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The Fifth Column: May 2013

The Fifth Column: May 2013

Zoo Story Founded as an imperial menagerie in 1752, Schönbrunn is the oldest zoo in the world, influencing fashion and even literature (Giraffen in Wien, 1828), and providing exotic emergency rations for a starving city during the First World War. After Schönbrunn was privatised in the early 1990s the zoo was radically sorted out by […]

The Lucky Dragon Goes Home

Fu Long, the beloved giant male panda at Vienna’s old imperial zoo, Tiergarten Schönbrunn since Aug. 23, 2007, has been sleeping 18 hours a day, eating his daily meals and cavorting on the obstacle course set up for him. However, after roughly two years of being the main attraction at the zoo as the only […]

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