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1940's

Our Zoo News - number fifty

By Chester Zoo

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This issue of Our Zoo News reports the separation of Mowgli the lion and Peter the dog:

“So has ended a partnership which will long be remembered not only at the zoo, but by thousands of visitors and animal lovers who have enjoyed watching them play together. Some people severely condemned us for allowing these two to be pals, but these people did not understand animals and their ways, and were to be pitied for not being able to command the love and affection which animals both wild and tame are capable of.”

This particular issue also shares the zoo’s plans for the future, following on from the war, and the developments it was going to take.

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