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Changing Berlin - 1937

"ROLAND ALMOST BREAKS HIS OWN BACK REACHING FOR A FISH IN THE BERLIN ZOO

Taught to do tricks to earn his food, this 4,500-pound sea elephant, some 15 feet in length, ate from 50 to 100 pounds of fish a day. He displayed much intelligence and became attached to his keeper."

Photograph by Hilmar Pabel

 

(This historic photograph is from a National Geographic article in the February 1937 issue titled "Changing Berlin". It offers a fascinating look at Berlin, Germany, a few years before the start of World War II.)

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Uploaded on August 15, 2009