The Attractions Of Central Park

Tigress And Cubs: E63

[Unveiled 1867]
Sculpted: 1866
Sculptor: Auguste Cain 1821-1894 • France
Gift of Samuel F.B. Morse (1791-1872), an American artist and inventor and other residents

Located inside the Wildlife Conservation Center just beyond the Intelligence Garden's entrance to the Leaping Frog Cafe is the statue, Tigress & Cubs.
A large tigress nurtures her cubs while c lutching her prey, a peacock, in her fangs.
Originally, this sculpture was hardly ever noticed due to its isolated location within the Park.
In 1934, it was moved to the Zoo, where today children and visitors alike admire its presence.

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