Story: Zoos and aquariums

King Dick

King Dick

Male lion King Dick was the first animal housed in the Wellington Zoo. After he died in 1921, he was stuffed, mounted and displayed at the Dominion Museum for some years. His remains are now on display at the Wellington Museum.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Zoos and aquariums - Early zoos', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 March 2023)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008