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  • Description

    Title reads: "Census time at the Zoo".

    London Zoo, Regent's Park.

    The keepers of Regents Park Zoo take their own census of the animals.

    C/U of a zoo keeper writing on a clipboard. Various shots of Polar and Brown Bears in their enclosures. M/S of keeper outside lions' cage. C/U through the bars, of a lion eating meat. L/S of a large aviary. M/S of keeper outside the camels cage, cut to C/U of a camel's face. Various shots of monkeys taken through the wire of the cage. The keeper is looking at the monkeys, the whole sequence is at double speed.

    C/U Comic sequence, natural sound where the keeper is searching for fleas with magnifying glass. He calls out names of fleas and ticks them off his list. M/S of the keeper going up to the cameraman in search of a lost flea named Oscar.

    Staged comic sequence. Various C/Us of a parrot on a keeper's shoulder, the parrot is talking. Another keeper asks the bird census questions and pretends to write down parrot's answers.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    37740
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1067.22
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:50:00 / 01:32:01:00
    Canister:
    41/7
    Sort Number:
    41/007
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Entertainment & Humour Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    London zoo spungold London Parrots
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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