In 1909 one of the lions had one of the canine teeth on his lower jaw broken. A new tooth was ordered and put in place, After the tooth was installed and smoothed off, the lion's head was swathed in bandages until the cement could harden.
In 1982 one of the lions lost his tail. The tail had been injured in 1925 by a falling tree. The tail fell off in 1982 when a 12 yr old boy leaned against the lion and the tail fell off and broke into several pieces.
The two marble lions outisde the New York Public Library are named Patience and Fortitude. Our lions have not been named yet.