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    An item showing animals trained to perform tricks in England, America and the Soviet Union.

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    Animals trained to behave like humans and perform tricks in zoos and parks in England, America and the Soviet Union.

    Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire

    M/S on two chimps in clothes having a tea party on the lawn of a large house. Various C/Us of the chimps eating custard from bowls. M/S of a chimp playing with a camera tripod. Various shots of the chimps monkeying about - drinking from teapot spouts etc. M/S of penguins in their enclosure, pan to a monkey dressed as a keeper. A woman passes him some raw fish which he throws into the pool. C/U of penguins diving for the fish. M/S of two giraffes, pan to the same monkey riding a child's bicycle.

    M/S of a monkey looking out of a car window, pan to another chimp 'fixing' a punctured tyre. C/U of Molly Badham, animal trainer, she teaches the chimp how to remove the wheel from the car. C/U of photographer taking a picture of Molly and the monkey. C/U of a monkey's feet in boots. M/S of chimp dressed as a policeman and a chimp on a scooter, Molly instructs the policeman chimp to 'write' on a notepad.

    Marineland, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

    M/S of a small dog whizzing around a pool on a motorised surfboard. M/S of a dolphin throwing a ball into a net. Panning shot follows a sea lion balancing a baton on its nose. M/S of a dolphin jumping on the side of the pool, we hear him 'sing'. M/S of dolphins jumping. C/U of three dolphins squeezing horns with their mouths.

    Marineland, Los Angeles, United States of America.

    M/S of a dolphin jumping through a hoop of fire. M/S of a sea lion balancing on one fin. L/S of the pool, dolphins leap out of the water. M/S of a walrus leaning against the side of pool to be petted by spectators. Various L/Ss of dolphins and killer whales jumping out of the pool. Various shots of man in a diving suit feeding fish to dolphins underwater.

    Durov's Corner, Moscow, Soviet Union ( Russia ).

    M/S of a crowd of Russian children. M/S of a man teaching an elephant to beat a drum , the children watch as the elephant blows down a trumpet. C/U of a Red Army soldier and his son watching. C/U of a rabbit beating a drum with its paws. C/U of pet rats, pan to a cat sitting amongst them.

    M/S of the children watching the animals perform a play. C/U of a cat and a rat drinking from the same bowl. M/S of a racoon outside a doll's house, he raises a sign on a pulley. C/U of a monkey playing the xylophone. M/S of the racoon reading a book. M/S of a pelican turning the pages of a book with his beak. M/S of a racoon pulling water up from a well. More C/Us of the cat and the rats. M/S of the racoon washing material in a bucket. M/S of a pelican using an abacus. M/S of a sea lion banging a drum and blowing a hooter. M/S of a model space ship, we see a fox, a racoon, a badger, a monkey and a bear get in - parodying first Soviet dogs in space. The racoon brings a cart of food on board, various shots of the animals operating the controls of the ship.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    01:52:19:00 / 01:59:01:00
    CP 584

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