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Fela! NT Olivier, London<br/>The Glass Menagerie, Young Vic, London<br/>The Master Builder, Almeida, London

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ZSL London Zoo

Our article, 'Warring tigers,escaping birds, marauding snakes: it's chaos at London Zoo' (16 October 2010) referred to a report following an informal zoo inspection which took place in July 2009 . The title suggested that the matters were current not historical, and so was misleading as many of the issues highlighted in the report had already been resolved by the zoo, some before the 2009 inspection. Some details were also inaccurately reported. London Zoo, as the article stated, was praised in the inspectors' report and was said to be run 'extremely well'.

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