The St. Louis Zoo can credit its founding in part to an idea floated on this date in 1905. The proposal called for Forest Park to host the new facility, anchored by the giant bird cage used during the World’s Fair. 

Based upon content from the book This Day In Missouri History by Ross Malone, author and Missouri historian. Get your copy on Amazon.

Photo credit: Johnston, Frances Benjamin, photographer. World’s Fair, St. Louis, Mo., French Building. Saint Louis Missouri, 1904. Photograph.