Barrackpore menagerie (Indian Natural History Project) in India


Barrackpore menagerie (Indian Natural History Project)
Typezoo
OwnerRichard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley
Founded1800
AddressBarrackpore
PlaceBarrackpore subdivision, Kolkata
RegionWest Bengal
CountryIndia

DirectorsFrancis Buchanan-Hamilton
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Description

Barrackpore menagerie (Indian Natural History Project), located at Barrackpore, in Barrackpore subdivision, Kolkata, in India, was founded in 1800.


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Founded around 1800 by Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley and Governor General of India.

1810: Sir Stamford Raffles visited the menagerie in 1810, encountering his first tapir there, and doubtless used some aspects of the menagerie as an inspiration for the London Zoo


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Koehl, Dan (2020). Barrackpore menagerie (Indian Natural History Project), Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=2620. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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