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THE THYLACINE IN CAPTIVITY:
- ZOOS, CIRCUSES AND MENAGERIES -
INTERNATIONALLY (page 5)
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Cologne Zoo:
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Cologne Zoo (circa 1902)
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Entrance to Cologne Zoo circa 1902.  View a historical colour postcard of the zoo's entrance.
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    Virtually no records exist for the two male thylacines that were exhibited at the Cologne Zoo between 1903 and 1910.  On their deaths, both specimens were sent to the Cologne Museum of Natural History (Stapelhaus).  Regrettably, the museum was destroyed by allied bombing in World War II, and the specimens and their accompanying records lost.  The first of the zoo's thylacines was obtained from Melbourne Zoo, and the second probably from Carl Hagenbeck, the famous animal dealer and founder of Tierpark Hagenbeck in Stellingen, Germany.
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Thylacines displayed at the Cologne Zoo (1903 - 1910)
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N Date of arrival A/J/P Sex Captured by Source Capture locality Sold / exchanged Date of death Ref
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1 26/3/1903 A M Unknown captor Melbourne Zoo Unknown locality N/A 27/9/1909
2 13/5/1903 A M Unknown captor Carl Hagenbeck?
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Unknown locality N/A 13/5/1910
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A/J/P Adult / Juvenile / Pup
Short dates are formatted Day/Month/Year.
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thylacine enclosure - Cologne Zoo
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The thylacine enclosure at Cologne Zoo.  Courtesy: Moeller Archives.

Antwerp Zoo:

    Antwerp Zoo in Belgium was established in 1843 and is one of the oldest zoos in the world.  The first thylacine was sent to Antwerp in 1903.  It was purchased from Melbourne Zoo, but unfortunately died in transit.  The second thylacine, a male, was also sourced from Melbourne, arriving in Antwerp on the 6th December 1912.  It died two years later, on the 13th February 1914.

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Thylacines displayed at the Antwerp Zoo (1912 - 1914)
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N Date of arrival A/J/P Sex Captured by Source Capture locality Sold / exchanged Date of death Ref FN
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X Died in transit (1903) A M Unknown captor Melbourne Zoo  Unknown locality In transit 1
1 6/12/1912 A M Unknown captor Melbourne Zoo Unknown locality N/A 13/2/1914
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A/J/P Adult / Juvenile / Pup
Dead on arrival / died in transit
Short dates are formatted Day/Month/Year.
References: 1. Paddle (2012, p. 80).
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small carnivore gallery - Antwerp Zoo
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The small carnivore gallery, where the thylacine was displayed, at Antwerp Zoo.  Also housed in the gallery were two Grey wolves, an Arctic fox, a European red fox, a North American red fox, a Congolese jackal, a male Tasmanian devil, a Striped hyena, a Spotted hyena, two ocelots, a ratel, a serval, a civet, a kinkajou, a caracal, a Jungle cat, and a puma.  Photo sourced for the museum by Erik Block.
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label of thylacine enclosure - Antwerp Zoo
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The label of the thylacine enclosure at Antwerp Zoo.  Photo sourced for the museum by Erik Block.
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References
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