Zebra (Britains Zoo 907)

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Zebra (Britains Zoo 907)

Zebra, Britains Zoo No907 (BritCat 1940).jpg (i)
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location:
Arch Three , Area 44
The Zoo (display)

A painted hollowcast lead Zebra, from the Britains Zoo range, probably pre-war, catalogue number 907.

Giulia: " This model represents a zebra that is walking. It is decorated carefully with the typical colours of this animal: black and white. The look of this animal is fixed as to represents the constant fear of being attacked. "

1940 catalogue description

" These animals are natives of Africa, and their striking markings are well known. They roam about in herds of from ten to twenty. A peculiarity of these animals is that one member of a herd acts as a sentinel and gives warning of danger by sense of smell, long before the enemy is in sight. "