Our latest Curiosity of the Week is an unusual wall in Wales. The rather wonderful Animal Wall can be found in Cardiff city centre, in the Castle Quarter.
The Grade I listed wall features a whole zoo’s worth of creatures, including an anteater, lion, vulture, leopard, lynx, racoon, bear, seal, pelican, beaver, wolf and hyena. The stone animals appear to perch and climb over the top of the wall.
This unusual wall was originally built in the late 19th century, with nine animals, and was added to in the 1930s when the wall was popular with local children. The wall was threatened with demolition in the 1970s, but it was thankfully saved, and has recently been restored.
If you would like to visit the Animal Wall, it can be found on the southern boundary of Bute Park, on Castle Street.
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