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National Animal Day

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | October 4, 2021

Today is National Animal Day!
We all love our dogs and cats, but we wanted to look at more surprising animals in the collection. So here is a photo of R. F. Jones with baby bears at Longfellow Gardens, Minneapolis in 1925.
Stay tuned for a future TikTok to celebrate animal day, coming soon!