• Short Summary

    Animals at London Zoo are sprayed with oil to protect them from frost.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Zoo. Jumbo's Well Oiled".

    London Zoo.

    LV The head elephant keeper Bill Compton spraying big elephant with vegetable oil to protect it from frost. SV ditto. As the elephant lifts it's head to be sprayed on the neck. LV ditto. SV The keeper spraying the elephant's ear. CU As the elephant tries to suck the oil off of it's ear.

    SV Car being filled with anti-freeze.

    SV As Bill Compton starts to spray young elephant with oil. CU Bill Compton. Pan to Elephant being sprayed. CU As the elephant tries to suck oil off it's ear. SV Bill Compton pushes the elephant's head up to spray under neck. CU As he pushes elephant's head up by it's tusk. SV The elephant bows to the keeper as he is being sprayed.

    LV Dave Ball head keeper, of Reptile House pours oil onto shell of Reg the giant tortoise. CU ditto. As he rubs the oil over the shell with rag. CU Dave Ball polishing. CU The tortoise as it's shell is rubbed in oil.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:43:00 / 01:25:05:00

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