by Ray Anthony
Research materials and information was on short supply at the time of writing this article about the Shiras Zoo. I've asked several locals about the place to no avail, for the exception of some of whom say that the inception of Shiras Zoo is speculatively to have opened on Presque Isle as late as the 20's. I have found a few links, created by aspiring writers who have made mention of the place in their books, but no information regarding the operation of Shiras Zoo.
I did find a bit of interesting information through Google News in regards to Shiras Zoo from 1959, where it mentions a re-opening of Shiras Zoo. Here is the link.
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