Bear Pits , Forest Park

Bear Pits , Forest Park St. Louis Missouri


Stock #: 32116
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: St. Louis
State: Missouri (MO)
County: St. Louis (city)
Postmark: 1930
PM City: Brownsville
PM State: TX
Stamp: 1C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The "Cage less" bear pits in Forest Park which have attracted the attention of zoological officials throughout the country are artificial rocky dens. Caves serve as a retreat for the bears and paths permit them to scale the rocks toward the top. The animals are confined, however, on the "open" side by a wide moat protected by a grassy bank, concealing a shelved arrangement underneath, which the bears cannot scale, even though they should swim the moat.
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