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London Zoo

London Zoo was the world's first scientific zoo. Opened in 1828, and originally intended as a collection for scientific study, it was eventually made open to the public in 1847. Today it houses a collection of more than 650 different species of animals.

It is managed under the auspices of the Zoological Society of London, and is situated at the northern end of Regent's Park, London (the Regent's Canal runs through it). There is an outpost at Whipsnade Wild Animal Park in Buckinghamshire.

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1 Architecture
2 Filming at London Zoo
3 External Links


Since its earliest days, the zoo has prided itself on appointing leading architects to design its buildings. These include:

Filming at London Zoo

films and television programmes have been filmed at London Zoo, the most famous being Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

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