London Zoo

In 1966 I worked as a weekend zookeeper at London Zoo.

I worked in the Monkey House on Saturday and the Small Mammal House on Sunday.

The two houses are now gone.

The Curator of Mammals was Desmond Morris.

Desmond Morris

Desmond Morris

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Mr Smith was Head Monkey House Keeper at London Zoo when I worked for the Zoo.

Mr Smith, London Zoo

Mr Smith, London Zoo

Here are some links to interesting articles about Mr Smith on the internet:

Mr Smith 1 – Across Borders Blog

Mr Smith 2 – Ipswich Star

Mr Smith 3 – Daily Mail.

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I used to clean out Guy the Gorilla’s Cage.

Guy the Gorilla at London Zoo

Guy the Gorilla at London Zoo

I also cleaned out Charlie the orangutan’s cage. He was next door to Guy.

Here is Charlie with David Attenborough.

Charlie the Orangutan

Charlie the Orangutan

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