Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Stuttgart: the lion house
|Architect/Designer||Zanth, Karl Ludwig Wilhelm von (1796-1857)|
|Library Reference||Benton 85-28-26|
|Credit||Charlotte Benton / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Botanical gardens ; Zoo buildings|
NOTES: Designed originally as botanical gardens by the architect Karl Ludwig von Zanth (1796-1857) for King Wilhelm I of Wurttemberg, who wanted his buildings to be in a Moorish style. Construction of the gardens date from 1842. Originally private they opened to the public in 1919, and began to acquire zoo animals from 1951.
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