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  • Short Summary

    Hippos in a zoo being fed and having teeth cleaned.

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    "Father weighs about three tons - and a grunt."

    Door of a zoo enclosure being opened and a hippo walking out into its pen. M/S of the hippo sliding down a slope into the pen. Hippo runs around its enclosure chased by a zoo keeper. "Pa has one secret sorrow - he can't get a whole meal into his mouth at once." C/U of hippo with its huge jaws opened, keeper stands beside him. Keeper throws in large piece of meat, then some greens, then some bread.

    "Like a good boy, he takes care of his teeth." Keeper brushes his teeth with a large broom, water is sprayed into his mouth. Hippo seems to like it. "Now for Ma - and little Bill." Female and baby hippo are seen. Keeper hand feeds them. "More personal hygiene - and nothing to eat until tomorrow." High angle shot of ma and baby hippo in a bath.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 514.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:43:00 / 01:03:31:00
    EP 209

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