Thank the Lord this zoo has been overhauled since the 70's. I recall the deplorable housing for the lions, monkeys, and others in that terrible jail of a lion house. It was heartbreaking. The Polar Bear had to be shot dead during an attack on a visitor who ventured too close. I believe she lost her arm, but she broke rules by reaching inside his cage. Pony rides were available also, but sadly, the zoo's riding mare Daisy Mae, became so run-down, she was ordered to be withheld from use, by the SPCA. If the Zoo keeps the new lion, may it be assured he will have ample room for plenty of excercise as well as some other big cat comraderie.
I do not know when and how the Zoo took on new venues, but it was long overdue.
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