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Today it houses a collection of 806 species of animals, with 19,178 individuals, making it one of the largest collections in the United Kingdom The zoo is sometimes called Regent's Zoo.
It is managed under the aegis of the Zoological Society of London (established in 1826) and is situated at the northern edge ofRegent's Park, on the boundary line between City of Westminster and Camden. The Regent's Canal runs through the Zoo.The society also has a more spacious site at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire to which the larger animals such as elephants and rhinos have been moved. In addition to it being the first scientific zoo, ZSL London Zoo also opened the first Reptile House (1849), first public Aquarium (1853), first insect house (1881) and the first children's zoo (1938).
ZSL receives no state funding and relies on 'Fellows' and 'Friends' memberships, entrance fees and sponsorship to generate income. Buy Tickets