Rededication of St. Louis Flight Cage

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Summary

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.

Subject

  • Reed, Theodore H
  • Louisiana Purchase Exposition)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • St. Louis Zoological Park

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Tiger Talk, 9/1967

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

September 8, 1967

Topic

  • Animals
  • Zoo exhibits
  • Zoos
  • Openings
  • Aviaries
  • Fairs
  • Birds
  • Exhibitions
  • Renovations
  • Expositions

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