• Short Summary

    ONE OF THE MANY CHIMPANZEES AT LONDON ZOO GAVE A DEMONSTRATION OF HER SKILL AS A SAFE-BREAKER, SEPT 30, TO A CROWD OF ADMIRING JOURNALISTS AND CHILDREN.

  • Description

    1.
    LV CHIMPS IN CAGE.
    0.05

    2.
    SV KEEPER TAKING FIFI OUT OF CAGE.
    0.08

    3.
    TV SAFE.
    0.12

    4.
    CU TILT UP... SHOWING 7 DIFFERENT TYPES OF LOCKS.
    0.20

    5.
    CU KEEPER CARRYING FIFI - TOWARDS SAFE.
    0.24

    6.
    CU "FIFI" TURNS DIFFERENT LOCKS.
    0.32

    7.
    CU OPENS SAFE - LETS ANOTHER CHIMP OUT.
    0.39

    8.
    CU ANOTHER CHIMP IN CAGE WATCHES.
    0.43

    9.
    SV CHIMP BALANCES ON BALL.
    0.47

    10.
    CU PAN... CHILDREN WATCH.
    0.50

    11.
    SV CHIMP FITS SHAPED WOODEN PATTERNS INTO CORRECT PLACE.
    0.56

    12.
    SV CHILDREN WATCH.
    0.58

    13.
    CU CHIMP FITS CIRCULAR FATTERI, THEN SQUARE PATTERN INTO CORRECT PLACES.
    1.14

    14.
    CU ANOTHER PATTERN FITTED INTO CORRECT PLACE.
    1.20

    15.
    CU CHILDREN WATCH.
    1.22

    16.
    LV CHIMP SPINS.
    1.29



    Initials IM/V/JH/LW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ONE OF THE MANY CHIMPANZEES AT LONDON ZOO GAVE A DEMONSTRATION OF HER SKILL AS A SAFE-BREAKER, SEPT 30, TO A CROWD OF ADMIRING JOURNALISTS AND CHILDREN. TAUGHT BY HER KEEPER, HARRY DEAN, FIFI THE CHIMPANZEE CAN CRACK A SAFE WITH SEVEN LOCKS, BOLTS AND CATCHES.

    USUALLY SHE WILL ONLY OPEN THE SAFE IF THERE IS FOOD INSIDE BUT FOR THE PRESS SHOW FIFI RESCUED ONE OF HER CHIMP FRIENDS. ALTHOUGH FIFI CAN OPEN THE SAFE IN ABOUT TWELVE SECONDS THIS TIMES SHE WAS NOT FAST ENOUGH, BY THE TIME SHE HAD OPENED THE SAFE DOOR THE CHIMP INSIDE HAD EATEN ALL THE GRAPES.

    MOST OF THE CHILDREN WHO VISIT THE ZOO HEAD STRAIGHT FOR THE MONKEY HOUSE WHERE THEY WATCH THE ANTICS THE CHIMPANZEES FOR HOURS. ALTHOUGH NONE OF THEM HAS MASTERED FIFI'S SKILL AS A SAFE-BREAKER, THE ALL HAVE A NUMBER OF CLEVER TRICKS TO HOLD THE ATTENTION OF THEIR YOUNG VISITORS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC8B5RFA9W11DU8PFOAG2HWJ37
    Media URN:
    VLVAC8B5RFA9W11DU8PFOAG2HWJ37
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1961
    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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