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Chimps Tea Party at Whipsnade
Chimps Tea Party at Whipsnade

Chimps Tea Party at Whipsnade 1930


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Chimps Tea Party at Whipsnade 1930

20 mins United Kingdom

Watching captive animals at feeding time has always been a favourite pastime for zoo visitors. In this home movie footage at Whipsnade in the 1930s we see a chimps tea party, lions fighting over a haunch of meat, and visitors enjoying a ride on an elephant. Pigmy hippos, zebras, kangaroos, gibbons, gnus, bears, and more besides, all provide a great spectacle for the visiting public.

The East Anglian Film Archive, the first and largest Regional Film Archive in England, was established in 1976. Since 1984, EAFA has been owned and operated by the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UEA), to support research and work to preserve our moving image heritage. More than 250 hours are freely available online as examples of the wide range of film which attracts interest the world over.


Home movie


Chimpanzees Zoos Zoo-keepers Zoo animals Whipsnade Wild Animal Park Animal behaviour Elephants


Animals on Film




United Kingdom



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