Cartoons: Zoo Hullaballoo

This place is a zoo.

Monkeys knitting

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Closing time
“It’s closing time, so relax the majestic post, bud!”
Ed Nofziger
January 13, 1945

 

Gorilla smashes a newsman's camera
“We have temporarily lost the picture portion of our telecast here at the city zoo.”
Ed Sullivan
November 21, 1953

 

Monkeys knitting
“They seem to be making a go of it.”
George Kesner
September 21, 1957

 

Child uses a fire hydrant to water a giraffe
Jack Markow
August 4, 1945

 

Zoo doctor tries to treat a large sick hippo
“Hold her mouth open while I pop this in.”
Reg Hider
April 10, 1954

 

Zoo doctor gives a giraffe its perscription
“Get this prescription filled, and try to teach him to gargle.”
Ned Hilton
April 3, 1954

 

Zoo custodian sweeps discarded popcorn into an eager pelican's mouth
“Trained him myself.”
Tom Henderson
February 6, 1954

 

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  1. Most of these are pretty funny. #2 (“Get your damn TV camera outta here!”) from 1953 illustrates why zoos needed to be (and have been) remodeled in the mode of the animals’ natural habitat, thank goodness. Love #1 and #3 too. #7 at the bottom while shameful, had me laughing.

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