Knoxville Zoo, Tennessee (Images of America Series)

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The Knoxville Zoo began as the Birthday Park Zoo in 1948. Due to a lack of expertise and funding, the Humane Society started proceedings to close the zoo in 1971 after the animals' welfare came under scrutiny. The zoo was saved by Guy Smith, a local television executive, who took on the job as the zoo's first director at a salary of $1 per year. Smith managed to convince the City of Knoxville and the local community to invest in this wonderful sanctuary. As the zoo's conditions improved and awareness was raised,...
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Overview


The Knoxville Zoo began as the Birthday Park Zoo in 1948. Due to a lack of expertise and funding, the Humane Society started proceedings to close the zoo in 1971 after the animals' welfare came under scrutiny. The zoo was saved by Guy Smith, a local television executive, who took on the job as the zoo's first director at a salary of $1 per year. Smith managed to convince the City of Knoxville and the local community to invest in this wonderful sanctuary. As the zoo's conditions improved and awareness was raised, a focus was placed on breeding threatened or endangered animals. These efforts were rewarded in 1978 with the birth of the first two African elephants to be born in the western hemisphere. This book celebrates the zoo's fascinating history with approximately 200 black-and-white images and detailed captions of its birth, rebirth, and journey toward becoming one of the nation's premier zoological institutions. This is a keepsake that zoo visitors and wildlife enthusiasts alike will enjoy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738544052
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,024,673
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Author Sonya A. Haskins has teamed with the zoo's executive director, staff, and volunteers to create this stunning pictorial history of the Knoxville Zoo. Jack Hanna, director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and television's popular wildlife expert, wrote a wonderful foreword based on his personal experiences at the zoo.
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Table of Contents


Foreword   Jack Hanna     6
Introduction     7
The Birth of Knoxville Zoological Gardens     9
Enclosures vs. Habitats     35
Animals     53
Education     95
Activities and Special Events     105
Children's Area     111
Board Members and Past Chairmen     125
Acknowledgments     126
About the Author     127
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    Lightning

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    Jed

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