Bristol Zoo, located at Clifton, in Bristol, in United Kingdom, was founded in 1835, opened for public in 1836 and the first elephant arrived in 1868. The last elephant left in 2002.
Opened back in 1836, Bristol Zoological Gardens is the world’s oldest provincial zoo in the world - and fifth oldest zoo in the world. It was founded on July 22, 1835, by Henry Riley, a local physician, who led the formation of the Bristol, Clifton and West of England Zoological Society. The most famous animal in the 1800s was Zebi the elephant. She was on-site between 1868 to 1909. Another major attraction was Raj the elephant who arrived at the zoo in 1913 and lived there for 13 years.