A bevy of different animals have called Prospect Park home over the years, from zoo creatures to the goats that came and went this spring. Check out this flock of sheep, grazing on the grass in the Long Meadow in 1903.
The sheep occupied the park for practical reasons — they helped trim the grass. While it’s unclear why exactly the sheep were removed from the park, they were ordered moved to greener pastures by Robert Moses in the 1930s.
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