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Elephant House
ARC/7 · Series · 1937-1971
Part of Architecture and buildings

The existing 1868 Elephant House at London Zoo was demolished and the foundations laid for a new Elephant House; however work stopped in 1939 because of the outbreak of World War II and the Tecton designed Elephant House was never built. A new building designed by Casson Conder and partners was completed in 1965.

Giraffe House plans
ARC/15/1 · File · 1960-1961
Part of Architecture and buildings

Plan and section drawings relating to the remodelling of the Giraffe House, London Zoo. Some hand annotations. Architect/engin

Plans of Old Lion House
ARC/1/1 · File · 1975
Part of Architecture and buildings

2 large prints of the survey of the old lion house, originally designed by Antony Salvin Jr (1875-7) which was replaced by the New Lion Terraces in 1976

CUR/3/3 · Sub-series · 1918-1924
Part of Curators and Keepers

Three scrapbooks of newspaper cuttings: 1) Cairo to the Cape (about the flight taken by Peter Chalmers Mitchell), also Mount Everest expedition. 2) Cuttings about British Museum (Natural History) where Joan Procter volunteered. Includes letter from E G Boulenger to Joan Procter. 3) Joan Procter's appointment as Curator of Reptiles at London Zoo (1923). Includes photos and letters. 

Snowdon Aviary
ARC/16 · Series · 1960-1979
Part of Architecture and buildings

The Northern Aviary at London Zoo, widely known as the Snowdon Aviary, was built between 1962-1964 and opened in 1965. Lord Snowdon was the designer of the Aviary.