Early History of the Zoological Society
Special thanks to the
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for contributing many of the unknown photographer images.
This aerial view of the new Milwaukee County Zoo on Blue Mound Rd. in Milwaukee, Wis., shows some of the first buildings: At far left is the Zoo administration building and Flamingo Café complex. The rectangular, multi-level-roof building in the foreground is the aviary. To the right of that is Monkey Island (a curving pear shape) flanked by a square Primate House. Toward the center top of photo are the Feline House, with Winter Quarters underneath it, and Pachyderm Mall (two long buildings with a walk area in between). The specially created Lake Evinrude, donated by the Evinrude Foundation, is at upper right. The photo is probably from the early 1960s.