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Bear Cub Statue (Winnie Memorial)
  • At the south western corner of the Reptile House stands a bronze statue of a bear cub on a brick plinth. Nearby there is a bronze dedication plaque. The statue commemorates Winnie, the American Black Bear from Winnipeg, who was resident on the Mappin Terraces from 1914 to 1934 and whose name was adopted by A A Milne for Winnie-the-Pooh. The statue was unveiled by Christopher Robin. Installed 1981, donated by the Trustees of Pooh Properties; Lorne McKean, sculptor.
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Bedfordshire 4 0
Belgium (2) 0 0
Bengal 18 0
Berlin 2 0
Bhutan 3 0
Bird House
  • The Bird House was built as a Reptile House to replace the 1849 reptile house, the world's first. It was built 1882-83 by Charles Brown Trollope, architect; Holland and Hannen, builders. It cost £9,175. It was in part funded through the sale to P T Barnum of Jumbo the elephant. It was converted 1927-28 by P E C Lain, architect, to a scheme devised by David Seth-Smith, Curator of Birds and Mammals, and a committee of ornithologists. Small bird aviaries were inserted in 1974 by John Toovey, architect. North service block added. In 2008 is was rebuilt as the Blackburn Pavilion.
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Birds of the World
  • A daily educational show in which keepers present various bird species demonstrating their natural abilities to an audience of visitors. Birds used in the show include Blue-and-yellow macaws, European eagle owl, Harris hawks, toco toucan, bald eagle and hyacinth macaws.
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Blackburn Pavilion
  • The Blackburn Pavilion is a rainforest-themed tropical bird aviary that opened in March 2008, as a refurbishment of the zoo's bird house. The building was originally constructed in 1883, as a reptile house. The pavilion houses fifty different species of exotic birds, including Socorro doves, scarlet macaws, blue turacos, Mindanao bleeding-hearts, red-crested turacos, violet turacos, scarlet ibis, Victoria crowned pigeons, white-throated toucans, splendid sunbirds, pied avocets, red-and-yellow barbets, red-billed leiothrix and blue-winged kookaburras. Outside the entrance is one of the pavilion's prominent features, a large elaborate clock by Tim Hunkin. It gives a bird-themed display every thirty minutes throughout the day.
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Borneo 2 0