A day at Chester Zoo

happy and carefree

full of interest

A variety of animals

abounded for all

to see and wonder

A large cage

housed many

monkeys who made

a horrendous din

We peered in curiously

as they too were curious

They shrieked

then a little girl

crawled close to

the cage

She was gripped 

by a frenzied monkey

He shook her violently

men rushed to

extracate her which

they did

A happy and carefree day

marred by a scene of horror

◄ A Life of Anxiety

The Young ►


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kJ Walker

Sat 4th Nov 2017 11:28

must have been really frightening, no wonder the memory stuck with you. we returned from Wales yesterday, and considered calling in at Chester Zoo on the way home. I'm glad we never now, although from what I gather they do have a good reputation on safety.

cheers kevin

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keith jeffries

Thu 2nd Nov 2017 17:59

David, thank you for this. I was eleven at the time and the memory of it has never left me. Keith

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Wolfgar Miere

Thu 2nd Nov 2017 15:50

Hi Keith,

Terrifying I would imagine, poor child.

I appreciate snapshots like this, everyday seemingly insignificant events which experienced as individuals can have huge impacts upon us.


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