The Hobart zoo was closed down in the 1930s. All the animals were shot - including the last surviving Tasmanian tiger - except for the chimpanzees, because they were considered a rarity.
The chimps where moved up north to Launceston, to become that city's main tourist attraction. Several decades later when the entire colony had to be exterminated because they were spreading AIDS.
The entrance to the Hobart zoo didn't muck about, and depicted the full horrors of zoo life on it's iron bars. Just look at the sad, caged animals.