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Britains Zoo

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Britain's Zoological series (known more popularly as Britain's Zoo) appeared between the Wars, and consisted of a wide range of accurately modelled painted lead zoo animals, along with visitors, zoo staff, animal enclosures, and fencing and scenery.

Catalogue text, 1940

" There are few things more interesting either to young or old, than a Zoo; the variety of animals, each characteristically different from the others, majestic, ferocious or docile as the case may be, providing something new to hold the attention, and the whole surrounded by that indefinable attraction of the wild, appealing perhaps to some remote sense when the human being was more the hunted than the hunter.
We are, however, wandering from the point, as this is not intended it be a treatise on Natural History, but a short introduction to BRITAINS LIMITED Zoological Series, which is, as the name implies, a series of models taken wherever possible from life and reproduced with care as to detail, and which will give the "collector" the opportunity of having his or her own Zoo at home and will, we hope, provide many long hours of pleasure and enjoyment, with perhaps some measure of education. "
Introduction to Britain's Zoo, 1940

1940 catalogue listings

'901: Indian Elephant 902: Kangaroo – 903: Penguin – 904: Climbing Monkey – 905: Hippopotamus – 906: Gorilla – 907: Zebra – 908: Indian Rhinoceros – 909: Pelican Beak Closed – 910: Lion – 911: Lioness – 912: Adult Giraffe – 913: Pelican Open Beak – 914: Polar Bear Seated – 915: Chimpanzee – 916: King Penguin – 917: Nile Crocodile – 918: Bactrian Camel 919: Coconut Palm 920: Date Palm921: Guenon Monkey – 922: Ostrich – 923: Llama – 924: Gate With Posts 925: Railings, Straight Section 926: Railings, Curved Section 927: Standard Post, Two Way, Straight 928: Standard Post, Two Way, Right Angle 929: Standard Post, Three Way 930: Standard Post, Four Way931: Keepers – 932: Keeper Seated Astride933: Eland Bull – 934: Brown Bear – 935: American Bison – 936: Bear Cubs – 937: Giant Tortoise – 938: Howdah for Elephant939: Boy or Girl for Howdah940: Baby Hippopotamus – 941: Tiger – 942: Wild Boar – 943: Baby Camel – 944: Baby Elephant – 945: Sable Antelope – 946: Stork – 947: Flamingo – 948: Wart-Hog – 949: Malay Tapir950: Baby Kangaroo or Wallaby – 951: Baby Rhinoceros – 952: Young Indian Elephant – 953: Bactrian Camel with Boy Rider – 954: Gorilla with Pole – 955: Wolf – 956: Walrus – 957: Red Deer – 958: Young Crocodile – 959: Young Hippopotamus960: Young Rhinoceros – 961: Young Giraffe – 962: Lion Cub – 963: Gazelle – 964: Sea Lion965: Himalayan Bear (Sitting) – 966: Polar Pear (Walking) – 967: Polar Bear (Standing) – 968: Indian or Water Buffalo – 969: Giant Panda – 970: Baby Pandas – 971: The Panda Family

Not in the 1940 catalogue

978: Baby Chimpanzee – 986: Panther – 988: Springbuck – 989: Bushbuck – 990: Vulture – 991: King Cobra – 992: Seated Tiger –

In the museum

The museum's collection of "Britains Zoo" pieces is now perhaps around 90% complete, and lives in the zoo display in Arch Three.

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