"Bears in the zoo." (U13.1185)

Dublin Zoo (located in Phoenix Park, and initially called the Zoological Gardens), opened on September 1st 1831 under the auspices of the Zoological Society of Dublin (founded in 1830 for that purpose). It is the third oldest zoo in the world, after London and Paris. The original animals, 46 mammals and 72 birds, were donated by the London Zoo. In this period ad, we see the Zoo's opening hours as well as the entrance fees. The zoo was proud of its lions; one of them went on to become a roaring lion in the MGM movie credits.