Tiger In Bath 1962

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    Sandown Zoo, Isle of Wight.

    We see a low angle shot of a man and a woman taking photographs. The man is Ronnie Bateman, the zoo director. They are at Sandown Zoo hoping to get a picture of Rajah the tiger, who just loves bathing himself, but usually when no-one is around. Rajah is seen in his cage which has a bath in it - an ordinary bath with taps, with a keeper with a hose on the cage roof, showering him with water.

    Rajah is 11 foot 9 inches, and was a household pet at one time, until he became too large and strong. Evidently he doesn't like female company - he has killed two wives! The sequence shows Rajah stepping in and out of the bath , dipping a paw into the water, standing in the bath with his paws by the taps, and the shower water in his face.

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    01:57:12:00 / 01:57:47:00
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