Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Vintage Philadelphia Zoo

Girl formerly Admiral Peary's lead dog, above at the Philadelphia Zoo where she apparently had two pups. Does anyone know any more about her, or how long she was kept at the zoo? Information about the keeping of dog's, particularly sled dogs in zoo's is sketchy at best. Nobody seems to want to own up to it, with the exception of Brookside Zoo(Cleveland) and Balto.

Polar explorer Robert E. Peary with his sled dogs

Below is a great story about the fate of Earnest Shackleton's dogs from the great blog Australian Zoo and Circus Animals Historical Journal :

The Fate of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party Dogs - Australasian Zoo ...

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