Posted: 22 Dec 2012 11:03 AM PST
|Tel Aviv zoo's crocodiles and turtles (circa 1939)|
His collection grew, and in 1938 he opened a zoo in a residential area of Tel Aviv. With the arrivals of lions, tigers and elephants the zoo was forced to moved and re-housed at a location not far from Tel Aviv's City Hall.
|Hyena played with zookeeper|
|Lion in the Tel Aviv zoo|
The Library of Congress-American Colony Photographic Department captions lists the pictures as taken between 1936 and 1939. The zoo's timeline, however, suggests that 1939 was a more likely date.
|Monkey, held by a keeper|
|"Ibex, the wild goat of the Bible"|
You can learn more about Rabbi Schornstein at http://www.pukkelryggede.com/schornstein.html