The City: News in Zoos

There seems to be something both pleasing and prestigious in having wild animals where you want them. The bachelor Prince Rainier of Monaco made a lasting impression on Movie Actress Grace Kelly by showing her around his private zoo, and he had plenty of royal precedent. Some 3,000 years ago, Egypt's Empress Hatasu sent out a whole fleet in search of new animals to stock her private menagerie; Emperor Wen, the first of China's Chou dynasty (12th century B.C.), had a collection of animals he called "the Garden of Intelligence"; Roman Emperor...

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