Vintage: People with Baby Animals (1930s-1960s)

Vintage: People with Baby Animals (1930s-1960s)

Vintage collection of black and white photographs of people with baby animals (1930s-1960s).


William the lion cub who is 10 weeks old gets a brush up from his keeper at London Zoo. He was named after the head keeper, Mr. William Hapgood, who retired after 35 years service. 18th December 1936. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)


June Mottershead mimics her newly adopted lion cub at Chester Zoo in Cheshire. The lion has been adopted to save it from destruction because of lack of zoo funds. 30th September 1939. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)


A newly-born lamb suggles up to a sleeping boy. 16th March 1940. (Photo by Williams/Fox Photos/Getty Images)


Children playing with baby alligators in the Reptile House at London Zoo. 26th April 1943. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)


American film star Kirk Douglas with a lion cub called Spartacus which was presented to him by the director of Southport zoo in appreciation of Douglas film role. 7th December 1960. (Photo by Lee/Central Press/Getty Images)


Two brown bear cubs from a litter of triplets born at Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire playing with the scales at their first weight check. The 4-lb cubs have been transferred to the childrens zoo, where they delight the visitors. 3rd May 1962. (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images)


11-year-old Penny Moon, winner of the Knowledge Essay Competition, feeding Suki the tiger cub at London Zoo. 1st August 1963. (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images)


Inspector Hutter of the RSPCA rescues a seal pup on one of Norfolks beaches. The seal pups, and carcasses of parent seals are often washed up following the slaughter of seals for their skins in The Wash. 24th July 1964. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)


Gloucestershire shepherd Jack Phillips making a record of the days new lamb arrivals whilst holding one of them. 8th April 1965. (Photo by Maeers/Fox Photos/Getty Images)


Eight week old tiger cubs belonging to Ranee, a tiger ar Whipsnade zoo, find that their keeper is very useful as a climbing post. 7th July 1937. (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images)


Huge crowds formed at the London Zoo on the debut of Pipaluk, the baby polar bear. 15th April 1968. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)


A soldier examines a puppy on sale at Club Row market in Londons East End, a street famed for its dog sellers. January 1946. (Photo by George Konig/Keystone Features/Getty Images)


A kitten being fed by its owner from a pipette filled with milk. Circa 1950. (Photo by Orlando /Three Lions/Getty Images)


New arrivals at London Zoo; a baby African elephant in the care of a policeman, both from Sierra Leone. Circa 1950. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)


A baby playing with a stray dog at the Brighton Animal Hospital, run by the Canine Defence League. 12th July 1950. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)


Wilfred a South African bush baby in London Zoo enjoys his morning cocoa from a teaspoon. 15th February 1938. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)


Keeper Herbert Jones weighs Prince, the baby King Penguin at London Zoo. At 13 weeks of age, Prince tips the scales at 28 pounds, and is in excellent health. 15th November 1952. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)


A visiting swan shows its resentment of the resident kitten. 13th August 1952. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)


A hiker enjoying the spring sunshine with a young lamb by Loughrigg Tarn in the Lake District. 1953. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)


A US Marine feeds an orphan kitten found after a heavy mortar barrage near [Bunker Hill] during the Korean War. 1953. (Photo by Sgt Martin Riley/Getty Images)


A baby elephant from Assam at the Childrens Zoo, Regents Park, pulling a child along on a string. May 1953. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)


A little girl carries a struggling puppy away from a market where she has just bought him. 19th March 1938. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)


A young crocodile receiving some dental attention on its baby teeth from a keeper armed with tweezers. 26th April 1938. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)


Edward Moore Kennedy, the youngest son of Joseph Patrick Kennedy is pictured aged 6 years with his brother Robert Francis Kennedy (1925–1968) giving sugar to [Babar] the baby elephant at the childrens zoo within Regents Park Zoo. June 1938. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)


A baby bush-baby in a set of scales at London Zoo shortly after birth. 10th August 1938. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)


A young Brownie Girl Guide holding a duckling whilst another is standing on her head. 11th March 1939. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)


Flash the baby alligator, owned by Mr. L. Battersby of Birmingham, plunges into a tankard of beer. 14th April 1939. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)