Birth of the first Lion (1899)
The first Lion was born on 15 September, 1899 in the Zoological Gardens in Elberfeld. "Pascha" was one of the few zoological attractions at this time. Facilities such as tennis courts and a large children's playground were the main center of attraction. The large pond at the entry to the Zoo, where the Gibbons now are, was used for canoeing in summer and ice skating in winter.