MURALS MAKE BEAVERS FEEL AT HOME (Jun, 1936)

Wait. That’s a zoo? I thought it was the Alaskan wilderness!

MURALS MAKE BEAVERS FEEL AT HOME
Beavers in a den at the Belle Isle Zoo, in Detroit, Mich., now cavort amid scenes resembling their natural habitat. To minimize the artificial appearance of the surroundings, an artist reproduced a colorful forest panorama, complete with pine trees, scrub brush, streams, and lakes, upon the concrete walls of the open beaver pit. Visitors are attracted by the novelty of viewing the animals against a woodland background.

2 comments
  1. jayessell says: June 30, 20079:19 am

    Pinin’ for the fjords.

  2. Stannous says: June 30, 20079:50 am

    I thought it was a water tower!

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