Tycoon

April 14th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Name : The Hearst Garden of Comparative Zoology
Species : Private zoo
Origin : Delusion of grandeur
Current habitat : Californian wild coast
Diet : Memories

“William Randolph Hearst created the largest private zoo in the world on his ranch at San Simeon. Traveling the winding ranch road to Hearst Castle guests passed through fenced fields populated with many species of exotic wild animals freely roaming over the hillsides as though they were native to this land. It was an amazing sight. The ever-changing collection of animals was established in 1923 when American bison, Rocky Mountain elk, and European white fallow deer were acquired.”

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