• The Zoological Society of London justified London 's zoological collection as "the advancement of zoology and animal physiology and the introduction of new and curios subjects of the Animal Kingdom. (animallaw.info)
  • Animal menageries remained private collections until the early part of the 19 th century, at which time they became open to the general public. (animallaw.info)
  • In the 1950s, there was a 'zoo boom' during which time entrepreneurs recognized the potential money to be made from exhibiting wild animals to satisfy public curiosity. (animallaw.info)
  • The first animal exhibitions were recorded as far back as Ancient Egypt where wild animals, regarded as objects of wealth, were presented as gifts to the pharaohs. (animallaw.info)
  • Throughout the 19 th and early 20 th century, there were only a small number of animal collections. (animallaw.info)