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zoo planned - I OOLOCICA L PLANNED FOR CITY Linda . Vista...
I OOLOCICA L PLANNED FOR CITY Linda . Vista Tract May Soon Be the Home of 1 Animals. . Bans are being made to convert Linda VI park, which, because of its uneven grades, is not serviceable, for ordinary park purposes, Wto a zoological gardens, by t e board of park directors. The plan was suggested by W. S. Gould, one of the park directors, and will be discussed at the next meeting. , The park- board yesterday received an offer from the Realty Bonds and Finance Company of an option on a 450-foot frontage 'adjoining Linda Vista park to increase the area, of the park. The park ms it now stands contains about four ucres. The option was referred to the city council without recommendation. Offers of a large number of animals of interest to the general public have been made to the 1 park commissioners and refused because of the fact that there has heretofore been no place to put them. A small zoological display is maintained at Mosswood park. Here the' park directors have five deer and an aviary. -1 The official! of Golden Gate park recently offered this city a large number of elk and buffalo, but ths offer was not accepted. F. M. Smith, the "borax king," has offered a number of llama to the city. He has a large herd of ths South American animals on his estate in East Oakland. Other residents of the city have prof- fered animals. All these offers will be ! accepted ln the event that the directors decide upon Linda Vista park as a zoo logical garden.

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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 21 Feb 1913, Fri,
  3. Page 20

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