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  • Short Summary

    Two baby animals at the zoo - a hippo and a cross between a zebra and an ass.

  • Description

    "A real baby - the latest arrived dwarf hippo, a very scarce kind of baby in most zoos."

    C/U of a wooden crate. Door is lifted to reveal a young hippo inside. Hippo emerges and is stroked and petted by its keepers. Various shots of the baby hippo. The baby nuzzles up to its mother - cute.

    "And here's a queer one - half a Zebra and half an ass!" C/U of weird looking creature which has zebra stripes on its legs but a plain body. We see the baby with its zebra parent. It is very cute. The baby suckles from its mother. "Somebody made a mistake here when they handed out the Zebra coats!" M/S of a very large mule type animal - it is as tall as a man. More shots of the zebra baby.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 522.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    940.12
    Media URN:
    16736
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:04:00 / 01:22:23:00
    Canister:
    EP 213

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