Tigress and Cubs

Tigress and Cubs, found at the Central Park Zoo, depicts a triumphant tigress carrying off her prey, a peacock, to feed the two hungry cubs waiting at her feet.

Their sculptor, Auguste Nicolas Cain, was part of a group known as les animaliers, artists noted for depicting animal subjects with careful attention to detail and texture. Dedicated in 1867, the sculpture originally stood on Cherry Hill before being moved to the Zoo in 1934.