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    Ilfracombe, Devon.

    Long panoramic high angle shot of Ilfracombe Pier. Cut to M/S of the Zoo entrance. Several people walk in. M/S of a girl with baby lion in her arms. Lion cub is wild and gorgeous. Man follows her with another baby lion, this one seems to be less lively. Mr Charles Trevisick, the zoo owner, and his assistant Ms Irene Trudy are showing the lion cubs to the visitors. C/U shot of a beautiful baby lion getting angry. M/S of the two holding lion cubs and a man watching them visibly amused. Babies names are Lenny and Lena. M/S of the babies parents laying in the grass.

    M/S of the two Dingoes Ginger and Dusty in their cage while visitors lean to the cage and pet them. M/S of very friendly Dingoes. M/S of the visitors. M/S of a little girl (three year old Susan Smale) in her father's arms. Mr Trevisick brings two Bush Babies from West Africa. C/U shot of the Bush Babies in Mr Trevisick's hands. C/U shot of Susan's face, she is smiling and stroking one of the little creature's heads. C/U shot of a baby - looks adorable.

    M/S of Ms Trudy grooming a fox while squirrel is watching them from its cage. C/U shot of the fox in Ms Trudy's arms, enjoying brushing. M/S of Mr Trevisick approaching a cage with Fifi and Wendy, six year old chimps "who are old friends of Pictorial, having been the stars of many a riotous Chimps' Tea Party". Fifi and Wendy ask for their food and Mr Trevisick takes pieces of fruit from the fruit basket and starts feeding them. Several C/U shots of Fifi and Wendy eating the fruit. C/U shot of Mr Trevisick's face as he feeds them.

    Voiceover says that old habits are hard to break. Fifi still enjoys a cigarette after meal. Mr Trevisick puts cigarette in Fifi's mouth and lights it up. Fifi smokes while Mr Trevisick watches her. C/U shot of Fifi (with cigarette in her mouth) and Wendy.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Time in/Out:
    01:49:39:00 / 01:51:34:00
    CP 136
    Sort Number:
    CP 136
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour
    Devon Zoo yo Zoo - poor conditions
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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