Animal Adventure exhibit gets a time capsule
Friday 27 February 2009
A 6 inch, 4lbs elephant tooth is just one of the items buried under ZSL London Zoo’s soon to be opened Animal Adventure exhibit.
In a bid to highlight the fact that today’s children are likely to outlive some entire species, a time capsule containing items from endangered animals was placed underneath the £2.3m redevelopment.
The capsule was buried by Bill James one of the Zoo’s longest-serving animal keepers. Bill started work at the Zoo as a 15-year-old in 1966.
Other items included in the capsule include a sea lion skull, Komodo dragon skin, rhino horn shavings and a snake fang.
It’s hoped the capsule will remain buried until 2059.
Animal Adventure, our new Children's Zoo, is now open
This exhibit provides thousands upon thousands of children with the chance to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, smells and experiences of life in the animal kingdom.