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[Note 307.6] "large wooden houses set all in a in a row. They were filled with wild beasts" - The following advertisement appeared in the Glasgow Herald of Friday, April 17, 1840.

GLASGOW ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS,
CRANSTON HILL.


THE Nobility, Gentry and Inhabitants of this city are most respectfully informed that Mr ATKINS of the Liverpool Zoological Gardens, having arranged with the proprietors of the above delightful site, is now in active preparation in bringing forward amusements for the forthcoming Summer, on the same splendid scale as exhibited in the Zoological Gardens of London and Liverpool. The celebrated artist, Mr Danson, and assistants, are now engaged in erecting the splendid model of Mount Vesuvius, on the same gigantic scale as that originally designed and erected by him in the Royal Surrey Zoological Gardens of London, acknowledged to be the most astonishing and attractive exhibition ever produced in the Metropolis. To give the utmost possible effect, Mr ATKINS has secured the services of the celebrated artist, Mr D'Ernst, Pyrotechnist to her Majesty, to display the Grand Eruption of the Mountain.
Further notice will be given of the various Animals, Birds, &c., intended to be located in the Gardens.

[Ref: http://glasgowzoo.co.uk/articles/zoodetails/gardens1840.php#ref8]

 

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