For those unfamiliar with the BBC Archive, it is a service that dutifully removes some of the forgotten gems deeply divided in the BBC’s rich broadcast history in order to provide nostalgia-driven throwbacks.
Highlights include a view of Sealand dominance and this old lady who ruined this whiskey-brandy taste test. Most recently, it featured a security video from the UK’s safari park Longleat, which continues to this day at Lord Bath’s late estate in Wiltshire. The park had a lion enclosure and was open to the public on the condition that they enter their vehicles (and, importantly, remain).
When the (very Brass Eye) safety briefing was recorded in 1987, you put 42 animals in a drive-through exhibition, not a place you want to roam the safari park, explaining that visitors to the lion enclosure to test their engines and their The vehicles left to empty the bladders.
Cowley explained to one group, even trying to set up a picnic while inside, not realizing that the place for it would be theirs on the menu. Clearly, tourists in Britain in the late 80s needed a serious awakening call. Fortunately for them, the Longleat Safari Park has shown their sleeves quite a tough-dead demonstration to make the message really hammer in the house.
Facing two outfits in their very 80s outfits, the Lions are at first skeptical about the two “tourists” standing so boldly outside their car. “Daniel,” said Dummy, “when the dumbass removed one of the lions, ran and threw the limb,” the reporters read, “and when the animals entered, the fruit was horrible.”
Daniel’s wife, Daniel, faces a similar fate, drowning in fear that it could only affect her head. Anyone who can witness the picnic group bloodbath can only wonder what they can say. It’s been more than three decades and it seems we still have a lot to learn about zoo safety. In March, a guardian was arrested on suspicion of endangering a child by crossing several security barriers to steal himself and his 2-year-old daughter from an elephant enclosure at the San Diego Zoo.
Although an elephant blamed the crime, fortunately, neither side was injured as a result of the security breach. A year after the lockdowns, zoos around the world that support and conduct important research have hardened due to the lack of rocks the money donations were thin on the ground. A great way support animals, conservationists and researchers returning to your local, responsible zoo, to take a delightful look at some of nature’s wonders. But – once again for the people behind – leave the animals alone.