• Short Summary

    A cute story about a baby sea lion being weighed and measured at Chessington Zoo.

  • Description

    Chessington Zoo, Surrey.

    M/S of a group of people looking at something off screen. M/S of two men reaching into a crate, one of them is Ernst Engler the head keeper at the zoo; behind them is a large weighing scale. Ernst picks up a baby sea lion, she is called Elizabeth. M/S of him carrying Elizabeth to a small box and putting her in. M/S of Elizabeth in the box, Ernst is stroking her. C/U of Elizabeth's head as she looks round.

    C/U of a smiling little girl in the crowd, her name is Wendy Snazle. There are other children and adults behind her. M/S of Elizabeth in her box with three men holding and measuring her with a tape measure. C/U as they measure her head, she tries to bite the tape measure. C/U of Ernst speaking to someone off screen. C/U of a young woman, Wendy Ruston who is stood holding a clipboard noting the measurements. C/U of Elizabeth and the tape measure. C/U of Ernst Wendy the measurements. C/U of Wendy's face. C/U of her clipboard, on the top it says 'Record Sheet Elizabeth', She writes some details down on it.

    M/S of Ernst taking Elizabeth out of her box and putting her back in the crate. C/U of a little blonde boy who is watching the scene. M/S as two men carry the crate across and Ernst lifts Elizabeth out and puts her on some rocks by a lake. M/S of a blonde lady in the crowd with a camera taking a picture of the scene. M/S of Elizabeth being reunited with her mother. M/S of Elizabeth on the rocks and her mother in the water, she catches a fish in her mouth.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:17:00 / 01:21:28:00
    CP 139

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