city cub

Central Park Zoo. Central Park. Tigress and Cubs, by Auguste Cain, 1866. Many of the animal sculptures in the zoo (or throughout Central Park for that matter) are depicted in a happy, peaceful manner. Tigress and Cubs is an exception. The piece displays a tigress with tense muscles and bared fangs proudly presenting a dead peacock to her eagerly awaiting cubs. The piece was once located inside the park itself, however it was relocated to the newly renovated zoo in 1934.