zoological garden


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zoological garden

n.
See zoo.

zoological garden

n
(Zoology) the formal term for zoo

zoo

(zu)

n., pl. zoos.
1. Also called zoological garden. a parklike area in which live animals are kept in cages or large enclosures for public exhibition.
2. a place, activity, or group marked by chaos or unrestrained behavior.
[1840–50; first two syllables of zoological garden taken as one syllable]
zoo′ey, adj. zoo•i•er, zoo•i•est.

zoo-

a combining form meaning “living being,” “animal”: zooplankton. Also, esp. before a vowel,zo-.
[comb. form representing Greek zôion animal]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zoological garden - the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibitionzoological garden - the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
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"I SEE quite a number of rings on your tail," said an Alderman to a Raccoon that he met in a zoological garden.
Had the occasion arisen to name a professor of gymnastics for the monkeys in the Zoological Garden (who are smart enough, by-the-way!), Joe would certainly have received the appointment.
I shall most certainly report this outrageous breach of ethics to the directors of the adjacent zoological garden."
And so, monsieur, it goes on, day by day, in this hotel that is a Zoological Garden. And every day I 'ate the animals the more.
In the great Zoological Gardens we found specimens of all the animals the world produces, I think, including a dromedary, a monkey ornamented with tufts of brilliant blue and carmine hair--a very gorgeous monkey he was-- a hippopotamus from the Nile, and a sort of tall, long-legged bird with a beak like a powder horn and close-fitting wings like the tails of a dress coat.
INTERVIEW WITH THE KEEPER IN THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS
Far away, through a gap in the trees, I saw a second Martian, as motionless as the first, standing in the park towards the Zoological Gardens, and silent.
He told the boy all that he knew of his father's past life in the jungle and when he found that the boy had been kept in ignorance of all these things for so many years, and that he had been forbidden visiting the zoological gardens; that he had had to bind and gag his tutor to find an opportunity to come to the music hall and see Ajax, he guessed immediately the nature of the great fear that lay in the hearts of the boy's parents-- that he might crave the jungle as his father had craved it.
Acclimated by years of confinement in the zoological gardens, they were fitted to resume in England the wild existence for which nature had intended them, and once free, had evidently bred prolifically, in marked contrast to the captive exotics of twentieth century Pan-America, which had gradually become fewer until extinction occurred some time during the twenty-first century.
But I tell you what; if you want to see them, they're sure now to be at the Zoological Gardens from four to five.
I observe in Burchell's travels in South Africa, that he remarks, "Having killed a male ostrich, and the feathers being dirty, it was said by the Hottentots to be a nest bird." I understand that the male emu in the Zoological Gardens takes charge of the nest: this habit, therefore, is common to the family.
Some hawks and owls bolt their prey whole, and after an interval of from twelve to twenty hours, disgorge pellets, which, as I know from experiments made in the Zoological Gardens, include seeds capable of germination.