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Erie Zoo (Glenwood Zoo)
Located at the southern edge of the city limits, the Erie Zoo houses over four hundred animals on fifteen acres of land. The principal building is a long one-story structure of variegated bricks ranging in color from brown to rust and tan, and highlighted by a terra-cotta elephant head above the main entrance in a tiled surround set off by tigers at the base. Colorful tiles and patterned inlays at the cornice line complete the ornamentation. A small octagonal building southwest of the 38th street entrance, credited to the Works Progress Administration, dates after 1935, and uses the same variegated brick with a standing seam roof. A new brick, two-story office for the zoo's administration was designed in 2001. Probably the best-known feature of the zoo is its eighty-passenger train, a part of the Children's Zoo, that includes a Crowner/King-designed train station (2003), up-dated carousel house, llama and sheep building, and the Mystery Mountain feature.
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