This a still right out of The Girl Who Was Saturday Night.
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Barbara Dziadosz, Tamed
April 20, 1960: A boy observed a tired tiger in the Central Park Zoo. That summer, former Gov. Herbert H. Lehman of New York gave the city $500,000 to build an adjacent zoo for kids, full of “peaceful animals that children are fond of: rabbits, ducks, geese, doves, lambs, calves, pigs, baby deer, llamas, goats and perhaps even a talking crow.” Unlike the normal, “adult” zoo, stands would sell food for the animals so that the children could “hand-feed and pet the tame creatures.” Photo: Sam Falk/The New York Times
Sept. 28, 1937: A tiger cub embraced Roy Jennier of the National Zoological Park in Washington. The cub was one of about 300 specimens gathered by the National Geographic Society and carried to the United States via freighter for observation, study and entertainment. The one-year expedition was not without its hazards — twice, a seven-foot “dragon lizard from the island of Komodo” escaped its pen and required four crew members to recage him. Photo: The New York Times