The New York City Zoo In 1901

The Menagerie Or Animals In Very Small Cages

post card central park zoo

These photographs taken by an amateur photographer in 1901 show the Central Park Menagerie, more commonly known as the zoo.  The cramped quarters and cages the animals were kept in lasted until the 1970’s. Click on any photo to enlarge.

Bears 1901 New York City Zoo

Bears Central Park Zoo 1901

Leopard Central Park Zoo 1901

Leopard Central Park Zoo 1901

Hippopotamus and Baby 1901 Central Park Zoo

Hippopotamus and baby Central Park Zoo 1901

Buffalo and baby 1901 Central Park Zoo

Buffalo and baby Central Park Zoo 1901

Camels 1901 Central Park Zoo

Camels Central Park Zoo 1901

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