Washington Park Zoo

Glance at Yesteryear

Credit: Curt Waltz

Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:10 pm

This photo, taken by Sumner Matteson circa 1910, shows birds at Washington Park Zoo. The Milwaukee County Zoo was established in 1892 as a miniature mammal and bird display in Milwaukee’s Washington Park, and by 1900 had grown to about 800 animals on 23 acres. It moved to its current 200-acre location on the far west side of Milwaukee in 1958.

— This photo is from the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Photo Archives collection.


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