What happened at the Zoo During WW2

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At the beginning of the war, the government decided to close the zoo,just in case it got bombed and the animals escaped. On the return of the animals after the war, a bear almost escaped. As they lifted the grizzly bear's cage, the floor broke. They had no choice but to move the bear by walking it from the station to the zoo with the cage still over it. You can imagine how they felt with half a grizzly bear at their feet. They transported him safely though.

Written by A M

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Written by A M
Organisation not stated
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School   Year 6 Ellacombe School  
Identifier ref 782
Contributor   Paignton news (printers)  
Date   1946  
Format   greyscale news article; 65 mm x 104 mm  
Coverage   Devon. Surrey. Paignton. Chessington  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Paignton zoo. Closure  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Paignton News  
Keywords herbert whitley Primley closure