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  • Short Summary

    Educational film showing Sea Lions at London Zoo - eating, swimming, fighting etc.

  • Description

    British Instructional Films Ltd presents a Classroom Film.

    Sea Lions in a zoo enclosure jump down from a rocky ledge into a pool below. Someone off screen throws them fish and they catch them. A crowd watches them. It is presumably feeding time. Two sea lions swim in the pool. C/U of head of sea lion. One of the sea lions climbs up the terrace. The other dives into the pool. They eat more fish. One catches a fish in mid air as it is thrown in. One of the animals does a spectacular slide on to the rocks. C/U of the sea lion's flippers. The keeper (only his hand seen) tries to get the sea lion to "shake hands." Two sea lions have a bit of a fight. One sea lion walks on an island and eats a big fish then dives into the water around the island. We see it swim along from above. More shots of the sea lion swimming.

    Acknowledgements to the London Zoo.

    Note: 2 prints and 2 negs exist - check for best quality. Telecine transfer used neg.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:29:00 / 01:21:25:00

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