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Hippo Enclosure - 1990's

The old hippo enclosure at what I am pretty sure is Chester Zoo... This is likely to have been taken between 1990 and 1994, but my knowledge of the zoo can't place it specifically.

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Hippo Enclosure - 1990's
tahninial, 24 Feb 2008
    • tahninial
      The old hippo enclosure at what I am pretty sure is Chester Zoo...

      This is likely to have been taken between 1990 and 1994, but my knowledge of the zoo can't place it specifically.
    • CZJimmy
      Thanks for uploading this! I've been waiting ages to see it!

      It is Chester Zoo and is the current bull elephant paddock...
    • Writhedhornbill
      Yes, it is, I recognise the area quite well....
    • bongorob
      The hippos died in 1990. I was in the zoo on the day that the vet was going to put Myra down. She saved him the trouble by dying naturally.
    • tahninial
      Lol, I didnt notice the elephants before. I did quickly realise it had to be Chester because there was no way it was Blackpool or London, didn't bother to edit it though.

      Also that brickwork is a running theme through every picture I have it seems :)
    • bongorob
      Most of the buildings at Chester were made from sandstone, it's quite nice.
    • tahninial
      Yes, it is rather :)
    • kiang
      Will they ever be seen at the zoo again?
    • Pertinax
      It wasn't an ideal enclosure but at least they had them. The outdoor pool was partly hidden by the sandstone wall but if I remember correctly they could be seen better indoors, with their indoor pool at one end of the Elephant house.
    • karoocheetah
      wow - fond memories! thanks for posting, in fact the whole series you just posted are a great trip down memory lane!
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