Story: Zoos and aquariums

Elephant ride

Elephant ride

School children from Tokomaru Bay, on the North Island’s East Coast, enjoy a ride on a female Indian elephant at Wellington Zoo in 1943.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-000847; F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Zoos and aquariums - Zoo animals and entertainment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18434/elephant-ride (accessed 3 December 2021)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008