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The found­ing organ­i­sa­tion of Dublin zoo, the Royal Zoo­log­i­cal Soci­ety of Ire­land, was founded in 1830. It didn’t take them long to decide a Dublin zoo should be estab­lished. As usual dur­ing this period in his­tory of zoos the only pur­pose was to have as many exotic ani­mals as pos­si­ble on dis­play. The ani­mals were sup­plied by the Lon­don Zoo.

In recent decades the Zoo has been trans­formed into a 28 hectare park of gar­dens, lakes and nat­ural habi­tats for over 400 animals.

Full his­tory nar­ra­tive to be added.

Goal: 7000 tigers in the wild

Tiger range countries map

Tiger map” (CC BY 2.5) by Sander­son et al., 2006.


about zoos and their mis­sion regard­ing breed­ing endan­gered species, nature con­ser­va­tion, bio­di­ver­sity and edu­ca­tion, which of course relates to the evo­lu­tion of species.
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