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    No titles. Kangaroo paralysed by vandals.

    Sherwood Zoo, Nottinghamshire.

    M/S of a zoo keeper fixing together a suspended harness. Various shots of Skippy the kangaroo being brought out of his shed and put into the harness. Commentator explains that Skippy has a broken pelvis, and this baby bouncer is an attempt at getting him moving again. Vandal broke into the kangaroo's enclosure one night with a dog and the terrified Skippy ran into a fence. (How awful!)

    The keeper helps Skippy to move up and down in the harness and strokes him. He feeds Skippy with some leaves from a bowl. A baby elephant helps himself to the food in the bowl. The keeper walks away leaving Skippy on his own and the elephant follows him.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1969
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    57451
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2225.35
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:00:00 / 01:48:42:00
    Canister:
    69/74
    Sort Number:
    69/074
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Entertainment & Humour Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    Nottinghamshire
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The man with the beard is Sherwood Zoo director Martin Lacey.

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