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Animals on Film

"Never work with animals or children," runs the old film industry saw. But British filmmakers have proven adept at both - and especially animals.

Britain's wildlife filmmakers have long been the envy of the world - well before the era of Sir David Attenborough. Back in the 1910s, 20s and 30s, resourceful, dogged and sometimes eccentric pioneers were exploring the borderlands of film and science.

Others, meanwhile, were drawn to animals as a subject for much the same reasons as their audiences: the eternal appeal of soft fur and tender paws, of exotic plumage or fearsome claws. Whatever your own favourites, this menagerie has something for you.

WARNING: A few films in this collection show practices that may upset some viewers, including what would now be widely considered animal cruelty. We've flagged potentially sensitive content with an on-screen warning and / or a note in the text where appropriate.

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View Wisdom of the Wild
Wisdom of the Wild
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Wisdom of the Wild 1940

Fun mixture of natural history and wartime public information.

10 mins United Kingdom Director. Mary Field

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Dog Years
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Dog Years 2004 Not Rated

Sweet and funny short about a potty-mouthed dog who loves his owner

3 mins United Kingdom Director. Richard Penfold, Sam Hearn

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Beetle Racing
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Beetle Racing 1959

Six legged competitors take to the starting blocks as a Midlands pub brings the sport of beetle racing to the world.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Alligator on Lizard
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Alligator on Lizard 1971

Daisy the pet alligator living on the Lizard in Cornwall

5 mins United Kingdom

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Anoop and the Elephant
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Anoop and the Elephant 1972

Fun-packed comedy for kids, in which a boy befriends a baby elephant – then teams up with his friends to stop it being sold

55 mins United Kingdom Director. David Eady

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Open Your Eyes
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Open Your Eyes 1967

Should you look hard enough, you’ll be amazed at the antics that creatures get up to, says Dorothy Maxey, amateur filmmaker and naturalist.

13 mins United Kingdom

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The Living Rainbow 1976

Critters and blossoms of all colours, in Norfolk, captured on Super 8 colour Kodachrome by amateur filmmaker and naturalist Dorothy Maxey.

26 mins United Kingdom

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Moorlands
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Moorlands 1962

A rather different view of the world, as seen through the eyes of a poodle, as “Mimi” is taken for a walk by two ladies in their summer dresses.

5 mins United Kingdom

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Everywhere is a Wildlife Park
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Everywhere is a Wildlife Park 1970

No need to queue, and nothing to pay. All you need is a good pair of eyes ... because ‘everywhere is a wildlife park’.

22 mins United Kingdom

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Tower Circus Elephants Bathing and Stanley Park
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Tower Circus Elephants Bathing and Stanley Park 1930

It's nice to be beside the seaside, particularly if you're an elephant - meet some unusual visitors to Blackpool beach.

9 mins United Kingdom

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Whale in the Tamar 1965

Whale stranded on the banks of the Tamar

United Kingdom

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Pond Life
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Pond Life 1934

There's a whole world in a drop of water - take a closer look through a microscope.

13 mins United Kingdom

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Almost Human
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Almost Human 1943

Possibly the cutest and quirkiest road safety film you are ever likely to watch, featuring a purely canine cast and a grocery shopping trip.

3 mins United Kingdom

View Kingsbridge Bird and Rabbit Show
Kingsbridge Bird and Rabbit Show
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Kingsbridge Bird and Rabbit Show 1963

Bird fanciers and rabbit lovers unite to celebrate feather and fur

1 mins United Kingdom

View Peacocks and Tragopans
Peacocks and Tragopans
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Peacocks and Tragopans 1970

Norfolk’s Ornamental Pheasant Trust are devoted to preserving and breeding the world’s rarest and most beautiful pheasants.

10 mins United Kingdom

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The Romance of the Swan
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The Romance of the Swan 1933

An affectionate record of the nesting period of a female swan. Winner of the 'Home Movies' magazine amateur filmmaking competition, 1933.

18 mins United Kingdom

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Parsons' Pets
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Parsons' Pets 1930

A plethora of pets and their owners, the Parsons

9 mins United Kingdom

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Pheasants to Formosa 1967 Not Rated

Documentary about the work of The Pheasant Trust in Norfolk, and an investigation into Taiwanese practices to provide Chinese medicine.

30 mins United Kingdom

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Monkey Mischief at Whipsnade
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Monkey Mischief at Whipsnade 1930

A spot of mischief on Chimpanzee Island attracts a large crowd at Whipsnade Wild Animal Park in this home movie footage captured in the 1930s.

15 mins United Kingdom

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Roaming Wallabies at Whipsnade
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Roaming Wallabies at Whipsnade 1930

Dunstable Downs is not the usual habitat for roaming wallabies, unless, of course, you’re visiting Whipsnade Wild Animal Park in the 1930s.

19 mins United Kingdom

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Chimps Tea Party at Whipsnade
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Chimps Tea Party at Whipsnade 1930

Chimps take afternoon tea in this home movie, also featuring mammals, birds, and reptiles from all continents, resident at Whipsnade Zoo.

20 mins United Kingdom

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Just Call me Bubbles
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Just Call me Bubbles 1967

The Polgooth Inn St Austell has some unusual customers

4 mins United Kingdom

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Horse Transport
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Horse Transport 1975

With petrol prices up and pollution levels rising, is it time to leave the car in the garage, forget the bus and instead rely on a different type of horse-power?

4 mins United Kingdom

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Horses 1949

A chestnut mare and her frisky foal frolic about a paddock while there's an outbreak of tweed at a local 'cross-country' event

2 mins United Kingdom

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Bungay May Horse Fair
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Bungay May Horse Fair 1976

A unique two-day event in rural Suffolk, an opportunity for locals and countercultural types to return to rural community living.

4 mins United Kingdom

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Foal's First Footsteps
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Foal's First Footsteps 1935

This tender little film shows a new born foal exploring the world around it while its mother looks on

6 mins United Kingdom

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This Horsey Business
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This Horsey Business 1975

Everything you ever wanted to know about the equestrian set - but were afraid to ask - is explained in this fascinating short film

10 mins United Kingdom

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Eileen and her show horse 1930

Eileen and her show horse take to the ring as sidesaddle falls out of favour

United Kingdom

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Tofield: Racing
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Tofield: Racing 1936

Spring in Derbyshire sees the High Peak Harriers take to the turf for racing at Flagg Moor.

3 mins United Kingdom

View Turkey and her Poults
Turkey and her Poults
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Turkey and her Poults 1945

Mrs Turkey goes on the warpath when her newly-hatched poults are threatened by the farmer and his dog

2 mins United Kingdom

View Lena Partridge At the Livery
Lena Partridge At the Livery
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Lena Partridge At the Livery 1960

Join the girls and the boys, both young and old, of the equine set as they hunt with hounds, trot about gardens and attend gymkhanas

10 mins United Kingdom

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Pheasant - from egg to larder
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Pheasant - from egg to larder 1929

The stages of a pheasant's short life are shown in this fascinating film - from being an egg to its violent end on someone's dinner plate

17 mins United Kingdom

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Bentley Wildfowl
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Bentley Wildfowl 1968

A variety of wildfowl from across the world feature in this film of the Bentley Wildfowl Collection

5 mins United Kingdom

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Pet Crow
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Pet Crow

A pet crow responds to its owner

2 mins United Kingdom

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Pigeon Fancier
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Pigeon Fancier 1967

A pigeon fancier from Plymouth talks about his sport

2 mins United Kingdom

View The Solihull Rat Club
The Solihull Rat Club
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The Solihull Rat Club 1938 Not Rated

The bodies soon pile up when the lads of the Solihull Rat Club let their dogs loose on the town's infestation.

7 mins United Kingdom

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Lloyd George with Dogs and Book
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Lloyd George with Dogs and Book 1929

A summer's day, dogs and a book and the attention of a newsreel cameraman – what more could David Lloyd George (British prime minister 1916-22) possibly want?

2 mins England

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Charity Ferret Walk
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Charity Ferret Walk 1972

Has raising money 'for old people' ever been more uncomfortable? Nicky Roberts plans to walk 13 miles with two ferrets down his trousers. He's surely risking more than a few nips!

4 mins United Kingdom

View A Day at the Races - Bangalore
A Day at the Races - Bangalore
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A Day at the Races - Bangalore 1929

A day at the races is not much fun if your mount is insisting on behaving like a crab! Karolie Kathleen Buckley (nee Kemmis) does her best in the Ladies Race but it's not enough to win.

7 mins Wales

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A Day at the Zoo
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A Day at the Zoo 1950

Polar bears and big cats far from their natural habitat try to make the most of life in a West Midlands zoo.

10 mins United Kingdom

View Who Killed the Bears?
Who Killed the Bears?
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Who Killed the Bears? 1964

24 April 1889 - a crime is committed against two animals and the repercussions reverberate into the next century.

4 mins United Kingdom

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It’s the Circus Parts 1 & 2, Olympia
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It’s the Circus Parts 1 & 2, Olympia 1955

Bears, tigers and elephants perform for the crowds in this compelling colour footage from the Christmas circus at Olympia

14 mins United Kingdom

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Mills Chimps, Olympia
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Mills Chimps, Olympia 1954

Chimpanzees from one of London’s best-known circuses clown around for the Christmas audience at Kensington Olympia.

7 mins United Kingdom

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Stars in a Ring, Olympia
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Stars in a Ring, Olympia 1935

Illuminated carriages, exotic acrobats and boxing clowns all feature in this extended film of highlights from the Bertram Mills Circus at Olympia.

14 mins United Kingdom

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Bertram Mills Circus, Olympia
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Bertram Mills Circus, Olympia 1935

Elephants, acrobats, clowns and cowboys all feature in this highlights reel from the annual Bertram Mills Circus at Olympia.

4 mins United Kingdom

View The Circus is Back, Olympia
The Circus is Back, Olympia
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The Circus is Back, Olympia 1959

Swoon at the costumes, laugh at the clowns and wonder at the elephants as the cast of the Bertram Mills Circus enter the ring for another stellar performance.

5 mins United Kingdom

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Lobsters
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Lobsters 1936

Follow the life cycle of the king of crustaceans in this quirky documentary by Bauhaus artist László Moholy-Nagy.

17 mins United Kingdom

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The Fly
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The Fly 1926

Wage war on the disease-spreading fly with this forthright public information film

8 mins United Kingdom

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Winged Workers
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Winged Workers 1949

An extraordinary film made by amateurs showing a wide variety of species of bees in close up feeding from an equally wide variety of flowers.

6 mins United Kingdom

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The Sheep Stealer
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The Sheep Stealer 1908

Stealing a sheep is not as easy as it might seem! They are hefty, unwieldy beasts as the desperate father with starving family discovers in this William Haggar production.

8 mins England

View Studies in Animal Motion
Studies in Animal Motion
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Studies in Animal Motion 1922

Captivating slow-motion and quadrupeds aplenty in this fascinating look at animal movement

8 mins United Kingdom

View Pond Life
Pond Life
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Pond Life 1935

All looks peaceful on the surface of this pond - but the depths below contain some fearsome creatures - though you need a microscope to see them

5 mins United Kingdom

View Pupils at Chester Zoo 1969
Pupils at Chester Zoo 1969
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Pupils at Chester Zoo 1969 1969

Don't climb into the bear pit, children! All the fun of the zoo, as Liverpool pupils visit the wildlife of Chester.

4 mins United Kingdom

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Fire Fighting Wolf Hounds
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Fire Fighting Wolf Hounds 1926

Bravura performance from some German Shepherds, who leap over high walls and through burning barriers at this demonstration in Roehampton.

1 mins United Kingdom

View Crufts 1962
Crufts 1962
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Crufts 1962 1962

Heads up, tails up, ears brushed? Furry frolics from London's Olympia, and a starring role for man's best friend.

10 mins United Kingdom

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Sparta the Dog 1957 Not Rated

An affectionate record of a family pet, Sparta the Springer Spaniel who leads a full and active life, but with plenty of cuddles from her family.

22 mins United Kingdom

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Dog Show Classes
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Dog Show Classes 1932

Now don't laugh! A dog show is a serious matter for these young owners and their pets.

4 mins United Kingdom

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Mr. Drake's Duck 1951

The Drakes' dream of making an old Sussex farm successful comes to a halt after one of their ducks lays a radioactive egg

85 mins USA Director. Val Guest

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Chester Zoo 1952
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Chester Zoo 1952 1952

An old-fashioned family day out at the zoo, but is it fun for all?

7 mins United Kingdom

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Who's Zoo at Belle Vue
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Who's Zoo at Belle Vue 1948

Meet Larry the Llama and Joey the Boxing Chimp from Belle Vue Zoo. But what is The Clutching Hand? Find out more...

16 mins United Kingdom

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The Burial of Jackdaw 1920

Earth to earth, ashes to ashes - children from a Cumbrian family organise a dignified end for a small creature.

United Kingdom

View Blackpool Outdoor Dog Show 1960
Blackpool Outdoor Dog Show 1960
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Blackpool Outdoor Dog Show 1960 1960

Have a doggy treat - and meet some very well groomed visitors to Blackpool.

12 mins United Kingdom

View The Taming of the Elephant
The Taming of the Elephant
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The Taming of the Elephant 1929

A ‘Khedda' – the practice (now banned) of trapping and taming wild elephants using already tamed elephants – is here recorded in detail by the fascinated film-maker.

20 mins Wales

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Nursery Island 1936

The birdlife of Northumberland's Farne Islands comes under the spotlight in this pioneering documentary from the Secrets of Life nature series.

17 mins United Kingdom Director. Mary Field

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Once We Were Four
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Once We Were Four 1942

Innocent bunnies face an onslaught of badgers, bombs and birds of prey in this black comedy masquerading as a nature film.

9 mins United Kingdom Director. Mary Field

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Market Town
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Market Town 1942

Rise and shine! Newark market calls with a seductive array of produce.

11 mins United Kingdom Director. Mary Field

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Horses at Ascot, Winter Quarters, Ascot
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Horses at Ascot, Winter Quarters, Ascot 1939

Colour footage from the Bertram Mills Circus’ winter base in Ascot showing training for the Christmas show at Olympia.

12 mins United Kingdom

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"Around and About" 1949 1949

A summer of shows – Rumney Horse Show Society's Show, Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Show, Usk Farmers' Club Show – and a visit to Bristol Zoo where children ride on an elephant.

25 mins Wales

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Whipsnade Zoological Park 1936

The Cox family, from Warwickshire, visit Whipsnade Zoo where they commune with a parrot. Once home, their beloved dog, Smut, is given a bath in the garden.

3 mins England

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Barnstaple's Pet Puma 1976

The Beast of Bodmin - A pet puma takes its owner for a walk in Barnstaple, Devon

United Kingdom

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Lost Mother April 1925
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Lost Mother April 1925 1925

A dog does what dogs do in this drama created by the 6th Marquis of Anglesey, featuring a lost mother, two frightened daughters and a faithful, if slobbering, hound.

5 mins Wales

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To the Rescue 1952

An eccentric dog-loving grocer leads the chase to reclaim a stolen pedigree poodle in this madcap canine comedy

21 mins United Kingdom Director. Jacques Brunius

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Fricker's Trained Alsatians
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Fricker's Trained Alsatians 1945

An intriguing look at the training of police dogs, climbing up ladders blindfolded and rescuing documents from wounded soldiers.

14 mins United Kingdom

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Juno Helps Out
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Juno Helps Out 1953

Helpful and humongous Great Dane Juno helps out with housework, does some shopping and chomps cream cake in this cheerful kids' film

19 mins United Kingdom Director. William C. Hammond

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Sheep Dog
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Sheep Dog 1939 Not Rated

The Ocean Coal Co. employed not just miners but also shepherds, as evidenced here. Tom Jones of Treorchy protects the company's assets above ground with care and great skill.

15 mins England

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Fish Conservation
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Fish Conservation 1964

Watch these men in wellies and waders as they attempt to remove five-thousand bream from a small lake in Sussex - in a single day!

11 mins United Kingdom

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Turners Hill Outing 1975

Members of the Complete Angler Fishing Club of Eastbourne enjoy some angling action on a lake at Turner's Hill near Crawley

21 mins United Kingdom

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Rover Makes Good
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Rover Makes Good 1952

A rascally sheepdog redeems himself when he goes to the rescue of two children trapped in an old Cornish tin mine

16 mins United Kingdom Director. John Dooley

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A Journal of the Outdoors No. 11 1953

Wildfowl and wallabies in the wild, exotic animals in the office

16 mins United Kingdom Director. Leon Clore, Grahame Tharp, John Taylor

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Animal Crackers
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Animal Crackers 1975

The British are crazy about their animals: Molly drinks tea with her chimps, Sylvia dyes her tiny poodle pink and Malcolm sings to his pigs.

24 mins United Kingdom

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Three Dogs in a Boat
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Three Dogs in a Boat 1930

Sink or swim as Rub and his chums are set adrift

2 mins United Kingdom

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Billy Smart’s Circus
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Billy Smart’s Circus 1950

Brighton's crowds thrill to the sight of Billy Smart's Circus parading through their town in this film from the 1950s

2 mins United Kingdom

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Home for Ned
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Home for Ned 1970

Enjoy this heartwarming film about neglected horses, ponies and donkeys being re-habilitated at 'Cherry Tree Farm' in leafy Surrey

7 mins United Kingdom

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Do you remember?
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Do you remember? 1950

Cowboys, Carnivals and Mayors on the slide appear alongside the most beserk and hilarious donkey race you'll ever see in Sussex

17 mins United Kingdom

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Outing to Longleat Wildlife Park
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Outing to Longleat Wildlife Park 1972

Enjoy a day-trip 70s style as we join the Mitchell family on their big game safari at Longleat - with lions, baboons and giraffes doing the splits

9 mins United Kingdom

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Abbotsbury Swannery 1983

Mute swans at the Abbotsbury Swannery have something to say

7 mins United Kingdom

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The Princess and the Pirate 1983

The successful return of Peregrines to the North Cornish coast

25 mins United Kingdom

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Elephants in Plymouth
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Elephants in Plymouth 1963

Indian Elephants descend at Friary Train Station and walk the streets of Plymouth

1 mins United Kingdom

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The Animal World
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The Animal World 1935

See a baby owl learning to fly, as an amateur filmmaker introduces us to some of his animal and avian acquaintances.

6 mins United Kingdom

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Ginger Tom
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Ginger Tom 1950

Oh to be Ginger Tom the cat and while away the hours!

1 mins United Kingdom

View I Guinea Pig
I Guinea Pig
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I Guinea Pig 1983

The do’s and don’ts of pet care explained by a cute cartoon guinea pig created by celebrated British animator Sheila Graber.

5 mins United Kingdom

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I Dog
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I Dog 1983

Meet a puppy dog in a “warm, hairy world” who would like you to cater for his every need.

5 mins United Kingdom

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I Pony
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I Pony 1983

A gallop through the do’s and don’ts of pet care narrated by a plump pony with personality.

5 mins United Kingdom

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The Magic Box
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The Magic Box 1965

A young girl takes on the Desmond Morris (or perhaps Johnny Morris) role for this enchanting film of a family birdwatching in their back garden.

5 mins United Kingdom

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Feeding Time at the Zoo
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Feeding Time at the Zoo 1957

Here's a good way to work up an appetite - a boy goes out and about at the zoo.

11 mins United Kingdom

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Mingo & Jerry, Thea and Jerry
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Mingo & Jerry, Thea and Jerry 1931

Mingo, Jerry and Thea: names of the dogs or people seen? Either way, they will be connected, for sure, with Isla Johnston of Bryn Mêl, Glyngarth, Anglesey, who shot the footage.

1 mins Wales

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A Year and a Day 1954

The metamorphosis of the eating machine which is the caterpillar, into an Emperor Moth, revealed in all its detail and presented in 15 minutes.

13 mins United Kingdom

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Pigeons 1985

Mucking out the loft, the serious business of setting the racing clocks, the anxious wait for the pigeons return home, and finally, a beer.

24 mins United Kingdom

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Hot Dogs 1970

The quirks of a whippet race, with novices in winklepickers learning from the old hands, all fully elucidated in broad West Yorkshire dialect.

United Kingdom

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£100 Reward
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£100 Reward 1908

A spirited crime-busting yarn for dog lovers everywhere, as man's best friend proves his worth

7 mins United Kingdom Director. James Williamson

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Sally the Sparrow
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Sally the Sparrow 1945

Explore London Zoo with one of its greediest residents, Sally the sparrow.

3 mins United Kingdom

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Wild Birds in Their Haunts
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Wild Birds in Their Haunts 1909

Close-ups of wild birds in their natural habitat to inspire wonder in cinema audiences worldwide

5 mins United Kingdom

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Pwtan the Kitten
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Pwtan the Kitten 1960

Gardener’s nightmare: a kitten at large in a flower bed!

1 mins Wales

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Horse Tale
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Horse Tale 1960

William Lloyd Ellis of Pwllheli celebrates daughter Fiona’s love of horses in this compilation showing her on seaside ponies and trekking.

2 mins Wales

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Two White Rabbits 1929

The two children seen here could not have been happier if their two, newly-acquired white rabbits had been pulled out of a hat!

Wales

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Beautiful Budgie 1955

Reflective items in the home spark the interest of a budgerigar.

2 mins Wales

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Plas Newydd, Anglesey
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Plas Newydd, Anglesey 1924

Three loyal labradors - Brandy, Biscuit and Bran – are solid members of the dog fraternity that is part of life at ‘Plas Newydd’.

10 mins Wales

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Dumb Sagacity
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Dumb Sagacity 1907

Delightful rescue yarn with a smart dog and horse working together to save a young girl from drowning in Bognor.

8 mins United Kingdom Director. Lewin Fitzhamon

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Forest Pony 1972

Short kids' adventure about Bonny, a wild New Forest pony, and some dodgy horse thieves.

23 mins United Kingdom

View The Life of the Honey Bee
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The Life of the Honey Bee 1911

Pioneering nature film by John Charles Mason - a man so enthusiastic about bees that he changed his name to JC Bee-Mason.

9 mins United Kingdom Director. J.C. Bee-mason

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A Cat Is a Cat
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A Cat Is a Cat 1971

…and that is that. A playful animated meditation on our feline friends with some beautiful artwork.

9 mins United Kingdom Director. Vera Linnecar

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Blackfaced Sheep 1946

How to sew a brat onto a ewe hogg, and everything else you wanted to know about sheep farming in the Highlands

25 mins United Kingdom

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On Closer Inspection
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On Closer Inspection 1953

"Without leaving his own garden, a man may know the world" - an abstract study of the wildlife found in every garden.

20 mins United Kingdom Director. Joan Foldes, Peter Foldes

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The Otter 1912

Pioneering early nature film with scenes of an otter swimming underwater

United Kingdom

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Private Life of the Gannets
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Private Life of the Gannets 1934

The marginal lives of a breeding colony of gannets on the isolated Pembrokeshire island of Grassholm

14 mins United Kingdom

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Wildlife in London
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Wildlife in London 1961

The beginning of a ground-breaking, award-winning documentary series that would lead the way in wildlife photography.

30 mins United Kingdom

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