This 1939 cartoon from Warner Brothers Called "A Day At The Zoo" Makes a brief reference to Kalamazoo at the very beginning. Watch the cartoon and see if you can spot it.

Take a minute, we'll wait...

 

...Did you see it? the name of the zoo, KALAMA  ZOO.

I can't be 100% sure if Warner Brothers Cartoonists were giving credit to or poking fun at Kalamazoo, calling it "one of the countries most interesting zoo's". I like to think they were giving a sort of high five to a really awesome city.

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