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Cincinnati Zoo fields calls for Mr. Lion -- April Fool's Day, 1972
The Cincinnati Zoo reported receiving over 1000 calls from pranksters (or victims of pranksters) on April 1st. There were 224 calls specifically asking for "Mr. Lion." In anticipation of the calls, the zoo had given the job of answering the telephone to six girl members of the Junior Zoologist Club:
[Ohio Chronicle-Telegram, Apr 2, 1972.]
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