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1933

Adventures of Thomas the tapir

By Chester Zoo

Thomas the tapir escaped from Chester Zoo - apparently not that satisfied with his home at the zoo! He took up residence in a nearby cottage and stubbornly resisted any efforts to try to remove him.

His keeper looked all over for him before finding him in his new bed when visiting a workman's cottage nearby. Thomas was tucked up asleep in the spare bedroom. He resisted all attempts to get him back to the zoo, but after two hours the keepers eventually managed to get him back safely.

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