Photographic contact sheet showing Jamie Petrie and baby elephant Hanibal

Made:
1965-09-14
maker:
Daily Herald

Daily Herald Archive/Science Museum Group
© Mirrorpix

Daily Herald Archive/Science Museum Group
© Mirrorpix

Photographic contact sheet titled 'Mum's out doing the shopping and just look who is doing the babysitting'. Caption on back reads: 'It's Hanibal the 10 month old Indian elephant who popped into the house at Llannerch Park Zoo, St Asaph, to look after baby Jamie while Mum's at the shops. Baby Jamie Petrie is the son of Douglas Petrie zoo director. He's six months old and loves Hanibal to look after him. Out go the toys on to the floor and Hanibal puts them back into the cot, then he tucks the sheets in with his trunk and Jamie just gurgles. "Hanibal is wonderful with Jamie," says Mum, Mrs Petrie, "he's so gentle and never husrts baby, we leave him for his afternoon room (?) which they both enjoy."'

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/19956
Materials:
ink and paper (fibre product)
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Daily Herald Archive at National Science and Media Museum