He acquired the wolves as cubs from zoos or animal parks and has reared them mostly by hand.
At the turn of the century, zoos displaying so-called primitive cultures were used to drum up public support for colonialism.
China has sent two giant pandas for a 10 year visit at two Canadian zoos, Toronto first, Calgary second.
c.1847, short for Zoological Gardens of the London Zoological Society, established 1828 in Regent's Park to house the society's collection of wild animals. From comb. form of Greek zoion "an animal," literally "a living being," from PIE root *gwei- "to live, life" (cf. Greek bios "life," Old English cwicu "living;" see bio-). Slang meaning "crowded and chaotic place" first recorded 1935.
[echoic of a heavy blow; a 1929 Bookman article on sound effects is entitled ''Socko, Whamo, and Sonk!'']