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50 Years Ago: Lincoln Park Zoo Animals Visit Pediatric Patients at Rush, 1970

by Nathalie Wheaton on 2020-05-07T08:00:00-05:00 in History | 0 Comments

From the Rush Archives: 50 Years Ago...

A chimpanzee named Sharuri-Jet hangs out with a friend from the Lincoln Park Traveling Zoo. A parade of animals came to visit pediatric patients at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center* in August 1970. Besides Sharuri-Jet, zoo friends included one boa constrictor, two turtles, an iguana, a guinea pig, a rabbit, and a three-month old barn owl.

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Want to learn more about the history of Rush or the Rush Archives collections? Explore the Rush Archives website, or contact the archivist, Nathalie Wheaton, MSLS.

*Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center was renamed Rush University Medical Center in 2003, to better reflect its status as a leading academic research center. 

From the Subject Photograph Collection, #P3607, Rush University Medical Center Archives, Chicago, Ill. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Ill., holds reproduction and licensing rights. For more information, please email:

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