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  • Short Summary

    Unedited material of zoo animals. c. 1950

  • Description

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    Dicksie, the African elephant, is let into a small bath and is given a drink from a hose by a keeper and a young boy named Jimmy Pullen. C/U of the boy directing the water into the elephant's mouth. Children are given a ride on a camel. A chimpanzee "does some washing" in a metal tub of water. Lots of people watch. He is attached to the pail by a lead. He plays with a hose pipe, getting very wet. Children laugh. Adults do too. Chimpanzee drinks from a wine bottle. He looks into the bottle to see if there is anything in it. Crowd of people outside the cage. Polar bear lies spread-eagled in an enclosure. C/U of head of an ostrich. A lion sleeps. Woman teases lion with a parasol. Giant panda enclosure (panda not seen.) Penguins walk along by the side of a pool. They then walk in the water. Penguins eat fish given to them by a keeper (only his hand seen). Unedited material.

    Note: this is possibly material for the Secrets of Nature film entitled "Springtime at the Zoo".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1801.05
    Media URN:
    71080
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1950
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:13:00 / 01:50:26:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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