A wolf pack, baby brown bears, and the iconic hillside chalk figure - the Whipsnade White Lion, all feature in this home movie captured on a day trip to Whipsnade Wild Animal Park circa 1933. Situated within the Chilterns, Whipsnade is surrounded by the arresting landscape of the Dunstable Downs, the subject of the film’s beginning. There follows the mammals, birds, and reptiles captive at the zoo including wandering wallabies, and playful polar bears splashing in water.
The East Anglian Film Archive, the first and largest Regional Film Archive in England, was established in 1976. Since 1984, EAFA has been owned and operated by the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UEA), to support research and work to preserve our moving image heritage. More than 250 hours are freely available online as examples of the wide range of film which attracts interest the world over.