More on the demise of Micky, the world’s cleverest chimpanzee

Liverpool Zoological Park had a varied but small collection of animals and birds. The star attraction being a chimpanzee named Mickey who escaped in 1938. Here’s a story about Micky the world’s cleverest chimpanzee.

Micky the world’s cleverest chimpanzee

Before she died at the fantastic age of 98, my Nana gave me her boxes of family photographs. She knew I value family histories and would keep her things safe. I’m in the process of organising them and in one box I found a tourism brochure from Liverpool from around 1938/39. In it, an advertisement, for Liverpool Zoological Park caught my interest. In particular, “MICKY,—the world’s cleverest CHIMPANZEE.”

I’m Andy Clarke

Although I’d like to tell you tales about the time I roadied for rock bands, faked my own death, and dated supermodels, the truth is far less exciting. For the past 30 years, I’ve been a digital product and website designer at Stuff & Nonsense and more recently consultant Director of Product Design at Nozomi Networks. I’ve written several books. Not historical romance novels featuring gypsy girls and lusty stablehands, but about website design including Transcending CSS (2005 and 2019,) Hardboiled Web Design (2010 and 2015,) and Art Direction for the Web (2019.) I’ve lived in Cymru/Wales for 25 years because my private island has very slow internet.