Ponto Was The Lion's Name

Can the tiger really come to tea? Judith Palmer explores our fascination with escaped zoo animals roaming the suburban landscape, from Goldie the eagle to Sheila the tiger, who slipped her enclosure in GLASGOW in 1949.

There are contributions from the rector whose kittens were terrorised by a vulture, and accounts of big cat sightings from DEVON to Kent. Judith also meets eleven Bengal tigers in Chingford, and explains the effect these beasts have had on children's dreams.

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Can the tiger really come to tea? Judith Palmer explores our fascination with escaped zoo animals roaming the suburban landscape, from Goldie the eagle to Sheila the tiger, who slipped her enclosure in GLASGOW in 1949.

There are contributions from the rector whose kittens were terrorised by a vulture, and accounts of big cat sightings from DEVON to Kent. Judith also meets eleven Bengal tigers in Chingford, and explains the effect these beasts have had on children's dreams.

2004121120050401

Can the tiger really come to tea? Judith Palmer explores our fascination with escaped zoo animals roaming the suburban landscape, from Goldie the eagle to Sheila the tiger, who slipped her enclosure in GLASGOW in 1949.

There are contributions from the rector whose kittens were terrorised by a vulture, and accounts of big cat sightings from DEVON to Kent. Judith also meets eleven Bengal tigers in Chingford, and explains the effect these beasts have had on children's dreams.

20050401

Judith Palmer explores our fascination with escaped zoo animals roaming the suburban landscape, from Goldie the eagle to Sheila the tiger, who slipped her cage in Glasgow in 1949.