City Park Zoo - Pete the Bear

Our very own City Park here in town once had a small zoo. It all started in 1909 when then-District Warden Robert Burt was interested in purchasing some grey squirrels.

Things for the zoo really started picking up steam in 1914, when the City Park zoo was able to have elk, buffalo, and bears. 

Read the full story in your Tuesday, June 9th Times-Record. Purchase a paper copy at the TR office or an electronic edition online at

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