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  • Short Summary

    Footage of various animals at Chessington Zoo.

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    Filmed at the Surrey Zoo, Chessington, Leatherhead.

    "Two-legged, four-legged, animals or birds, they all have the same fascination for young Eve - and her parents, too!" L/S of large house at Chessington Zoo. Woman is pulled along in a cart attached to what looks like a llama. M/S of group of people horse riding with a large pelican walking along in front of them. The pelican catches a fish that is thrown to it. C/U of the sign post "To Apiary, Scenic Railway, Duck Pond, Pheasantry, Monkeys etc." Various animals are led past and presented to the camera. A llama, an elephant and ponies.

    "Rosie is just a baby - (elephant) of four years - " M/S of Rosie with a young woman sitting on her back. The girl feeds the elephant whilst sitting on its back. C/U of elephant putting food in its mouth with its trunk. "The bear cubs eat or drink anything with all the enthusiasm of their two years - " Young bear cubs on leads pull along young keepers. The bears sit at little tables drinking from babies bottles. Kind of cute! Closer shot of the bears as they drink their milk. "Plate washers aren't needed when the cubs have had their lick!" C/Us of bears licking plates. "But, the quaintest of them all is "Happy" the Pelican - whatever "Happy" does has a laugh in it!" C/Us of Pelican waddling along then being thrown fish by one of the keepers. Various shots of the bird. Keeper chases it along.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 568.

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:01:00 / 01:18:26:00
    EP 236

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