February 28, 2010
The Little Rock Zoo (Pulaski County) began in 1926 with only two animals: an abandoned timber wolf and a brown bear. Today, the state’s only public zoo is home to more than 725 animals representing more than 200 different species. The zoo’s first buildings were built of native Arkansas stone by the Depression-era Works Progress Administration. One of those buildings, the bird building, is shown here in the 1960s.