• Short Summary

    Spitfire, Whipsnade Zoo's baby polar bear seems to be very lively.

  • Description

    Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire.

    SV. Baby bear just walking over towards person who is holding small vessel with drink in it. SCU. Bear with hand in picture holding the vessel - he puts his head in for a drink and it is spilling over the side. He raises his paw to hold the vessel - raises the other paw and is now holding the vessel with his front feet. CU. Two small boys looking over wall. Bear's name is Spitfire and he has arrived from Nuremberg Zoo. SV. The bear standing on a platform that is in his pen anticipating the jump on to the wall to get out. He leaps at the wall. CU. Baby bear, front view - he has just jumped onto the wall and starts to slip backward into the pen. SV. Baby brown bear running across lawn towards camera. SCU. Keeper and the baby polar bear - the bear is on his platform and the keeper has in his hand a spoon, making the bear stand on his back legs and feed from the spoon. ***SV. A girl trying to pull along stubborn mule (or donkey). SCU. Baby bear walking round floor of pen - he jumps onto platform and goes over to look at the wall and somebody who is standing there. CU. Pony's head, he is in stall and he turns towards camera. SCU. Baby polar bear laying flat in little pool of water, gets up and shakes himself.

    (Neg) (Title Scene "B")

    Note: There is a beautiful Colour Pictorial story about Spitfire. It is in CP 072 on Pathe Master tape *PM0041*. Great story - highly recommended!

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:35:00 / 01:29:37:00

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