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Oklahoman _ Sunday, November 22, 1936 _ 40.jpg
Article in The Oklahoman about gas and electric heat on Monkey Island. Also mentions other zoo projects including the cat cages, bear pits, elephant house, alligator swamp, and outdoor bird cage.
Creator: The Oklahoman
Date Created: 1936-11-22

Oklahoman _ Thursday, December 19, 1935 _ 9.pdf
Article in The Oklahoman about WPA funding for Zoo Renovations
Creator: The Oklahoman
Date Created: 1935-12-19

20101216_Bears-2_Baldur.jpg
Former bear grotto and now Red Panda exhibit
Creator: Baldur
Date Created: 2010-12-16

page 25 back photo 7.jpg
Photograph of the Big Cat grottos being constructed at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
Date Created: 1930s

page 24 photo 3.jpg
This is a picture of the Cat grottos at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Currently there is no area for lions at the OKC Zoo.
Date Created: 1930s

page 24 back photo 2.jpg
This is a picture of the construction of the Cat grottos at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Currently there is no area for lions at the OKC Zoo.
Date Created: 1930s

Grottoes-Dunning-1.png
WPA began to construct 9 cat grottoes in 1936 and one year later made grottoes for their bears and elephants as well. The inside of the grottoes were made to look like dens-- covered by concrete to give the illusion of boulders. Although most are no…
Date Created: 1930-1950

2015-10-21_Zoo-Grottoes-3_Mattocks.png
A video from the top of the big cat grottos showing how they would have been viewed as an exhibit.
Date Created: 2015-10-21

2015-10-21_Zoo-Grottoes-1_Mattocks.png
Sherri and Amy show us around the closed up grottoes formerly used to house big cats.
Date Created: 2015-10-21
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