Monday 5 February 2024

Chimp Champs Are No Chumps (1949)

Chimp Tea Parties at London Zoo used to be regular events. People would go to watch them, and laugh.

These days such things are seen as 'politically incorrect', and no longer take place. This example from 1949 is all rather well behaved, but they weren't always so. Young Chimps were seen as naughty children, and naughty children were taken to see them.

Here is a blast from the past.


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    1. I can't remember if I saw them or not; I think I probably did. They were always a part of one's day out at the zoo.

  2. They do resemble little children in many ways.

    1. Genetically we are VERY similar, and just as naughty.

  3. Yes, my parents took me to see the chimps tea party at London zoo. I thought it the best thing ever at the time.

  4. That is pretty funny. Today it would never happen.


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