Harry Evans Minty Memorial Fountain

Firefighters Memorial Fountain, Photo by: Bradley Cramer

Location: Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, MO

Owner: KCMO Parks & Recreation Department

Dates: 1965; Dedicated October 19, 1974, Relocated 1977

Artist/Designer: Wheeler Williams, artist; Duane Carpenter, designer; Roman Bronze Works, founder


Located at the Kansas City Zoo, this working drinking fountain is decicated to Harry Evans Minty, who was a respected member of the Park Board in the 1940s. The fountain features the bronze likeness of a lion cub. The lion cub's likeness was based on "Tyke", one of Mr. Minty's favorites at the Zoo.

The sculpture and fountain were originally located near the African Veldt section of the zoo but is now situated on the Tiger Trail near the Red Panda exhibit.

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