• Short Summary

    Educational film showing various animals at the zoo.

  • Description

    Pro Patria presentation. Produced by British Instructional Films Ltd.

    Film describing what goes on at the zoo in the springtime - animals changing their coats, growing antlers and chasing after the opposite sex. Love birds (?) perched on branches. Large bear. Mountain Goat. Penguins. Fenwick (?) foxes. "Peter the Cheetah" lies on some straw. Small monkeys in a cage. Sam and Lizzie - two polar bears - laze around in their enclosure. A musk (?) ox and his wife run around. Buffaloes eat from the ground. Reindeer-like creature - its antlers are growing. Python sheds its skin. We see the skin being pulled off as the snake moves across a piece of wood. Baboons. Tree kangaroo "has a manicure". Black swan cygnets "wear the latest woollies." Baby sea lion has a "shiny tight fitting bathing suit." A family of yaks. Camels - baby one tries to bite the shiny buttons off the keepers uniform. Young puma seen in C/U. Lion cub pads around its cage. Peacock displays its tail features to pea hen and camera. "Amhurst?" pheasant performs a courting ritual. Cranes display their plumage - slow motion photography. Baby chimpanzees play with hats and a piece of paper. One love bird sitting alone on a branch.

    Note: German and French tracks exist.

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    Film ID:
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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:25:00 / 01:29:50:00

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