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VIF | Visualizing Family, Gender Relations and the Body. The Balkans approx. 1860-1950

Sofia Zoological Gardens

Sofia Zoological Gardens, © Bilyana Braykova Karastoyanovaenlarge


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Object:Sofia Zoological Gardens
Description:Photograph of a polar bear inspecting an outdoor pool.
Comment:The Sofia Zoological Gardens were founded by Royal decree on 1 May 1888. Initially, the zoo was located in the park of the Royal Palace, but since the facilities proved inadequate to accommodate a pair of brown bears, Tsar Ferdinand of Bulgaria ordered a grant of land to be awarded to Sofia Zoo on the grounds of the former botanical garden.
Date:Not before 1925
Creator:Karastoyanov, Bozhidar Dimitrov, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 160mm x 220mm
Format:Not specified
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:230 Animal Husbandry
340 Structures > 344 Public Structures
340 Structures > 345 Recreational Structures
650 Government Activities > 659 Miscellaneous Government Activities
820 Ideas about Nature and Man
Copyright:Личен Архив Биляна Брайкова Карастоянова
Archive:Bilyana Braykova Karastoyanova, Inv. No.: BK_020
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova