Various animals in London Zoo are recorded so that the audio recordings can be used to teach schoolchildren about the animal world.
**Original commentary overlaid throughout SOT**
Close shots of various animals including cockatoo at microphone, pelican squawking, chimpanzees fighting over microphone and zookeeper attempting to record lion's roar / General views of sea lion pond and recording van (caravan) behind / Close shot of sea lion barking / Keeper throwing fish into pool for sea lion as talks to him SOT / Soundman in caravan tells keeper that was OK SOT PAN to Julian Huxley (then Secretary of the Zoological Society of London) / Huxley talking about reasons behind audio recording project SOT / Good shots of sound engineer cleaning vinyl record plates on sound recording equipment (Chrome Steel Matrix) then putting the matrix into the printing machine / Good shots of sound engineer printing out records of animal noises on card including records on card and records being placed in sleeves / General view of classroom (teacher wearing academic gown) with boys listening to record SOT / General view of young boy pupils in striped blazers sitting at desks incudng one boy closng up his record sleeve / General view of boy at home sneakily putting record on radiogram (not seen) / Father asleep in armchair with newspaper on lap as woken by animal noise (growling lions) and shouts 'What the Dickens?' SOT / Close shot of angry face of father.
Background: Various animals in London Zoo are recorded so that the audio recordings can be used to teach schoolchildren about the animal world.
Animals - in Captivity; Education and Training; Great Britain