National Geographic : 1963 Nov
Chimpanzee acrobats delight a packed house at the St. Louis Zoo. Lion and elephant troupers perform simultaneously in two other 3,000-seat arenas. Free animal shows help attract more than two million visitors a year. Most of the zoo's resi dents live in fenceless, moated areas set in 83 acres of rolling hills. Children bottle-feed young mam mals in a special Nursery Village. Kids-boy and goat-rub noses in Audubon Park, once a sugar plantation, now the site of the New Orleans zoo. Palm-shaded lagoon soothes a canoeist in New Orleans' City Park, scene of many 696 a duel in riverboat days.