Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Stuttgart: the monkey house
|Architect/Designer||Zanth, Karl Ludwig Wilhelm von (1796-1857)|
|Library Reference||Benton 85-28-29|
|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. The monkey house opened in 1975.
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