Elephant House, Whipsnade Zoo: one of the residents by the pool
|Architect/Designer||Lubetkin & Tecton|
|Artist/Photographer||Felton, Leo Herbert (d. 1968)|
|Library Reference||5035/12 (Felton BN 5124C)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Subject||Water features ; Animals ; Zoo buildings ; Concrete|
NOTES: Each of the four Indian elephants was allotted a separate circular unit. The use of top lighting and continuous long windows which could be closed in the winter combined the need for public display with the comfort of the animals. The buildings are relatively small because it was only intended that young elephants should be housed at Whipsnade, the older ones remaining in London. However, larger elephants replaced the original inmates and the Zoo authorities accordingly made some alterations to the buildings.
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