Whipsnade Zoo 1932
Morris Animals & Wildlife Whipsnade Zoo 1932 Whipsnade Zoo 1932 25 - In the 1920s when Whipsnade was conceived attitudes towards wildlife in general and animal welfare in particular were somewhat different from those of today with exploitation rather than conservation the principal aim. The vision of Whipsnade therefore is all the more remarkable ad the backs of these cards emphasize the point explaining it consists of five hundred acres of formerly rough farmland, fifteen times the size of London Zoo from where many of the animals were brought by the Royal Zoological Society and “it is the intention to retain the natural wilderness of Whipsnade.” Also “nothing has been left to chance with regard to the health and comfort of the animals and birds, to the extent that electricity has been conducted from Luton not just for lighting but as a means of providing warmth for the more sensitive members”. The colour pictures are excellent and whether or not you support the idea of Zoos, even “open” ones like Whipsnade, this set is quality and worth a place in any collection. Cards size 68 x 36mm.
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Whipsnade Zoo 1932

Issuer: Morris Condition: Very Good to Excellent * These are original and NOT reprints Description: In the 1920s when Whipsnade was conceived attitudes towards wildlife in general and animal welfare in particular were somewhat different from those of today with exploitation rather than conservation the principal aim. The vision of Whipsnade therefore is all the more remarkable ad the backs of these cards emphasize the point explaining it consists of five hundred acres of formerly rough farmland, fifteen times the size of London Zoo from where many of the animals were brought by the Royal Zoological Society and “it is the intention to retain the natural wilderness of Whipsnade.” Also “nothing has been left to chance with regard to the health and comfort of the animals and birds, to the extent that electricity has been conducted from Luton not just for lighting but as a means of providing warmth for the more sensitive members”. The colour pictures are excellent and whether or not you support the idea of Zoos, even “open” ones like Whipsnade, this set is quality and worth a place in any collection. Cards size 68 x 36mm. Number of cards in set: 25

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