Commercial Appeal newspaper morgue, Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries
One of 50 or so peacocks/peafowl that used to run free at the zoo is being chased by Greg Barber, 5. The birds were rarely caught but can and have defended themselves with their sharp claws. At the time of this photo, the zoo flock had been in existence for 50 years according to Robert Mattlin, zoo director.
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"Memphis Zoo, 1969" (2021). Memphis. 234.
Memphis Zoo (Memphis, Tenn.)--History--Pictorial works., Parks--Tennessee--Memphis.