Jardin d´Acclimatation in France

Jardin d´Acclimatation
One of the elephants from the zoo in Paris being killed for meat during the Siege of Paris 1870
One of the elephants from the zoo in Paris being killed for meat during the Siege of Paris 1870

AddressBois de Boulogne

Directors1860-1861: Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
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Jardin d´Acclimatation, located at Bois de Boulogne, in Paris, France, was founded in 1860.

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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 (2021). 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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