• Short Summary

    Silly film showing the movements of animals edited to music.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Secrets of Nature - Playtime at the Zoo".

    A Pro Patria presentation produced by British Instructional Films Ltd.

    Two birds with open beaks make a lot of noise - laughing jacquards (?). Shot of a horn billed toucan (?) jumping around on his perch put to music.

    Prairie marmots going in and out of their burrows. Otters jumping in and out of water to music. A lioness munches on a straw shopping bag then two lion cubs play, biting each other and generally pawing each other. Sea lions swim in their pool, their movements are edited to music. A honey bear digs a hole very close to the bars of its enclosure.

    Penguins walking and swimming, getting in and out of their pool. C/Us of a large penguin walking. Polar bears play with a ball in their pool. A wolf cub tries to dig under his fence. Voice over suggests he is doing it to get into the seal's enclosure because he has no-one to play with Various shots of young seal climbing out of pool. C/U of the wolf rolling on the ground.

    The sound on this print is poor.

    Note: funny or silly depending on your point of view!

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:40:00 / 01:19:36:00

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