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Unnatural Habitats: Rethinking the Modern Zoo

Should institutions dedicated to natural sciences depict a world untouched by civilization as a matter of history? The Schonbrunn Zoo in Vienna has chosen the opposite approach: this spring its animals share their pens with an installation created by artists Christoph Steinbrener and Rainer Dempf that reflects the degradation of animal habitats.

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Should institutions dedicated to natural sciences depict a world untouched by civilization as a matter of history? The Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna has chosen the opposite approach: this spring its animals share their pens with an installation created by artists Christoph Steinbrener and Rainer Dempf that reflects the degradation of animal habitats.
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    Should institutions dedicated to natural sciences depict a world untouched by civilization as a matter of history? The Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna has chosen the opposite approach: this spring its animals share their pens with an installation created by artists Christoph Steinbrener and Rainer Dempf that reflects the degradation of animal habitats.

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Should institutions dedicated to natural sciences depict a world untouched by civilization as a matter of history? The Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna has chosen the opposite approach: this spring its animals share their pens with an installation created by artists Christoph Steinbrener and Rainer Dempf that reflects the degradation of animal habitats.

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