Museum of Zoology in Italy

Museum of Zoology
An elephant can be seen in the background.
An elephant can be seen in the background.

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Local nameMuseo Zoologia
OwnerUniversity of Padua
AddressVia Giuseppe Jappelli, 1
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Museum of Zoology, located at Via Giuseppe Jappelli, 1, in Padova, in Italy.

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The University of Padua is an Italian university located in the city of Padua, region of Veneto, northern Italy. The University of Padua was founded in 1222 by a group of students and teachers from Bologna.

The Botanical Garden of Padova, established by the university in 1545, was one of the oldest gardens of its kind in the world (after the Hanging Gardens of Babylon). Its title for oldest academic garden is in controversy because the Medici created one in Pisa in 1544. In addition to the garden, best visited in the spring and summer, the university also manages nine museums, including a Museum of Zoology.

Among its mounted animals is an elephant that had toured Europe, which escaped from its cage on the Riva degli Schiavoni where it was performing during the 1819 carnival, and was killed by a cannon shot in a church where it took refuge.

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Koehl, Dan (2020). Museum of Zoology, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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