$1,200 Launches Zoo

April 10, 1906

Col. Robert Galloway come into the open at the last meeting of the park commission with the statement that if the board would consent to make an appropriation of $1,200 he would raise an outside fund for acquiring and maintaining a zoo at Overton Park.

The newspaper noted a coyote and two white rats had already been donated when Galloway began fundraising.

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