1920 to 1929
As the Brookside Zoo begins to grow most of the exhibits were housed in the main building, except for the bears and the hoofed stock which were housed in nearby pens and paddocks. A notable claim to fame for the Brookside Zoo in the 20's was the arrival of hero sled dog, Balto, on March 19, 1927. After a charity drive by the children of Cleveland, with the hopes that Balto would come to live at the zoo, he is given a parade upon his arrival. He and his fellow sled dogs then retired to their new home at the Brookside Zoo.