Image Image Image Image Image

CosmosUp | August 15, 2022

Scroll to top



The Tragic Story of Ota Benga

July 4, 2022 |

When the New York Zoological Park (now the Bronx Zoo) opened in September 1906, people visiting the Primates’ House encountered a startling sight. There, amid the cages full of exotic animals, they found a human: Ota Benga, a member of the Mbuti pygmy tribe from what was then known as the Congo Free State. Though he was just 23 years old, this was not the first time Benga had been publicly displayed as a curiosity. Read More

© 2022 CosmosUp, INC. All Rights Reserved.