Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Rhyming Goats and Bombs

The  Tauernschecken goats are having a good time in Vienna's zoo.

For some the zoo's previous inhabitants it wasn't always so.

During World War II a total of sixty bombs fell on the zoo killing 30% of the zoo's animals.

Animals which found themselves suddenly free ran away; but then unexpectedly they all returned to their damaged cages and enclosures.

British and Russian soldiers worked side by side to repair the damage caused by allied bombing.

The zoo, or Schonbrunn Tiergarten as it is called, is probably the oldest zoo in the world.

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