Toledo Stories: The Toledo Zoo: A Living History
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Toledo Stories: The Toledo Zoo: A Living History

Thursday, August 22 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.

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