What was the first zoo in the UK?
Henry I created what was effectively England’s first zoo in 1110, when he had a wall built to enclose his collection of animals at Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Among the animals on display were lions, tigers, porcupines and camels. A century later, it was moved to the Tower of London where it remained for 600 years.
What was the 1st zoo?
The first modern zoo, built in 1793, opened in Paris, France. The menageries of French aristrocrats, including the king and queen, were taken by leaders of the French Revolution and relocated to the Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes.
What is the most common wild animal in UK?
The grass-tunnelling field vole is our most abundant mammal and represents a vital link in the food chain.