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By Katherine Girlich

In 1922, philanthropist and president of the San Francisco Parks fee, Herbert Fleishhacker, bought a 60-acre web site in southwestern San Francisco. Fleishhacker Pool was once inbuilt 1925 and an adjacent zoo extra in 1929. initially referred to as Fleishhacker Zoo, it featured numerous unique flora and fauna. significant shows have been in-built the Thirties melancholy period as a part of the paintings development management (WPA). This booklet celebrates the San Francisco Zoo's 80-year background because it revisits adored animals and buildings like Monkey Island, Storyland, and Dentzel Carousel. The zoo holds a different position within the hearts of many, because it is a brilliant San Francisco treasure alongside the foggy shorelines of Ocean seashore.

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Hand made by means of William H. Dentzel in 1921, the zoo’s carousel used to be later renamed to honor Bay zone philanthropist Eugene good friend. The carousel arrived on the zoo in 1925 from the Pacific urban enjoyment Park in Burlingame and served as one of many zoo’s first significant sights. The carousel is certainly one of merely seven Dentzel Carousels left within the usa. (Courtesy of the San Francisco Zoo. ) positioned at the present time within the Koret Carousel Plaza, the carousel positive aspects chariots and 50 hand-carved wood animals decorated with jewels. those tricky creatures contain horses, giraffes, ostriches, tigers, lions, pigs, rabbits, cats, and reindeer. (Courtesy of Stephen Girlich. ) A wood manger and a true donkey whole this Christmas scene in December 1965. (Courtesy of the San Francisco Zoo. ) The zoo now celebrates the vacation season with an annual ice skating rink and hosts 4 reindeer named Holly, Peppermint, Velvet, and Belle in its Reindeer Romp express. (Courtesy of Stephen Girlich. ) The Thelma and Henry Doelger Primate Discovery heart is domestic to a couple of the main endangered primate species on the earth, together with Francois’ langurs, black howler monkeys, siamangs, emperor tamarins, pied tamarins, and lion-tailed macaques. The double-leveled show presents primates with lots of house and excessive mountain climbing constructions, in addition to sumptuous open air yards that resemble traditional settings. (Courtesy of the San Francisco Zoo. ) retaining Jenny, a four-month-old Celebes black ape, Mayor Dianne Feinstein appropriated $100,000 of urban investment towards the zoo’s $6. five million Primate Discovery heart. the object that followed this newspaper photo used to be released on January five, 1984, and illustrated San Francisco’s position in holding genetic variety in animals. (Courtesy of the San Francisco Zoo. ) inbuilt 2004, the 1-acre Hearst Grizzly Gulch, positioned among the zoo’s unique endure dens and the rhinoceros enclosure, incorporates a meadow, a 200,000-gallon pool, and a mountain move waterfall. Grizzly Gulch proves to be one of many biggest naturalistic environments committed thoroughly to grizzly bears in any zoo. (Courtesy of Stephen Girlich. ) The Aviary used to be switched over right into a tropical walk-through aviary in 1970. The again cages, as soon as situated at the different aspect of the circle move, have been torn down for an outside express, and the circle was once sealed with glass panels. (Courtesy of Stephen Girlich. ) The Terrace Café, with outside seating overlooking the endure grottos, serves day-by-day nutrition together with salads, sandwiches, pizza, gourmand cakes, and the preferred purple popcorn. Proceeds from all purchases aid the animals and courses on the zoo. (Courtesy of the San Francisco Zoo. ) The Terrace Café used to be renovated within the Nineteen Nineties to maintain its unfashionable layout. (Courtesy of Stephen Girlich. ) The Alligator Pit, one of many zoo’s unique shows, used to be torn down after over part a century of provider to make room for Otter River. (Courtesy of the San Francisco Zoo. ) The Otter River show used to be built in 1994 to deal with North American river otters.

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