SCOTTISH NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Animals
  • Architecture and buildings
  • Birds
  • Emotions, attitudes and behaviour
  • Environment, the
  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: SCOTTISH NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK

Reference number: 1688

Date: 1931 / 1932

Director: [filmed by D.G. Russell]

Sponsor: Scottish National Zoo

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.38 mins

Description: Made for screening at an international zoological meeting in Paris, the film shows the work of the Scottish National Zoological Park, highlighting its naturalistic methods of exhibition.

Shotlist: Credits (0.03); The Scottish National Zoological Park. In Scotia's proud capital. Shots of traffic at West End and in Princes Street, Edinburgh (0.13); Entrance to the zoo (0.14); This "zoo", opened in 1913, was a pioneer in naturalistic methods of exhibition. General views of the various animals in their respective enclosures, including Sea lions and gannets, otters, polar bears, apes big cats and penguins (9.44); The Chimpanzees' Tea Party (with the girl from the tobacco kiosk). (11.34); The End (11.38)