Toledo Stories: The Toledo Zoo: A Living History
Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Would you believe it all started with a woodchuck?
In the spring of 1900, Toledo businessman Carl Hillebrand heard that park officials were interested in starting a zoo in Toledo. He offered an overgrown woodchuck to Peter J. Mettler, then superintendent of Walbridge Park. From this solitary animal, The Toledo Zoo was born.