Minnehaha Park Zoo

One of my favorite Minneapolis park stories is about the zoo in Minnehaha Park over 100 years ago. I’ve restored an old post about that zoo here.

“Psyche.” That was the brief caption under this photo in the 1899 annual report of the Minneapolis Board of Park Commissioners. I assume it was the bear’s name.
This bear cage was built in Minnehaha Park in 1899 to house four black bears and one “cinnamon” bear.

David Carpentier Smith


2 comments so far

  1. John Capecci on

    Pretty obscure reference, but I believe the writer of the annual report was going for this: https://www.whiterockbeverages.com/the-story-of-psyche

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