Wild Animals on New York Streets
In 1874 a noted New York newspaper published a story that had citizens running scared.
It seems that the zoo cages in Central Park were so badly constructed and in such disrepair, that wild animals were now roaming the streets, preying on the people.
The citizens of New York began to arm themselves, taking care that they never went outside without a gun.
The constant danger kept many women and those who were disabled inside, hopefully away from danger.
This is the story of The New York Zoo Hoax and how it affected a community.
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