Bactrian Camel with Boy Rider (Britains Zoo 953)

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Exhibit

Bactrian Camel with Boy Rider (Britains Zoo 953)

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location:
Arch Three , Area 44
The Zoo (display)

A painted hollowcast lead (two-humped) Bactrian Camel, from the Britains Zoo range, probably pre-war, catalogue number 953.

Giulia
" This camel is tamed by a boy who is wearing a sailor suit: his jacket is blue, his shorts are white and his shoes are black. On his head we can notice a blue hat typical for sailors. The camel is peaceful and on its nose we can see a black muzzle. "

1940 catalogue description

Camel with Boy Rider, Britains Zoo 953
" Camels are very docile when trained, and it is a common sight at Zoological Gardens to see them giving pleasure rides to the younger folk. "