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.