10.-5-22_49_img0000216A-David-Hancdocks—zoo-director-WEB

Following a Greyhound tour of America, the zoo architect, Englishman David Hancocks, adopted Seattle as his home in 1975. Within a year he was named director of the Woodland Park Zoo. The zoo’s African Savanna is the grandest example of his visionary intent to transform the zoo from a prison for animals to a natural habitat where they are freeer to act at least more like themselves.

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