Bird trainer Al Harlen is seen at Flamingo Park Zoo with performing parrots.
At Flamingo Park Zoo we see bird trainer Al Harlen with parrots he has trained to do tricks. Parrots are seen putting blocks into cut-out shapes on a table top; discovering which of three beakers has a pea under it after much shuffling; putting coins into a piggy bank / money box; riding on a small bicycle along a tightrope; the birds usually get a titbit to eat after each trick. The tricks are intercut with shots of the crowd watching around the parrot enclosure.
One parrot rides along in a little red car, stopping to check under the bonnet before driving off; another ride on a tricycle; two more have a little chariot race, carrying small figures of cartoon characters Donald Duck and Quick Draw McGraw.
Note: there are cameraman's notes on file. Cuts exist - see separate record.