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    Question Liverpool Zoo/ Zoological Parks

    Is it true that liverpool had a zoo? apparently its the sainsburys site by walton hospital.


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    Quote Originally Posted by miss st helens
    Is it true that liverpool had a zoo? apparently its the sainsburys site by walton hospital.
    i'll have a look - howie probly knows
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    See www.ljmu.ac.uk/bie/fossilmammal/zoohistory.htm

    Zoological gardens and menageries flourished in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Liverpool itself had several, in Kensington, Mossley Hill, Earle Street (which later moved to Otterspool) and Lime Street. Another little known zoo was established at Lever Park, Rivington, by Lord Lever in 1908. It was principally for the health and education of the people of Bolton and housed animals in large paddocks. Kangaroos, zebras and lions are recorded as being present, but the only surviving remnant of the former inhabitants is a stuffed flamingo in Bolton Museum. Although it closed in 1925, the site plan is unknown - only a few fence posts indicate where some of the paddock fences ran, and a few rough patches of ground may indicate the site of the animal enclosures. Essentially, although less than 80 years have passed since it closed it has become an archaeological rather than an historical investigation.
    I'll ask Prof Alan Turner about the Sainsbury's site by Walton Hospital and let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie
    See www.ljmu.ac.uk/bie/fossilmammal/zoohistory.htm



    I'll ask Prof Alan Turner about the Sainsbury's site by Walton hospital and let you know.
    Told ya - he's the man and we are not worthy

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    I just happen to work as an administrator in the School of Biological and Earth Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie
    I just happen to work as an administrator in the School of Biological and Earth Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University.
    ah the main man, its just i bought a house on that ground and apparently there is a culvert so i wanted to check upon it and when i asked someone they mentioned the old zoo!

    I love looking at old pictures of liverpool cos you can see how they have changed and some have stayed the same, church street is one of my favourites, in macro they have photos mounted on the wall in the restaraunt area. they fascinate me!
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