• Short Summary

    WHIPSNADE ZOO, ESTABLISHED ON SEVERAL HUNDRED ACRES OF ROLLING COUNTRYSIDE IN HERTFORDSHIRE A FEW MILES FROM LONDON, IS EMERGING AS ONE OF THE MOST UP-TO-DATE ZOOS IN EUROPE AND ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR IN BRITAIN.

  • Description

    WHIPSNADE ZOO, ESTABLISHED ON SEVERAL HUNDRED ACRES OF ROLLING COUNTRYSIDE IN HERTFORDSHIRE A FEW MILES FROM LONDON, IS EMERGING AS ONE OF THE MOST UP-TO-DATE ZOOS IN EUROPE AND ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR IN BRITAIN.

    WHIPSNADE ZOO IS PROBABLY NOT AS FAMOUS AS THE OLDER LONDON ZOO, AND DOES NOT HAVE THE SAME VARIETY OF ANIMALS AS AT LONDON. HOWEVER, IT DOES HAVE THE ADVANTAGE OF BEING MORE OPEN THAN ITS OLDER NEIGHBOUR BOUND BY LONDON RESIDENTIAL AREAS.

    WHIPSNADE HAS ALSO HELPED ZOOLOGISTS LEARN SOME UNUSUAL THINGS ABOUT MORE COMMON TYPES OF ZOO ANIMALS.

    FOR INSTANCE, ZOO OFFICIALS TRIED UNSUCCESSFULLY FOR SOME TIME TO GET THE POLAR BEARS TO MATE (IT IS UNUSUAL FOR POLAR BEARS IN CAPTIVITY TO BREED). ZOO KEEPERS AT LAST FOUND THE REASON WHY THE WHIPSNADE BEARS COULD NOT GET ALONG - THEIR CAVE WAS TOO COLD. WHEN THE TEMPERATURE WAS INCREASED TO ABOUT 70 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT THE BEARS MATED AND A CUB WAS BORN.

    THE ZOOLOGISTS ALSO DISCOVERED THAT WHAT MAY HAVE ONCE BEEN TAME AND NEARLY DOMESTICATED ANIMALS CANNOT ALWAYS BE RELIED UPON TO STAY FRIENDLY. ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMALS AT THE ZOO IS A WATER BUFFALO WHICH WAS BOTTLE-FED FROM BIRTH. IT IS NOW ACCOMMODATED IN A PADDOCK ENCLOSED BY A SOLID IRON FENCE.

    A SPECIAL ATTRACTION OF WHIPSNADE IS ITS SPECIAL ZONE FOR CHILDREN WHERE YOUNGSTERS CAN SEE AT CLOSE RANGE A WIDE VARIETY OF FRIENDLY AND FASCINATING ANIMALS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA49085CKRWZ95EMNCN2MKAS1R3
    Media URN:
    VLVA49085CKRWZ95EMNCN2MKAS1R3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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