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June 13, 1931: The Zoo gives its bears an innovative new home.

June 13, 1931: The Zoo gives its bears an innovative new home.

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On June 13, 1931, the St. Louis Zoological Garden opened its first natural habitat bear pits, using molds of cliffs from Herculaneum for the rocks and walls of the open surroundings.

We take a look at how bears at the St. Louis Zoo have lived and been viewed over the past several decades.

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