Human zoos existed: 16 Depressing Photos That Will Destroy Your Faith In Humanity

Human zoos existed 16 Depressing Photos That Will Destroy Your Faith In Humanity - Sarah Baartman – the girl who embodied the inhumanity of the human zoos, here, being “exhibited”.

Zoos induce rather mixed feelings; of course, you get to see your favourite animals up close, but then again, they are in captivity, and that’s not something great. All of that aside though, zoos are, in general, enjoyable places. Zoos that contain animals, that is.


But isn’t that the only kind of zoo there is? Well, we’re sorry to disappoint you; until the very recent future, another kind of zoo existed – human zoos. That’s right – human beings in captivity, and exhibited – funnily, to other human beings who paid to see them.


Believe us? No? Maybe you will after you see these pictures.


1. These Selk’Nam natives were exhibited in human zoos while being taken to Europe.

Human zoos existed: 16 Depressing Photos That Will Destroy Your Faith In Humanity - These Selk’Nam natives were exhibited in human zoos while being taken to Europe.

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Human zoos existed: 16 Depressing Photos That Will Destroy Your Faith In Humanity - These Selk’Nam natives were exhibited in human zoos while being taken to Europe.

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Carl Hagenbeck is often credited as being the man who made the zoo what it is today, creating enclosures without bars, and closer to the animal’s natural habitat. However, a lesser known fact is that he was also the first person to exhibit humans and create a “human zoo”; in 1889, he captured – with the permission of the Chilean government – 11 people of the Selk’Nam tribe, who were enclosed behind bars and exhibited across Europe. Several related, “purely natural” tribes were also soon subjected to the same fate.(source)


2. This African girl was exhibited in a human zoo in Brussels, Belgium, in 1958.

Human zoos existed 16 Depressing Photos That Will Destroy Your Faith In Humanity - This African girl was exhibited in a human zoo in Brussels, Belgium, in 1958.

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Africans and Native Americans were often kept in zoos as exhibits – a practice that ran well into the late 1950s. In Europe, this was evident even as recently as the early 2000s. In Germany, Africans were brought in as exhibits for zoos and carnivals throughout the 20th century – something that was called a “People’s Show”. The Cincinnati Zoo kept 100 Native Americans in a village setting for approximately three months. This practice continued for several years, and across several places, causing widespread fury and outrage.(source)


3. Ota Benga, a Congolese pygmy was displayed at the Bronx Zoo in New York City in 1906, and was forced to carry around orangutans and other apes while he was exhibited alongside them.

Human zoos existed 16 Depressing Photos That Will Destroy Your Faith In Humanity - Ota Benga, a Congolese pygmy was displayed at the Bronx Zoo in New York City in 1906, and was forced to carry around orangutans and other apes while he was exhibited alongside

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“Age, 23 years. Height, 4 feet 11 inches. Weight, 103 pounds. Brought from the Kasai River, Congo Free State, South Central Africa, by Dr. Samuel P. Verner. Exhibited each afternoon during September.”


Thus read the sign outside the enclosure in which Ota Benga- a Congolese pygmy – was exhibited at the Monkey House in the Bronx Zoo in New York in 1906, where he entertained onlookers by shooting at targets with a bow and arrow and making amusing faces. He also did “tricks” with orangutans and other apes to entertain the large number of people who were drawn to this unusual, yet highly interesting specimen in the zoo. This incident, however, drew criticism from several corners, leading to the “exhibit” being withdrawn.(source)


4. Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale – the human zoo of Paris.


In a grand, albeit twisted display of power, the French, in a bid to promote their colonizing power, built six villages in the Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale, each representative of the Madagascar, Indochine, Sudan, Congo, Tunisia and Morocco – French colonies at the time, for an exhibition which lasted from May through October 1907.


Human zoos existed 16 Depressing Photos That Will Destroy Your Faith In Humanity - Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale – the human zoo of Paris.

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Built to showcase France’s colonial power, this attracted over a million people in the six months that the “exhibition” lasted.


Human zoos existed 16 Depressing Photos That Will Destroy Your Faith In Humanity - Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale – the human zoo of Paris.

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The villages were made to reflect life in the colonies, from the architecture to the agricultural practices.


Human zoos existed 16 Depressing Photos That Will Destroy Your Faith In Humanity - Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale – the human zoo of Paris.

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Above is the picture of a Congolese “factory” built in Marseille, in an attempt to imitate life. To this extent, several Congolese people were brought to the site to “work” in this factory.


Human zoos existed 16 Depressing Photos That Will Destroy Your Faith In Humanity - Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale – the human zoo of Paris.

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What attracted over a million people then, now lies abandoned and ignored – a spot of history that France would only too hastily forget. In 2006, despite the public being granted access to the gardens, few actually visited it.(source)


5. Sarah Baartman – the girl who embodied the inhumanity of the human zoos, here, being “exhibited”.

Human zoos existed 16 Depressing Photos That Will Destroy Your Faith In Humanity - Sarah Baartman – the girl who embodied the inhumanity of the human zoos, here, being “exhibited”.

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In 1810, 20-year-old Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman was recruited by an exotic animal-dealer to be “exhibited”. With the promise and expectation of wealth and fame, Sarah travelled to London with him, where what followed was far from promised; having a genetic condition that led to Sarah possessing protruding buttocks and an elongated labia, she was the topic of much speculation and attraction. She was dressed in tight-fitting clothes and exhibited at sideshow attractions; she was exhibited as being a “novelty” – something “exotic”. She died, steeped in poverty, only to have her skeleton, brain, and sexual organs displayed in the Museum of Mankind in Paris till 1974. In 2002, following then-President Nelson Mandela’s request, her remains were repatriated.(source)


6. A “Negro Village” in Germany displaying a mother and her child.

Human zoos existed 16 Depressing Photos That Will Destroy Your Faith In Humanity - A “Negro Village” in Germany displaying a mother and her child.

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This exhibit was among the most popular there, and was even visited by Otto von Bismarck.


Another photo from the “Negro Village”:


Human zoos existed 16 Depressing Photos That Will Destroy Your Faith In Humanity - A “Negro Village” in Germany displaying a mother and her child.

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7. Several indigenous people and African and Asian races were often caged and displayed in a makeshift “natural habitat”.

Human zoos existed 16 Depressing Photos That Will Destroy Your Faith In Humanity - Several indigenous people and African and Asian races were often caged and displayed in a makeshift “natural habitat”.

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These human displays were incredibly popular and were shown at world fairs across the world, from Paris to New York.


8. The Parisian World Fair, 1931.

Human zoos existed 16 Depressing Photos That Will Destroy Your Faith In Humanity - The Parisian World Fair, 1931.

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The 1931 exhibition in Paris was so successful that 34 million people attended it in six months; a smaller counter-exhibition – “The Truth on the Colonies”, organized by the Communist Party, attracted very few visitors.(source)


9. People visiting zoos during several world exhibitions were entertained by groups of pygmies who were forced to dance.

Human zoos existed 16 Depressing Photos That Will Destroy Your Faith In Humanity - People visiting zoos during several world exhibitions were entertained by groups of pygmies who were forced to dance.

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10. In 1881, five Indians of the Kawesqar tribe (Tierra del Fuego, Chili) were kidnapped to be transported to Europe to be displayed.

Human zoos existed 16 Depressing Photos That Will Destroy Your Faith In Humanity - In 1881, five Indians of the Kawesqar tribe (Tierra del Fuego, Chili) were kidnapped to be transported to Europe to be displayed.

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All of them died within a year.


11. Here, people of indigenous races are shown participating in archery at the “Savage Olympics Exhibition” organised in 1904 in St Louis by the whites.

Human zoos existed 16 Depressing Photos That Will Destroy Your Faith In Humanity - Here, people of indigenous races are shown participating in archery at the “Savage Olympics Exhibition”  organised in 1904 in St Louis by the whites.

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Organised by the white Americans, The Savages’ Olympics consisted of Native Americans and other tribesmen from several corners of the world, such as Africa, South America, The Middle East, and Japan. The idea for an Olympics featuring these “savages” sprung from games director James Edward Sullen’s suggestion to implement this in order to prove that the “savages” were less athletic in comparison to “civilised”, white Americans.(source)


Source: Idealist Revolution via Unbelievable Facts

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  1. This gives me faith in humanity, actually. It gives me hope that we will continue to evolve at this speed and that soon we will stop doing this to other species, and that in 100 years having enslaved wild or 'domesticated' animals will look equally ignorant, cruel, unacceptable and sad to all of us.

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  2. Zoos that contain animals are no better. The first paragraph of this article is so sad - first talks about how horrible it is that animals are locked up and imprisoned, "but all of that aside, zoos are an enjoyable place" ...not for the animals! Have some compassion. They have just as much right to live a free and fullfilling life than any human. All zoos look as horrible as human zoos to me. Animals in zoos are usually depressed and die prematurely.

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    1. Yes, I completely agree Kathleen. Well said.

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    2. I bet you go to the zoo every (2-5) year(s)...

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  3. Tierra del Fuego is in Argentina, not Chile.

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  4. Well maybe it is just like being an anthropologist/ethnographer but in a more extreme way

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    1. or a Sociologist. i see your point

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  5. Chili is not even a country. The correct name is Chile. And Tierra del Fuego is in Argentina. But it's an interesting article. So sad to see these 'zoos' were a common entertainment back then.

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  6. You've got to love white people.. They are something

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    1. Lol yes cause blacks would never do that when given the possibility. It was just a phase in evolution, crossing the gap between instinct only and thinking. If you would have come out of the trees before we did it would be the exact same but vice versa. Get over it and live a normal life without grudgement to people that have not done that. Then we have a chance, with your attitude we will never act as one. But most of you dont want to act as one, you only want to blame the white man for everything negative in your life. While you yourself are the biggest negative in your life.

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  7. TIERRA DEL FUEGO is Argentina!

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  8. And now we have "The Real Housewives of..." and "Honey Boo Boo" and "The Kardashians"... the Human Zoo still exists, folks... it's just digital...

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  9. The province of "Tierra del Fuego" belongs to Argentina, NOT CHILE!

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  10. "TIERRA DEL FUEGO" PERTENECE A LA REPUBLICA ARGENTINA, NO ES CHILE! CORRIGAN EL ERROR POR FAVOR!

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  12. We have Big Brother,Celeb big brother and I'm a celebrity get me out of here in the most wildest surrounding where nature should be left alone. We haven't evolved much..

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