Miss Columbus the Tiger


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Miss Columbus the Tiger

The tiger Miss Columbus was one of the more exotic animals at the Wade Park Zoo. Early in U.S. Zoo history, if an animal was wanted and could not be purchased from another zoo or circus, an expedition might be taken to capture those animals in the wild. The Cleveland Zoo undertook such a trip in the 1950s, succeeding in capturing a number of animals that were subsequently put on display. Today, improved communication and cooperation between zoos and better breeding programs make safaris to capture animals a part of history.

Image courtesy of Cleveland State University. Michael Schwartz Library. Cleveland Memory Project.


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