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1958

'Babysitting' the animals

By Sue Holleron (nee Prandle)

This is me aged about 15 yrs, 'baby sitting' a young lion cub and chimpanzee! And the Curators children too!

The other image is of me having fun with a young lion cub and Sheba, a Rhodesian Ridgeback.

All the animals in the photos lived with the Curator, Reg Bloom and his wife Margaret. I babysat his children but never knew what else would be waiting for me to feed when I arrived! Happy days and an honour to have such an opportunity!

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