• Short Summary

    AN ALL-ELECTRIC FISH FEEDER IS GIVING SEALS AT LONDON ZOO MORE EXERCISE THAN THEY HAVE ENJOYED FOR YEARS.

  • Description

    1.
    LV EXT..LONDON ZOO
    0.05

    2.
    TV MECHANICAL FEEDER RUNS AROUND RIM OF POOL, SEALS JUMP FOR FISH
    0.13

    3.
    SV PAN..DITTO
    0.25

    4.
    CU PAN..KEEPER OPERATES CONTROLS
    0.31

    5.
    SV PAN..(SLOW MOTION)..SEALS JUMP AND EXTRACT FISH FROM FEEDING DEVICE
    0.50

    6.
    SV SPECTATORS
    0.53

    7.
    SV PAN..KEEPER REPLENISHES EMPTY FEEDER AND SETS IT IN MOTION, SEAL TWICE FAILS TO EXTRACT FOOD FROM FEEDER
    1.14

    8.
    SCU PAN..SEAL TAKES TWO FISHES FROM FEEDER
    1.24

    9.
    SCU SEAL SWIMS IN POOL
    1.28



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AN ALL-ELECTRIC FISH FEEDER IS GIVING SEALS AT LONDON ZOO MORE EXERCISE THAN THEY HAVE ENJOYED FOR YEARS. IT WAS DECIDED THEY WERE GETTING FAT AND LAZY FROM TOO MUCH EASY LIVING -- NOW THEY REALLY HAVE TO LEAP FOR THEIR SUPPER AS THE MACHINE CIRCLES THE POOL AT 25 MILES AN HOUR.

    THE CONTAINER IS FILLED WITH FISH, THE OPERATOR AT THE "RINGSIDE" PRESSES THE BUTTON AND THE CHASE IS ON. THIS FIGURE-REDUCING APPARATUS IS KNOWN AS A "MARK III SEAL EXERCISER" AND WAS INVENTED AND BUILT BY MR. WALLACE BALDOCK, A ZOO TECHNICIAN.

    VISITORS TO THE ZOO HAVE A MUCH BETTER VIEW OF THE SEALS THAN EVER BEFORE AS THEY DIVE FOR THEIR AIRBORNE MEAL -- SOME EAT AS MUCH AS 15 POUNDS OF FISH A DAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9YACNZ7V2XC7QVGOU8GFUE3ZQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA9YACNZ7V2XC7QVGOU8GFUE3ZQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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