• Short Summary

    Deer, otter, seal, birds, fox, badger... live in a private zoo in Surrey.

  • Description

    Effingham Common, Leatherhead, Surrey.

    High angle C/U shot of a food basket being carried on woman's hand (her skirt is seen as well). Some oranges, bananas, bread, lady's purse and few other items can be seen in it. Camera pans to show a bucket full of fish (herrings) in the other hand. L/S of an elderly woman carrying basket and bucket and a boy and a girl running towards her. There is a black car with wide opened doors behind her. Boy takes the fish bucket and the girls takes the food basket.

    Boy carries the bucket into area bounded with fence. Camera pans to show a seal lying next to the pool. M/S of a boy throwing a fish into pool. C/U shot of the seal. Fantastic big sad eyes! M/S of the seal jumping into pool and the boy feeds it. Boy's name is Tim Short and seal's Nautilus. They are in boy's grandfather's home zoo. Mr W. G. Kingham started the zoo ten years ago and considers it a hobby.

    A girl (Tim's sister Sarah Jane Short) feeds ducks and swans, and Tim joins her. Cut to the girl looking at birds in the bird cage. M/S of Mr Kingham holding badger in his arms and Sarah Jane petting it. Great C/U shot of the badger (called Minnie) looking half asleep. Several shots of various birds. M/S of badger and Yorkshire Terrier walking together.

    C/U shot of a fox named Ferdie yawning. M/S of Ferdie walking. M/S of Tim feeding an otter with herrings. Lively otter swims around. L/S of deer running across the field. Mr Kingham and Sarah Jane feed them. Their names are Belinda Bambi and little Twinkle. C/U shot of little twinkle eating from the bowl Sarah Jane holds in her hands. M/S of the happy animals.

    Note: Combined print for this item is missing.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:10:00 / 01:12:49:00
    CP 230

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