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Gathering of animals; an unconventional history of the New York Zoological Society.

Author: William Bridges
Publisher: New York, Harper & Row [1974]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Bridges
ISBN: 0060104724 9780060104726
OCLC Number: 900980
Description: viii, 518 pages illustrations 23 cm
Contents: It began with the Boone and Crockett Club --
Enter William Temple Hornaday --
Hard sledding in City Hall --
Ground-breaking began at seven o'clock in the morning --
The final step: getting a staff and animals --
Opening day: November 8, 1899 --
Check your camera at the gate --
Disaster in the ape collection --
The Society takes over the Aquarium --
Autocrat vs. autocrat --
Live times at the Aquarium --
Man in the Zoo --
Good elephants--and Gunda --
The American Bison Society is formed --
Battles for wildlife, the Bronx River Parkway, and the giant redwoods --
William Beebe charts a new course --
Heads, horns, and the chimpanzee that knows everything --
Keeping the animals well --
The Zoological Park is investigated --
Gorillas and other great rarities --
Doctor Hornaday adopts a world war --
Postwar years and the great cobra mystery --
New faces, new ways at the Zoo --
The Townsend era comes to an end at the Aquarium --
Fairfield Osborn breaks the old patterns --
The Zoological Society's role expands --
A future without limits.

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