A Tyger at Newquay Zoo?

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Newquay Zoo’s only ever Tyger …

This Tyger poem by William Blake was one of several animal poems put up in 2003 just before or whilst the Zoo Federation  (now BIAZA) held its AGM here at Newquay Zoo in 2003 (the same year the Fossas arrived).

Fourteen years later this poem and its Rousseau painting of a Tyger has survived, the other animal poems from Walker Books’ anthology Birds Beasts and Fishes have all faded and gone, whilst  our last Fossa Harry left for the UAE this year …

 

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An ivy clad aviary wall with Tyger … just round the corner from Tippy’s,  Penguins / Lions / Former Fossa house areas  June 2017.

 

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Bye Bye Harry marking Harry the Fossa’s departure for the UAE Summer 2017.

 

This summer  Tippy’s  our top small cafe was renamed the Lazy Lion(s) Grill (c. June 2017) .

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Another bit of Newquay Zoo history …

 

Tippy’s is named after the white tipped ears of our first male Tapir who arrived c. 1995/6 and lived next to Tippy’s where our Tapirs still live and breed.

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Tippy’s the small cafe as it was when first built c. 1996

 

I have  tracked down a picture of Tippy the Tapir to post here from our 1996 Guidebook

 

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Tippy our first young male Tapir who arrived c. 1995/6 gave his name to our smaller café – based on the white tips on his ears!

 

Blogposted by Mark Norris, Newquay Zoo History blog, June 2017.

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Author: worldwarzoogardener1939

World war zoo gardener and zoo educator at Newquay Zoo Cornwall UK

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