ZOO YEAR

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Birds
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Transport
  • Animals

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored
  • Promotional

People/organisations:

  • COOPER, Henry
  • Campbell Harper Productions
  • Films of Scotland Committee

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: ZOO YEAR

Reference number: 2796

Date: 1965

Director: d. Henry Cooper

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and the Royal Scottish Zoological Society

Production company: Campbell Harper Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 20.00 mins

Description: The story of a year at the Royal Scottish Zoological Society's park in Edinburgh.

Credits: devised by G.D. Fisher, Director-Secretary of the Scottish National Zoological Park
ph. Ian Kennedy
sd. Brian Henniker
comm. s. Leonard Maguire
m. comp. & d. Martin Dalby

Shotlist: Reel 1
gvs Edinburgh Princes Street, Castle, St. Andrews Square, Arthur's Seat, and Holyrood Palace snow-covered (1.10) shots of polar bears, camels, zebras, tigers, roe deer, four-horn sheep, snow geese, flamingoes on snow-covered ground (2.35) a keeper taking a cheetah for a walk in the spring crocuses (3.15) shots of crowned cranes, geese, ducks and Australian swans (4.23) keepers taking a young African elephant for a walk round the zoo (4.48) roe deer, European wild pigs, ibis, oyster catchers, zebras, heron, and gulls (7.20) penguins on nests with young (8.26) kangaroos and sea lions watched by spectators (10.00)

Reel 2
shots of chimps' tea party watched by spectators (1.16) penguins' parade (2.27) visitors being taken by small bus up the drive to zoo (3.09) shots of lions' and tigers' enclosures, camels being taken for a walk, an elephant, giraffe eating leaves, a cheetah in a tree, snowy owls and a pigmy hippo (5.50) the children's farm with children and animals (6.26) wallabies, beavers (8.02) penguins parade along pavement outside zoo and outside the Royal Scottish Academy (9.09) ecs (9.25)