Children see new birds arriving at Belle Vue zoo after vandals killed original ones. Manchester.
Item title reads - "Minors" to rescue.
Children's club visits Belle Vue zoo and the children help to welcome some of the new birds to replace the 30 killed by vandals. Manchester. (Greater Manchester).
Various shots of A.B.C. Minors getting off their coach at Belle Vue zoo and being greeted by keepers and chimps, C/U small girl getting off coach and shaking hands with one of the chimps. C/U chimp staring at camera. M/S birds swimming on a pool. M/S keeper throwing fish to pelicans. M/S children looking on. C/U black swan in pool.
Various shots as two new rock hopper penguins are let out of their cage and ushered to the pool. They walk along the edge of the pool until one jumps in and the other follows. M/S children watching. M/S as the two of them swim in the pool. L/S 'Aunt Mary' the zoo elephant giving the children a ride. M/S children watching. C/U of a cake from the children inscribed 'To Nicholas from the A.B.C. Minors', pan to Nicholas the hippopotamus. Judith Collis throws the entire cake into his mouth. C/U of him chewing it.