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Menagerie: noun:  a place where animals are kept and trained especially for exhibition.

Source: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/menagerie

From “A Hunger Artist” by Franz Kafka , page 5

“During the intervals in the main performance, when the general public pushed out towards the menagerie in order to see the animals, they could hardly avoid moving past the hunger artist and stopping there a moment.”

Menagerie is used to illustrate the scene. The hunger artist has now been moved right next to where the animals are kept.