Central Park New Deal Sites - Photo #29 - Central Park Zoo

Central Park Zoo: One of many granite eagle sculptures scattered around the grounds. They were created 1912 for the bridge that went over Shore Road from First Avenue in Brooklyn; the bridge was later demolished for the construction of the Gowanus Parkway and the eight eagles were sent to the Central Park Zoo in 1941. Originally 4 of them were at the corners of seal pool, but they were moved in the 1988 renovation.


  1. Central Park Zoos, NYC Parks Department website.
  2. Scheier, Joan, The Central Park Zoo, Arcadia Publishing (2002), p.58.