"A young New Yorker said hello to a sleepy tiger at the @centralparkzoo in April 1960. That summer, a former New York State governor gave the city half a million dollars to build an adjacent zoo for kids, full of "peaceful animals that children are fond of: rabbits, ducks, geese, doves, lambs, calves, pigs, baby deer, llamas, goats and perhaps even a talking crow." Unlike the normal, "adult" zoo, stands would sell food for the animals so that the children could "hand-feed and pet the tame creatures." To celebrate #MemorialDay, we're sharing summery photos from the @nytimes archives — like this one, by @nytimes photographer Sam Falk. #nytweekender #🐅" By nytimes on Instagram.
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