Just listened to this week's edition of "last Word" on Radio 4 and was saddened to hear the obituary of Philip Wayre who died on 29th June. The Telepgraph provides a good write up of his life. It claims that he opened this country's first wildlife park. Whatever your perception of what a "wildlife park" actually is, it might well be true that his was the first zoo to be called a "wildlife park" and might well have been the first to be dedicated to native species (though of course there were exotic species housed there too): Philip Wayre - obituary - Telegraph I fondly recall being shown around the Otter Trust at Bungay, with a group, by Wayre back in the early 1990s. Regrettably I never got around to visiting the Norfolk Wildlife park before its demise.