Rededication of St. Louis Flight Cage

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Dr. Theodore Reed, Director of the National Zoo, attends the rededication of the Flight Cage at the St. Louis Zoo. The cage was constructed for the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis by the Smithsonian Institution (representing the U.S. Government). The cage measured 84' by 228' and was 55' high and was filled with free-flying birds. It was planned that the cage would be dismantled at the end of the Exposition and re-erected at the National Zoo. St. Louis, however, purchased it for $6000. These ceremonies marked the renovation and replanting of the cage.


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  • Louisiana Purchase Exposition)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • St. Louis Zoological Park


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Tiger Talk, 9/1967

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September 8, 1967


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