Knoxville Zoo (Images of America) by Sonya A. Haskins,Jack Hanna

By Sonya A. Haskins,Jack Hanna

The Knoxville Zoo begun because the Birthday Park Zoo in 1948. because of a scarcity of craftsmanship and investment, the Humane Society all started complaints to shut the zoo in 1971 after the animals' welfare got here lower than scrutiny. The zoo was once stored through man Smith, a neighborhood tv govt, who took at the task because the zoo's first director at a wage of $1 in keeping with yr. Smith controlled to persuade town of Knoxville and the local people to take a position during this impressive sanctuary. because the zoo's stipulations stronger and know-how was once raised, a spotlight was once put on breeding threatened or endangered animals. those efforts have been rewarded in 1978 with the start of the 1st African elephants to be born within the western hemisphere. This e-book celebrates the zoo's interesting background with nearly 2 hundred black-and-white pictures and particular captions of its delivery, rebirth, and trip towards changing into one of many nation's optimum zoological associations. this can be a souvenir that zoo viewers and natural world fanatics alike will enjoy.

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