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Archival description
Zoo Closure
ZCL · Fonds · 1987-1993

Records relating to the proposed closure of London and Whipsnade Zoos in the 1990s

Zoological Society of London
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
WHI · Fonds · 1928-1981

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, formerly known as Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, is a zoo and safari park located at Whipsnade, near Dunstable in Bedfordshire, England. It is one of two zoos (the other being ZSL London Zoo in Regent's Park, London) that are owned by the Zoological Society of London. A disastrous fire in Whipsnade's Administration block in 1962 destroyed most of the archives held at Whipsnade (except for the Whipsnade Daily Occurrences). The files listed here were the ones kept in the Offices at Regent's Park, and were therefore not lost in the fire.

Zoological Society of London
Second world war
WAR · Fonds · 1938-1960

Records relating to ZSL during World War Two.

Zoological Society of London
Visitors
VIS · Fonds · 1828-1999

London Zoo opened in April 1828 as the Gardens of the Zoological Society of London, in the first instance only to fellows of the society. It opened to the general public in 1847, in an effort to boost funds for the Zoo.

Zoological Society of London
Veterinary and pathology
VET · Fonds · 1829-2013

Records relating to veterinary and pathology at ZSL

Zoological Society of London
Superintendents
SUP · Fonds · 1855-1951

The Superintendent reported directly to the Secretary of ZSL, and was in immediate control of the Menagerie at London Zoo through the Assistant Superintendent, was the superior officer of the Curators and Prosectorial staff, and in direct control of the works, stores, gatekeepers and gardening department. The post of Superintendent was abolished in 1953.

Zoological Society of London
Staff
STA · Fonds · 1831-2001

Staff records of ZSL

Zoological Society of London
ZSL Secretaries
SEC · Fonds · 1826-1975

Letters and papers relating to the position of Secretary at ZSL. In the past this position was responsible for the overall running of the Zoo(s), but in later years it has become an honorary position. The letters in particular show a breadth of correspondence between the society and people and organisations around the world.

Zoological Society of London