Building New Orleans: The Audubon Zoo

One of the great New Orleans "success stories" of recent years has been the Audubon Zoo. From its cramped and dingy caged environment of the 1930s-1960s era, the Zoo emerged during the 1970s and 1980s as one of the nation's finest. Just a fraction of the funding that brought about this renaissance is shown in the city's 1982 Capital Budget:

A furry resident of the "old" Audubon Zoo, 1937 (from NOPL's WPA Photograph Collection).

Cashio & Cochran's plan for the Audubon Zoo's Asian Domain, as reproduced in the 1978 Friends of the Zoo brochure, Liberating the Animals.

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