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Chimps Tea Party at Whipsnade

Chimps take afternoon tea in this home movie, also featuring mammals, birds, and reptiles from all continents, resident at Whipsnade Zoo.

Home movie 1930 21 mins Silent

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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.