An item showing animals trained to perform tricks in England, America and the Soviet Union.
Animals trained to behave like humans and perform tricks in zoos and parks in England, America and the Soviet Union.
Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire
M/S on two chimps in clothes having a tea party on the lawn of a large house. Various C/Us of the chimps eating custard from bowls. M/S of a chimp playing with a camera tripod. Various shots of the chimps monkeying about - drinking from teapot spouts etc. M/S of penguins in their enclosure, pan to a monkey dressed as a keeper. A woman passes him some raw fish which he throws into the pool. C/U of penguins diving for the fish. M/S of two giraffes, pan to the same monkey riding a child's bicycle.
M/S of a monkey looking out of a car window, pan to another chimp 'fixing' a punctured tyre. C/U of Molly Badham, animal trainer, she teaches the chimp how to remove the wheel from the car. C/U of photographer taking a picture of Molly and the monkey. C/U of a monkey's feet in boots. M/S of chimp dressed as a policeman and a chimp on a scooter, Molly instructs the policeman chimp to 'write' on a notepad.
Marineland, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
M/S of a small dog whizzing around a pool on a motorised surfboard. M/S of a dolphin throwing a ball into a net. Panning shot follows a sea lion balancing a baton on its nose. M/S of a dolphin jumping on the side of the pool, we hear him 'sing'. M/S of dolphins jumping. C/U of three dolphins squeezing horns with their mouths.
Marineland, Los Angeles, United States of America.
M/S of a dolphin jumping through a hoop of fire. M/S of a sea lion balancing on one fin. L/S of the pool, dolphins leap out of the water. M/S of a walrus leaning against the side of pool to be petted by spectators. Various L/Ss of dolphins and killer whales jumping out of the pool. Various shots of man in a diving suit feeding fish to dolphins underwater.
Durov's Corner, Moscow, Soviet Union ( Russia ).
M/S of a crowd of Russian children. M/S of a man teaching an elephant to beat a drum , the children watch as the elephant blows down a trumpet. C/U of a Red Army soldier and his son watching. C/U of a rabbit beating a drum with its paws. C/U of pet rats, pan to a cat sitting amongst them.
M/S of the children watching the animals perform a play. C/U of a cat and a rat drinking from the same bowl. M/S of a racoon outside a doll's house, he raises a sign on a pulley. C/U of a monkey playing the xylophone. M/S of the racoon reading a book. M/S of a pelican turning the pages of a book with his beak. M/S of a racoon pulling water up from a well. More C/Us of the cat and the rats. M/S of the racoon washing material in a bucket. M/S of a pelican using an abacus. M/S of a sea lion banging a drum and blowing a hooter. M/S of a model space ship, we see a fox, a racoon, a badger, a monkey and a bear get in - parodying first Soviet dogs in space. The racoon brings a cart of food on board, various shots of the animals operating the controls of the ship.