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Situated on the northern edge of The Regent's Park, London Zoo houses a collection of 755 species of animals, making it one of the largest collections in the UK.

Opened in London on 27 April 1828, ZSL London Zoo is the world's oldest scientific zoo. Managed by the Zoological Society of London, the zoo was originally intended for scientific study, but opened to the public in 1847.

Architect Decimus Burton, who also designed Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner, was tasked with laying out the plans for the grounds of the zoo in 1828.

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