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|name=Zoo
 
|name=Zoo
 
|location=[[Surrey]], [[England]]
 
|location=[[Surrey]], [[England]]
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|owner=[[Zoo director|An unknows director]]
 
|residents=*[[Boa constrictor at the Zoo]] (formerly)
 
|residents=*[[Boa constrictor at the Zoo]] (formerly)
*[[Gorilla at the Zoo]]
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*[[Gorilla at the Zoo|A gorilla]]
 
|affiliation=*[[Muggle|Muggles]]
 
|affiliation=*[[Muggle|Muggles]]
 
*Zoology
 
*Zoology
 
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{{Quote|Wake up, cousin! We're going to the zoo!|[[Dudley Dursley]] yelling to [[Harry Potter]]|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)}}
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{{Quote|Wake up, cousin! We're going to the zoo!|[[Dudley Dursley]] yelling to [[Harry Potter]].|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)}}
There was a '''zoo''' in [[Surrey]], where the [[Dursley family|Dursleys]] took [[Dudley Dursley|Dudley]] on his [[1991|eleventh]] [[23 June|birthday]], along with [[Piers Polkiss]] and, against their will, [[Harry Potter|Harry]]. While at the zoo, they bought [[ice cream]] treats, saw a [[gorilla]] that reminded Harry of Dudley, ate at the zoo restaurant, and visited the reptile house. At first, Dudley found the place boring because none of the reptiles were moving around much, but when no one was watching Harry discovered that he was able to [[Parseltongue|speak to snakes]] when he realised a [[Boa constrictor at the Zoo|boa constrictor]] understood what he was saying. When Dudley and Piers realised the snake was moving around, in their rush to the get to the cage Dudley pushed Harry out of the way. In Harry's anger, he made the glass of its cage [[Vanishing Spell|vanish]], unknowingly using [[Underage magic]].
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There was a '''zoo''' in [[Surrey]], where the [[Dursley family|Dursleys]] took [[Dudley Dursley|Dudley]] on his [[1991|eleventh]] [[23 June|birthday]], along with [[Piers Polkiss]] and, against their will, [[Harry Potter|Harry]]. While at the zoo, they bought [[ice cream]] treats, saw a [[gorilla]] that reminded Harry of Dudley, ate at the zoo restaurant, and visited the reptile house. At first, Dudley found the place boring because none of the reptiles were moving around much, but when no one was watching Harry discovered that he was able to [[Parseltongue|speak to snakes]] when he realised a [[Boa constrictor at the Zoo|boa constrictor]] understood what he was saying. When Dudley and Piers realised the snake was moving around, in their rush to the get to the cage Dudley pushed Harry out of the way. In Harry's anger, he made the glass of its cage [[Vanishing Spell|vanish]], unknowingly using [[Underage magic]].<ref name="PS2">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 2 (''The Vanishing Glass'')</ref>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
[[File:Dudley trapped PS 1.jpg|thumb|left|200px|Dudley in the snake cage.]]
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[[File:Dudley trapped PS 1.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Dudley trapped in the snake tank.]]
*The [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' identifies this zoo as the London Zoo. This is where the scene was filmed.<ref name="pts56">''[[Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey]]', Page 56</ref> However, this cannot be considered canon as when [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] takes Harry from the Dursleys to get his school supplies in the novel, it's stated that Harry had never been to London before.<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]] - Chapter 5 (''Diagon Alley'')</ref>
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*The [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' identifies this zoo as the London Zoo. This is where the scene was filmed.<ref name="pts56">''[[Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey]]'', p 56</ref> However, this cannot be considered canon as when [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] takes Harry from the Dursleys to get his school supplies in the novel, it's stated that Harry had never been to [[London]] before.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 5 (''Diagon Alley'')</ref>
*In the book, Dudley and [[Piers Polkiss|Piers]] jump back when the glass vanishes. In the film, Dudley falls into the tank and is trapped when the glass reappears.
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*In the book, Dudley and [[Piers Polkiss|Piers]] jump back when the glass vanishes. In the film, Dudley falls into the tank and is trapped when the glass reappears.<ref name="PS2"/><ref name="PSfilm">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]''</ref>
*It is possible that this zoo is meant to be Chessington's World of Adventure, a zoo and adventure park located in real-world Surrey. Chessington's World of Adventure has a reptile house and a family of gorillas, like this zoo.
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*It is possible that this zoo is meant to be Chessington's World of Adventure, a zoo and adventure park located in real-world Surrey. Chessington's World of Adventure has a reptile house and a family of gorillas, like the zoo featured in [[J.K. Rowling]]'s book.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

Revision as of 12:47, April 2, 2013

Reptile House
Zoo
Location information
Location

Surrey, England

Owner(s)

An unknows director

Permanent residents
Affiliation
"Wake up, cousin! We're going to the zoo!"
Dudley Dursley yelling to Harry Potter.[src]

There was a zoo in Surrey, where the Dursleys took Dudley on his eleventh birthday, along with Piers Polkiss and, against their will, Harry. While at the zoo, they bought ice cream treats, saw a gorilla that reminded Harry of Dudley, ate at the zoo restaurant, and visited the reptile house. At first, Dudley found the place boring because none of the reptiles were moving around much, but when no one was watching Harry discovered that he was able to speak to snakes when he realised a boa constrictor understood what he was saying. When Dudley and Piers realised the snake was moving around, in their rush to the get to the cage Dudley pushed Harry out of the way. In Harry's anger, he made the glass of its cage vanish, unknowingly using Underage magic.[1]

Behind the scenes

Dudley trapped PS 1
Dudley trapped in the snake tank.
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  • The film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone identifies this zoo as the London Zoo. This is where the scene was filmed.[2] However, this cannot be considered canon as when Hagrid takes Harry from the Dursleys to get his school supplies in the novel, it's stated that Harry had never been to London before.[3]
  • In the book, Dudley and Piers jump back when the glass vanishes. In the film, Dudley falls into the tank and is trapped when the glass reappears.[1][4]
  • It is possible that this zoo is meant to be Chessington's World of Adventure, a zoo and adventure park located in real-world Surrey. Chessington's World of Adventure has a reptile house and a family of gorillas, like the zoo featured in J.K. Rowling's book.

Appearances

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