Various shots of Jeanne de Casalis at the opening of a children's zoo, with crowds of schoolchildren, a cockatoo, pony rides, an elephant ride and children feeding lambs.
Unused / unissued material - dates and locations may be unclear or unknown.
London Zoo, Regent's Park, London (?)
MS and CU Two small girls feeding lambs from a bottle at the opening day of the Children's Zoo (in Regent's Park, London ?). (3 shots). MS Exterior view of the entrance to the Zoo showing the name over the gates. CU A cockatoo bouncing energetically on its perch. MS Side view of Jeanne de Casalis (in a fur coat) speaking from a platform into a mike (lip movement only). MS Schoolchildren in the audience listening to her. LS Children being taken for rides on ponies, led by girls in jodhpurs. CU A keeper with the cockatoo on his arm, children stroking the bird. CU A young boy being held by parent. CU A baby in the arms of his father. MS A small crowd of British schoolchildren, waiting to hear her speech. MS Jeanne de Casalis coming to the microphone. MS Two older women in hats speaking at the mike, laughing, one blows a kiss. CU Jeanne de Casalis holding a baby badger and a goat kid. (2 shots). MS Another goat being handed to the two official speakers who feed it cabbage. (3 shots). MS Heads of the crowd. MS Children clustering round a baby Shetland pony. (3 shots). MS Jeanne de Casalis mounting on a baby elephant. MS Children being held up to feed the llama in its pen. MS Three children riding on an elephant. CU Small group of schoolchildren walking up to and past camera.
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 05/05/1947