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1949

Opening of the first elephant house!

By Mr Kenneth Evans

This picture was taken at the opening of the first elephant house. Nomad - a radio personality from the BBC's Children's Hour - officially opened the new house by entering through the doors of the building on the back of Molly's back. Here you can see him being interviewed by a member of the press.

This event drew in a crowd of over 4,000 people.

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