litho)

From the forest to the laid table (colour litho)
2778188 From the forest to the laid table (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: From the forest to the laid table)

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: In the Lion House at the Zoo (colour litho)

In the Lion House at the Zoo (colour litho)
2791831 In the Lion House at the Zoo (colour litho) by Williamson, J. (active c. 1905); Private Collection; (add.info.: In the Lion House at the Zoo)

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus
circa 1905: Two hippopotami relax in their enclosure at London Zoo. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Barnums Elephant

Barnums Elephant
circa 1890: Jumbo, the famous elephant which belonged to US showman Phineas Taylor Barnum, at London Zoo in Regents Park. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Okapi

Okapi
9th August 1979: An Okapi feeding at London Zoo. (Photo by Fred Mott/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Abyssinian Hornbill, White-Necked Crow, and Small Hornbill, Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1865

Abyssinian Hornbill, White-Necked Crow, and Small Hornbill, Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1865. African birds. 'The large, gaunt-looking bird, [foreground]

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Swinhoe's Pheasant, lately added to the collection of the Zoological Society of London, 1865

Swinhoe's Pheasant, lately added to the collection of the Zoological Society of London, 1865. '...a newly-discovered species, which has been worthily named after its discoverer, Mr

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: The newly-imported African elephant at the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1865

The newly-imported African elephant at the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1865. Creator: Pearson
The newly-imported African elephant at the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, [London], 1865. '...no example of the African species has been previously exhibited...[here], nor

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Engraving depicting a Marmoset monkey also known as zaris on display at London Zoo

Engraving depicting a Marmoset monkey also known as zaris on display at London Zoo
5309237 Engraving depicting a Marmoset monkey also known as zaris on display at London Zoo; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a Marmoset monkey also known as zaris on display at London Zoo)

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Cartoon commenting on the arrival of the new hippopotamus at Zoological Society in Regent's Park

Cartoon commenting on the arrival of the new hippopotamus at Zoological Society in Regent's Park, London
5308718 Cartoon commenting on the arrival of the new hippopotamus at Zoological Society in Regent's Park, London, 19th century; (add.info)

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Illustration depicting a shearing machine (lawn mower) invented by Edward Beard Budding

Illustration depicting a shearing machine (lawn mower) invented by Edward Beard Budding
5309418 Illustration depicting a shearing machine (lawn mower) invented by Edward Beard Budding; (add.info.: Illustration depicting a shearing machine (lawn mower) invented by Edward Beard Budding

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Punch marking the death of the sea cow (manatee) at the London Zoo in 1879, 19th century

Punch marking the death of the sea cow (manatee) at the London Zoo in 1879, 19th century
5309050 Punch marking the death of the sea cow (manatee) at the London Zoo in 1879, 19th century; (add.info.: Punch marking the death of the sea cow (manatee) at the London Zoo in 1879

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: The chimpanzee and the ourang-outang at the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's Park, 1864

The chimpanzee and the ourang-outang at the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's Park, 1864. Creator: Pearson
The chimpanzee and the ourang-outang at the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's Park, 1864. The new monkey-house lately erected now contains specimens of both of the best known species of

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Rare birds From Navigators Islands: the Didunculus strigirostris, 1864. Creator: Pearson

Rare birds From Navigators Islands: the Didunculus strigirostris, 1864. Creator: Pearson
Rare birds From Navigators Islands: the Didunculus strigirostris or tooth-billed pigeon, 1864. Engraving from a drawing by E. Thomas

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Recent additions to the Zoological Society's Collection, Regent's Park, 1864. Creator: Pearson

Recent additions to the Zoological Society's Collection, Regent's Park, 1864. Creator: Pearson
Recent additions to the Zoological Society's Collection, Regent's Park, [London], 1864. The Brazilian monkey (Pithecia Satanas) is from the banks of the Amazon

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Recent additions to the Zoological Society's Collection, Regent's Park, 1864. Creator: Pearson

Recent additions to the Zoological Society's Collection, Regent's Park, 1864. Creator: Pearson
Recent additions to the Zoological Society's Collection, Regent's Park, [London], 1864. @the oppossum (Didelphys virginidux)

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Recent additions to the Zoological Society's Collection, Regent's Park, 1864. Creator: Pearson

Recent additions to the Zoological Society's Collection, Regent's Park, 1864. Creator: Pearson
Recent additions to the Zoological Society's Collection, Regent's Park, 1864. These have all been imported from various parts of the American continent

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: The Galago, brought by Dr. Livingstone from South Africa for the Zoological Society's... 1864

The Galago, brought by Dr. Livingstone from South Africa for the Zoological Society's... 1864. Creator: Pearson
The Galago, brought by Dr. Livingstone from South Africa for the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's Park, 1864

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: The Hornbills, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1864. Creator: Pearson

The Hornbills, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1864. Creator: Pearson
The Hornbills, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1864. We lately mentioned that Mr. Thompson, the head keeper of the Zoological Society's Gardens in Regent's Park

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: The Red-breasted Goose at the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's Park, 1858. Creator: Unknown

The Red-breasted Goose at the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's Park, 1858. Creator: Unknown
The Red-breasted Goose at the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's Park, 1858. The red-breasted Goose (Bernicla ruficollis)

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: The Prince of Wales's Animals from India, 1876. Creator: J. G

The Prince of Wales's Animals from India, 1876. Creator: J. G
The Prince of Wales's Animals from India, 1876. Thaars; an incident on the road; Musk Deer; Wild Cat...Jung Pershad and Sepa Kali...two elephants

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: The New Lion-House, Zoological Society's Gardens, 1876. Creator: Unknown

The New Lion-House, Zoological Society's Gardens, 1876. Creator: Unknown
The New Lion-House, Zoological Society's Gardens, [London], 1876....large new building...for the more commodious lodging of the grand species of feline carnivorous animals...The interior is very

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Moving the lions at the Zoological Society's Gardens, 1876. Creator: Unknown

Moving the lions at the Zoological Society's Gardens, 1876. Creator: Unknown
Moving the lions at the Zoological Society's Gardens, 1876. Lioness in her new home. The lions, tigers, and panthers of the Zoological Society's collection in the Regent's Park Gardens

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: The Babirussa, recently added to the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's Park, 1860

The Babirussa, recently added to the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's Park, 1860. Creator: Pearson
The Babirussa, recently added to the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's Park, [London], 1860. The babirussa of the Island of Celebes (Sus babirussa)

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Honduras Turkeys, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Honduras Turkeys, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Honduras Turkeys, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1858. Two specimens, male and female, of that magnificent bird

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: The Mooruk, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1858. Creator: Unknown

The Mooruk, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1858. Creator: Unknown
The Mooruk, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1858. The mooruk is a bird of the same order as the ostrich, rhea, emu, and cassowary; the wings are abortive, that is to say

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Flying Foxes in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's-Park, 1856. Creator: Pearson

Flying Foxes in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's-Park, 1856. Creator: Pearson
Flying Foxes in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's-Park, [London], 1856. The Flying Fox is the largest of the fruit-eating bats of India

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Babylonian Lions just received at the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's-Park, 1856

Babylonian Lions just received at the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's-Park, 1856. Creator: Pearson
Babylonian Lions just received at the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's-Park, [London], 1856. Alderman Finnis has on various occasions given proof of his disposition to support

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Sea Anemones in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's-Park, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Sea Anemones in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's-Park, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Sea Anemones in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's-Park, 1854. Aquatic life at London Zoo. From the...background rises up a tall, massive

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Clouded Tigers, in the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's-Park, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Clouded Tigers, in the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's-Park, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Clouded Tigers, in the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's-Park, 1854. Big cats at London Zoo. The graceful species...is not only one of the most beautiful objects in the menagerie...but

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: At the London Zoo - enjoying a ride on an elephant, 1939, (1947). Creator: Unknown

At the London Zoo - enjoying a ride on an elephant, 1939, (1947). Creator: Unknown
At the London Zoo - enjoying a ride on an elephant, 1939, (1947). The future Queen Elizabeth II rides an elephant with a keeper as mahout

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: At the London Zoo - watching the antics of a baby panda, 1939, (1947). Creator: Unknown

At the London Zoo - watching the antics of a baby panda, 1939, (1947). Creator: Unknown
At the London Zoo - watching the antics of a baby panda, 1939, (1947). The future Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Princess Margaret with animals

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: At the London Zoo - at the Penguin Pool, 1939, (1947). Creator: Unknown

At the London Zoo - at the Penguin Pool, 1939, (1947). Creator: Unknown
At the London Zoo - at the Penguin Pool, 1939, (1947). The future Queen Elizabeth II in the penguin enclosure designed by Berthold Lubetkin

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Arctic Foxes and Birds, just received by the Zoological Society, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Arctic Foxes and Birds, just received by the Zoological Society, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Arctic Foxes and Birds, just received by the Zoological Society, 1854. New animals at London Zoo. A considerable number of valuable Arctic birds, foxes, &c

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Wild Sheep of the Punjab, in the Gardens of the Zoologicial Society, Regent's-Park, 1854

Wild Sheep of the Punjab, in the Gardens of the Zoologicial Society, Regent's-Park, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Wild Sheep of the Punjab, in the Gardens of the Zoologicial Society, Regent's-Park, 1854. Urial at London Zoo. The...Indian Wild Sheep (Ovis Vignei) has a very extensive range in the Himalaya

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Cape Hunting Dogs, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's-Park, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Cape Hunting Dogs, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's-Park, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Cape Hunting Dogs, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's-Park, 1854. African wild dogs at London Zoo. The Hunting Dogs (Lycaon venaticus)...were, we believe

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Nest of the Brush Turkey, in the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's-Park, 1854. Creator: H

Nest of the Brush Turkey, in the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's-Park, 1854. Creator: H. Wendel
Nest of the Brush Turkey, in the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's-Park, 1854. The Wattled Talegalla...are hot-bed makers; and in these beds or mounds, of no trifling size

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: The female hippopotamus, at the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's-Park, 1854. Creator: Unknown

The female hippopotamus, at the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's-Park, 1854. Creator: Unknown
The female hippopotamus, at the Zoological Society's Gardens, Regent's-Park, 1854. Everyone remembers the excitement which was created by the arrival in the metropolis [London] of the first

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Grisly Bears, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Grisly Bears, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Grisly Bears, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1850....a hunting party who had gone up into the Sierra Nevada, about 800 miles from San Francisco

Background imageLondon Zoo Collection: Herd of Rein-Deer, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Herd of Rein-Deer, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Herd of Rein-Deer, in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regent's Park, [London], 1850. Although the Rein-deer is rendered more completely subservient to the wants of man in Lapland than in



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"Discover the Wonders of London Zoo: A Journey Through Time and Wildlife" Step into a world where history and nature intertwine, as we explore the captivating London Zoo. From the African quagga, an extinct equine that once roamed freely, to the vibrant "From the forest to the laid table" litho showcasing nature's bounty, this zoo is a treasure trove of fascinating creatures. Enter the Lion House and witness its majestic inhabitants through a mesmerizing color litho. Feel your heart race as you encounter a mighty Hippopotamus basking in its watery domain. Marvel at Barnum's Elephant, an iconic symbol of strength and grace. Venture deeper into this animal kingdom and be awestruck by the enigmatic Okapi with its striking stripes. Meet Milky Monkey, whose mischievous antics will leave you smiling from ear to ear. Immerse yourself in Congos Artwork, celebrating Africa's rich cultural heritage. Transport yourself back in time with historical snapshots like Lubetkin Penguin Pool captured in January 1934 - a timeless black-and-white photo that showcases architectural brilliance. Delight in nostalgia as you glimpse a monkey nestled inside a hamper during December 1922 at ZSL London Zoo. Uncover stories behind-the-scenes with glimpses into daily life such as Feeding Rota featuring The Pinner Lion from the 1940s - an intriguing snapshot created by an unknown artist. And who could forget Jumbo? An engraving immortalizes this magnificent African elephant that once graced these Zoological gardens. London Zoo invites you on an unforgettable journey filled with wonderment and awe-inspiring encounters with wildlife both past and present. Come experience firsthand why it has been cherished for generations as one of Britain's most beloved attractions.