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Digital Photograph - Zoo Keeper Feeding Hippopotamus, Melbourne Zoo, Parkville, circa 1920 Image Reg. No: MM 110339

Description Of Content:
Uniformed zoo keeper feeding a hippopotamus hay in its enclosure.

This photograph shows a zoo keeper in uniform feeding a hippopotamus at Melbourne Zoo, circa 1920. This visit was thought to be post World War I by the family. It was 'the done thing' to go to the Zoo for an outing.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Nancy Gallagher, 2006
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Mrs Nancy Gallagher
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: monkey, emu, and a seals
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Wildlife Sanctuaries & Zoos
Tertiary Classification: hippopotamus
People Depicted: unknown
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Parkville, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920

Source of Date Depicted: contributor's estimate.
Photographer: Mr Stanley Fletcher

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