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Waiting to greet you at the San Diego Zoo’s entrance plaza in Balboa Park is a 27-foot bronze sculpture of a lion named Rex. What a grand entrance for one of the grandest zoos in the world! The commemorative plaque marking its 2016 centennial anniversary captures the story of the zoo’s beginnings: “Rex’s Roar — One Man — One Lion — One Encounter.”

San Diego Union-Tribune
Helen Purcell Montag
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