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A grand tour of some of the world's outstanding zoos with Anthony Smith Germany's Oldest Zoo
Set in a quiet park not far from the Brandenburg Gate and within a mile of the Berlin Wall, this is a zoo of contrasts - a place where it's not the roar of lions that attracts attention but the pneumatic drills rebuilding a zoo almost totally destroyed 26 years ago. But despite the bombing, despite political difficulties, air corridors, and transport problems - food has to be brought some 200 miles from West Germany to keep the animals alive-the zoo has fully regained its international reputation and has the largest animal collection in Europe.
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Series editor NICHOLAS Crocker (from Bristol)
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