"This is the <em>Aquarium</em>, consisting of a glass tank or fountain, usually of an oblong shape, with straight sides, and of a larger or smaller size, but yet of sufficient dimensions to admit of a floor of sand and stones, with a few water-plants, so that fishes of various kinds may freely move in the water above and below these objects." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Fountain aquarium

"This is the Aquarium, consisting of a glass tank or fountain, usually of an oblong shape,…

An illustration of a freshwater aquarium.

Freshwater Aquarium

An illustration of a freshwater aquarium.

An illustration of a saltwater aquarium.

Saltwater Aquarium

An illustration of a saltwater aquarium.

"An aquarium well filled and stocked with plants, fish, etc., is one of the finest ornaments one can have in the room."&mdash;Heinrich, 1887

The Aquarium

"An aquarium well filled and stocked with plants, fish, etc., is one of the finest ornaments one can…

A young girl seated in front of a fishbowl, with a book and toys nearby.

Girl and fishbowl

A young girl seated in front of a fishbowl, with a book and toys nearby.

The Wilhelma was originally a royal palace, mimicking Moorish architecture. After the second world war, a zoo and botanical gardens. It is Europe's only large combined zoological and botanical garden and is home to over 8,000 animals from over 1,000 different species and countless exotic plants from over 5,000 different species. The zoo is famous for keeping all four kinds of great apes, all in families with offspring, as well as for its aquarium featuring animals and plants from all over the world. The botanical gardens are renowned for containing Europe's biggest magnolia grove. It is also the home of the polar bear Wilbaer, who was born in captivity at the zoo in December of 2007.

Wilhelma

The Wilhelma was originally a royal palace, mimicking Moorish architecture. After the second world war,…