As one of many world's preferred cultural actions, wild animal collections were attracting viewers for 5,000 years. less than the course of Vernon N. Kisling, a professional in zoo heritage, a world workforce of authors has compiled the 1st complete, international historical past of animal collections, menageries, zoos, and aquariums. Zoo and Aquarium heritage: historic Animal Collections to Zoological Gardens records the continuum of efforts in conserving wild animal collections from old civilizations via today.
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6). 4 Greek and Roman Collections Greco-Roman societies (ca. D. 476) existed alongside those of Mesopotamia and Egypt and eventually overshadowed and conquered them both. Greek intellectual inquiries went beyond what could be learned simply through observation, the factor limiting the growth of knowledge in other previous societies. However, the Greeks’ curiosity was still primarily practical and descriptive. Although they had an appreciation for nature, the Greeks were intent on controlling nature, creating what Cicero later called “another nature” out of the wilderness that surrounded them.
The British Museum. 2100_frame_C01 Page 11 Wednesday, March 21, 2001 8:00 AM Ancient Collections and Menageries ROYAL PARKS AND THE HANGING GARDENS OF BABYLON–NINEVEH B abylonian and Assyrian royal parks and hanging gardens were the result of Mesopotamian garden evolution. Some of these parks and gardens may have been public parks for the benefit of the cities in which they were established. However, for the most part, they were for the use and enjoyment of the royal family. Royal parks and gardens were often the site of royal hunts, a place to entertain guests, and a place to keep animals.
Temple collections maintained animals for processionals, during which wild animals appeared in cages, while tame ones walked on leashes or pulled vehicles. Showmen and professional animal trainers exhibited wild animals for entertainment. Some animals, such as bears and lions, were common; others, such as tigers, were rare. Bears and lions were common because they could still be found in Greece and its neighboring areas at the time. Rare animals were ones from other lands that did not exist locally and were not often seen within Greece.