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"Chi Chi" (Giant panda)

Vintage, undated postcard seen in a local antique store.

"Chi Chi" (Giant panda)
kermodei, 27 Oct 2023
    • kermodei
      The back of the postcard reads:
      Giant Panda
      Colour transparency by Suschitzky
    • Tim May
      This is a photograph of the famous giant panda "Chi-Chi" who lived at London Zoo from 1958 until 1972.
    • Pertinax
      This is one of 5 cards I have of Chi Chi, I think this one was when she was still small and living perhaps in one of the small circular pits near the Lion House? (Not sure on that but the brickwork looks familiar?). Two or three show her in the semi-circular grotto-style enclosure she lived in for a long time near the Clock Tower/Camel House. None are from the Cattled Sheds enclosure though.
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    • Tim May
      @Pertinax
      Indeed "Chi-Chi" was originally housed in a small circular pit near the old Lion House that was subsequently converted into a seal pond. I don't know of any postcards depicting "Chi-Chi" in her enclosure in the Deer & Cattle Sheds.
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