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    1. The History of Zoos Zoo also called Zoological Garden, or Zoological Park, a place where wild animals and, in some instances, domesticated animals are exhibited in captivity. It is not exactly known when the earliest zoos were established, but it is possible that they were associated with the first attempts at animal domestication.

    2. 4500 2500 BC Pigeons were kept in captivity as early as 4500 BC in what is now Iraq, and 2,000 years later elephants were semi-domesticated in India. The earliest known examples of zoo management date back to the ancient Egyptians who began keeping wild animals. Antelopes, including the addax, ibex, oryx, and gazelle, are depicted wearing collars on Egyptian tomb pictures dating from 2500 BC.