• Short Summary

    Bird trainer Al Harlen is seen at Flamingo Park Zoo with performing parrots.

  • Description

    Yorkshire.

    At Flamingo Park Zoo we see bird trainer Al Harlen with parrots he has trained to do tricks. Parrots are seen putting blocks into cut-out shapes on a table top; discovering which of three beakers has a pea under it after much shuffling; putting coins into a piggy bank / money box; riding on a small bicycle along a tightrope; the birds usually get a titbit to eat after each trick. The tricks are intercut with shots of the crowd watching around the parrot enclosure.

    One parrot rides along in a little red car, stopping to check under the bonnet before driving off; another ride on a tricycle; two more have a little chariot race, carrying small figures of cartoon characters Donald Duck and Quick Draw McGraw.

    Note: there are cameraman's notes on file. Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    429.21
    Media URN:
    4359
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:04:00 / 01:51:09:00
    Canister:
    CP 701

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "At Flamingo Park Zoo ' - this is what is now (in 2012) known as Flamingo Land.

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