June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month. In honor of that let’s revisit one of the Libraries’ online exhibitions in the digital library.
If you visited the zoo prior to the twentieth century you would most likely have seen the animals behind bars in cages. But in the early 1900s Carl Hagenbeck decided he wanted to display animals in a more “natural” venue.
The first elephants acquired by the National Zoological Park were ‘Dunk’ and ‘Gold Dust’ in April of 1891.