Ad blocker interference detected!
Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers
Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.
From the Central Series
Chapter By Chapter Summary
Chapter One: A Dream Come True
Chapter Two: Trouble at the Zoo
Chapter Three: Instincts
Chapter Four: Trouble at Home
Chapter Five: Detective Work
Chapter Six: The Black Market
Chapter Seven: A Stranger in the Shadows
Chapter Eight: Secrets
Chapter Nine: Planning a Stakeout
Chapter Ten: Danger at the Monkey House
Chapter Eleven: A Reunion
Chapter Twelve: The Whole Story
Discusses the Cincinnati Zoo during the Great Depression. Topics covered:
- How people looked forward to reading articles about the Zoo, rather than reading about the Depression and workers that would lose their jobs.
- Events people might have experienced at the Zoo, such as the animal exhibits, plays, and operas, or entertainment such as concerts and picnics.
- The zoo's monkey house, which had been the home of Susie, a wild-born gorilla that was captured in Africa as a baby, displayed in Europe, and then flown over to America.
- Sol Stephan, who was not only dedicated to the Cincinnati Zoo, but had also believed that animals should be trained with established trust rather than with whips and fear.
- Sol Stephan's contributions to the Zoo, such as inviting schoolchildren from public schools to study animals and establishment of the Zoo Guides program for the Boy Scouts
- The prediction Sol Stephan had about cageless exhibits being the norm for zoos in the future, stating these exhibits were both visually attractive and good for the animals.