Tuesday, November 1

Central Park Zoo: Brought to You by Robert Moses

By the 20th century, the animals and conditions at the zoo had deteriorated. Photo: NYC.gov

Robert Moses revamped and reopened the zoo in 1934. Photo: NYC.gov

The zoo became known as the 1934 Zoo or the Robert Moses Zoo. Photo: cpzbook.com

Remodeled by Aymar Embury II, who also designed the Triborough and Henry Hudson Bridges, the Central Park Zoo quickly became popular again.  
 Photo: cpzbook.com

In 1983, the zoo was closed, demolished, and re-opened in 1988. Photo: Nyc.gov

Today, the Central Park Zoo is "connecting the people of New York City to wild nature". Photo: Centralparknyc.org

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