The Tutor and Confessor to the Ducal Household, Monsignor Baldesar Chiaroscuro, today announced the opening of the ducal menagerie to his grace's subjects on alternate Thursdays commencing July 19th. The ducal conservatory will also be opened to the public next spring, but remains closed the balance of the year pending final installation of the Hindoo Orangerie.
The Tiergarten, one of the leading institutes of zoölogical research and study in the Rheinland, boasts the most complete taxidermatological study of Rheinland fauna, along with life exhibits of particular significance. Among the living exhibits of particular note are the flocks of Great Auks and Great Bustards, the Altaic steppe ponies, and the only breeding pair of Anabaptists in captivity. Monsignor Chiaroscuro, in announcing the opening of the Tiergarten, expressed as well his hope to expand the range of specimens and exhibits further in the course of his travels as chaperone to Prinzessin Sophie Vittoria's international debut this upcoming social season.