Passenger Pigeon Memorial


Passenger Pigeon Memorial




39 years ago John Ruthven captained on the Zoo`s behalf to create the Passenger Pigeon Memorial at the Cincinnati Zoo to honor the passing of the Passenger Pigeon and Martha – the last of her species.

A full sized reproduction of John`s most recent work will be on display in the native garden surrounding the memorial. This most recent work of John`s depicts the original Aviaries and Martha leading a flock of Passenger Pigeons.


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