Imagine my surprise to discover that there were seals in MacArthur Park. And the proof, in the form of this postcard, has been listed on EBay.
Research in The Times clips shows that seals were kept in the park, along with mud hens and swans, around 1904 to 1908. Judging by this Nov. 14, 1904, story, it didn’t go well and at least some of the seals were taken to Santa Catalina Island.
I don’t see any seals in the postcard.
@Julie: You might have to go to the EBay listing. They’re a bit hard to see.
In the park in the center of downtown El Paso they once kept alligators in the pond. Eventually they too were removed to the local zoo and replaced by sculptured liknesses from the artist Luis Jimenez.