Sunday, December 05, 2004

Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2004 12:51:16 -0800
To: "Sarah Galbraith"
Subject: Re: Hippos (KMM14332562V91509L0KM)
From: "Disney Guest Mail"

Dear Sarah,

Thank you for your latest email.

Sarah can take as many photos from the "show" side of the attraction as you want. However, the husbandry staff cannot disclose any information about the collection to the general public.

Once again Thank you for expressing interest in our collection but at this time the Animal Kingdom Husbandry staff are not going to be able participate in your project.

We hope you understand and wish you well in your endeavor.

Thank you!


Charlene Hobot

WDW Online Communications

Original Message Follows:

Dear Charlene,

I appreciate your emailed response. I understand 100% that it is against Disney policies to allow non-Disney employees behind the scenes at your theme park.

With this in mind, would it be possible for me to photograph the hippos
at their "on" stage location (i.e. where they are on display for the entire public) but also to meet with their keeper at this same location so that I could also get their names as well? I would not need more than 15 minutes of their time.

I have included several pictures of the hippo porcelain service (from an emailed attachment from my employer sent to a hippo enthusiast group) so you can get an idea of the project. This is truly a unique opportunity and certainly something that we would love to include the Disney hippos.


Sarah Galbraith