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Zoo Park was an amusement park opened in 1905 by John Coughlin. Before Zoo Park was built the land it was on

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was owned by Homesteader, John Wolfe. Not many people know about Zoo Park. Zoo Park was located in Colorado Springs.

Animals[]

Zoo Park had many animals such as: camels, alligators, sea lions, bears, cows, monkeys, elk, deer, an ape, an old coyote, an eagle, a sacred ox from India, and an elephant named Princess Alice.

Princess Alice[]

Princess Alice was an elephant with an injured trunk. John Coughlin gave her a pint of Jim Beam whiskey every day, hoping it would cure her trunk. In 1913 she died of pneumonia. 

Activities[]

The activities Zoo Park had were a giant circle swing, a miniature railroad, a merry-go-round, shoot-the-chutes, a roller coaster that went 60 mph, The Old Mill Boat Ride, The Buster Brown House, and The Fun Factory, a roller skating rink.

Closing[]

In 1916 Coughlin's house burned, he left Colorado Springs, and gave Zoo Park to his manager, who turned it into a motel. Many animals ended up as steaks at Tucker's Restaurant. Some became private pets. Others were left to starve. No one knows for sure what happened to the merry-go-round.

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