May 26, 2016
Children’s Wishing Seat at the Bronx Zoo
- as seen by -Madeleine Thompson
The Bronx Zoo’s Children’s Zoo opened in May 1941 (75 years ago this month), and many of its features have come and gone with the times.
One of those pieces of the past is the Children’s Wishing Seat. Dating from the early decades of the Children’s Zoo, the Wishing Seat offered child visitors the hope that wishes made on the special seat would come true.
I love seeing photos of children on the seat and imagining what they are wishing for. According to our records, this is a photo of Jonathan Scall and Gillian Lowes on August 9, 1948.
What do you think they are wishing for?