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Duke, a Bengal tiger at the California Zoological Gardens, Los Angeles, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
September 19, 1936
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Behind the bars of a cage Duke snarls.
Duke, a 600-pound Bengal tiger, attacked June, an adult mountain lion, dislocating her vertebra and elbow. The tiger tore through the wire netting between the two cages that separated them. June is reported as healing but very temperamental from the incident. Duke was successfully sedated.
Photograph appears with the article, "Tiger Does Man Mountain Act With Lioness in Cage," Los Angeles Times, 20 Sep 1936: 10.
Text from newspaper caption: Jungle rage boiled up in Duke, Bengal tiger at the California Zoological Gardens, and he ripped through wire netting to attack a puma.
Handwritten on negative: Duke 9/19/36
Text from negative sleeve: 6647 - Duke (a Tiger) W.J. Richards (Calif. Zoological Society) June (a Puma) (Calif. Zoological Gardens) Zoo Animals Fite 9/19/36 [stamped:] Sep 24 1936
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Cages--California--Los Angeles
Animal attacks--California--Los Angeles
California Zoological Gardens
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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