Story: Zoos and aquariums

Chimp tea party

This film clip shows members of the public watching three young female chimpanzees having a tea party at Wellington Zoo in 1956. The chimpanzees had been purchased from London Zoo in time for Wellington Zoo’s 50th anniversary. The last chimpanzee tea party in Wellington Zoo was in 1970.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 55. National Film Unit, 1956

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Zoos and aquariums - Zoo animals and entertainment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/18435/chimp-tea-party (accessed 28 March 2017)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008