September 25, 2014
Happy Golden Anniversary, Aquatic Birds House!
- as seen by -Madeleine Thompson
Happy anniversary to the Bronx Zoo’s Aquatic Birds House, which opened fifty years ago this week!
Built right on top of the foundation of the old Aquatic Birds House, the 1964 building included such features as open-fronted displays, sound effects, and educational graphics—features that we’re all used to in zoo exhibits today but that were very modern at the time. The building also expressed a modern conservation message, compelling visitors to understand the importance of saving the world’s dwindling wetlands.