Sunday, 5 July 2009

Zoological Society of London (ZSL) Chess Set

ALCHEssMIST has always had an appreciation for the natural world. He also, for a number of years, held annual membership at London Zoo. The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats, and is also responsible for both London Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo.

Zoological Society of London Chess Set:

This chess set (shown above), produced by the Zoological Society of London, is available for purchase (£50) from their website.

The chessboard (16cm square) is made up of silver and black squares. The animal chess pieces are also silver and black and identified as:
  • Lions are the kings.
  • Tigers are the queens.
  • Elephants are the bishops.
  • Horses are the knights.
  • Giraffes are the castles (rooks).
  • Cattle are the pawns.
Reference Links:
ZSL Chess Set -

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