Jardin d´Acclimatation in France

Jardin d´Acclimatation
AddressBois de Boulogne

Directors1860-1861: Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
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Jardin d´Acclimatation is located at Bois de Boulogne, in Paris, France

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Opened on October 6, 1860 by Napoléon III and Empress Eugénie, the Jardin d'Acclimatation de Paris or the Jardin Zoologique d'Aclimatation as it was first called was a Paris zoo. It was directed by Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, son of the naturalist Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, until his death in 1861.

From 1877 until 1912, the Jardin Zoologique d'Acclimatation was converted to "l'Acclimatation Anthropologique". In mid-colonialism, the curiosity of Parisians was attracted to the customs and lifestyles of foreign peoples. Nubians, Bushmen, Zulus and many other African peoples were "exhibited" in a human zoo. The exhibitions were a huge success. The number of visitors to the Jardin doubled, reaching the million mark.


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Koehl, Dan (2020). Jardin d´Acclimatation, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=957. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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2008-10-06Excerpts and extracts: paris besieged in 1870, elephant dinner january 6th 1871 - Elephant News

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