This film clip shows members of the public watching three young female chimpanzees having a tea party at Wellington Zoo in 1956. The chimpanzees had been purchased from London Zoo in time for Wellington Zoo’s 50th anniversary. The last chimpanzee tea party in Wellington Zoo was in 1970.
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Reference: Pictorial Parade 55. National Film Unit, 1956
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