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Bronx Zoo ‘Fountain of Youth’

Despite the grand plaque, it seems this specific site never became a pilgrimage point for visitors, who instead opt to visit the zoo’s lions, tigers, and bears.

Of the more than two million visitors who visit the Bronx Zoo each year, few pass through the gorgeous Art Deco Rainey Memorial Gates. Fewer still notice the plaque marking a “Fountain of Youth” located just down the path inside the gates, promising “good health and good fortune to all who drink there from,” attributed to an Italian legend.


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