Cages Were Not Always Secure!

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In the late 1930's a leopard escaped from the zoo. This was announced on the wireless and people were warned to be very careful when leaving their homes or stepping out into their gardens after dark. The police were among those searching for the leopard which was tracked down after two days and shot, there were no tranquiliser guns at that time. Few people had telephones so if you did see it you would not be able to tell anyone because you couldn't go outside!

Written by Margaret Brinicombe

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Title Value
Written by Margaret Brinicombe
Organisation Paignton Preservation Society
Contributor   Margaret Brinicombe  
Identifier ref 1258
Format   greyscale photographs; 203 mm x 157 mm  
Coverage   Devon. Paignton  
Source   Paignton Zoo  
Subject   Paignton Zoo. Construction. Enclosures  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Paignton Zoo  
Rights   Paignton Zoo  
Keywords animals captivity enclosure endangered species trees concrete cats