The Franklin Park Zoo opened on Oct. 3, 1912, to the delight of thousands. Boston’s zoo was home to a variety of animals throughout the years and went through many changes.
In 1989 the Tropical Forest was a huge addition to the zoo and extensive renovations
to the gorilla exhibit made it a popular attraction.
In this photo from April 2, 1929, zoo curator Daniel Harkins said good morning to Yvette the sun bear with an apple and a high five. At that time, the pens were state-of-the-art.
LEANNE BURDEN SEIDEL and LISA TUITE