Fresno Chaffee Zoo Photo Gallery Slide Show
Fresno Chaffee Zoo Photos
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The first history of the Zoo is short and somewhat vague. During the time period between 1907 and 1947 no official records were kept, there were professional personnel, and a had a history of haphazard growth.
The first animals were unwanted pets, which were donated and kept in make shift cages. During the 1920’s an Amphitheater was added which brought a great number people to the zoo and. Bears, local cats, split hoof stock, and birds were an addition to the Zoo and kept in log cabin style exhibits. The American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (AAZPA – now renamed AZA) officially recognizes that the Roeding Park Zoo opened during 1929