Friday April 10, 2020

Capturing animal magic

A new book shines a light on the rich and varied tapestry of Dublin Zoo’s 179-year history

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor

19th September, 2009

For generations of Irish children, a visit to Dublin Zoo has been a rite of passage, and there can be few people in the country who don’t have a photograph of themselves either sitting in the famous Wishing Chair, or getting up close and personal with one of the zoo’s animal inhabitants.

A new book now offers an insight into the zoo’s 179-year history and, for author Catherine de Courcy, writing...

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