• Short Summary

    Light hearted item: the zoo keepers take their own census of the animals.

  • 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

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

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