Various photographs of Chessington Zoo & Circus, throughout the years...
Habiba & Hans
1939 Habiba a ten year old lion at Chessington Zoo in Surrey relaxes while keeper Hans Brick manipulates its hind legs
A Sarus Crane at Chessington Zoo has it's feathers dusted with a vacuum cleaner and a special powder to prevent feather mites. 1933
After this stork's damaged feet were amputated by officials at Chessington Zoo in Surrey England, they fitted the stork with baby shoes until permanent artificial feet were made. 1960.
The three light “Garden-Seat” Horse-bus
The Three Light “Garden-Seat” Horse-Bus was used for a number of years by Chessington Zoo, who purchased it from Mills Circus. The bus was operated on a service between Chessington South Station and the zoo, until it's retirement in 1949; when it failed to pass an inspection. The horse bus still survives today and after a complete overhaul and repaint to it's original livery the bus is now part of the display at London Bus Museum in Cobham, Surrey as pictured in the centre image.
Family photos taken Sunday 15th September 1963