Over the years I have visited many zoos and collected video footage and photographs of interest to me at  the time. I am delighted to share some of these with you now and I hope they are now interesting to all who view them. 
PHILIDELPHIA ZOO 1979
FRANKFURT ZOO 1976
COPENHAGEN AND MUNICH ZOO
RIO AND ANTWERP ZOOS
MALIBU MUSEUM CALIFORNIA
Estimated to have been from around 50AD ,presently in the Malibu museum in California. This likeness of an African elephant wearing a blanket, obviously trained, has interesting detail of what appears to be toenail cracks in its front right foot. Are they defacings from the past or an obvious addition of important detail by the artist needed to show an issue of the day in elephant care. Photo by Dr Mich Finnigan of the Portland Zoo.