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London Zoo; Village Cricket Purkiss Family Film No.11

A trip to the zoo featuring a chimpanzees’ tea party, followed by a farm visit with dozens of baby chicks

Amateur film 1930 15 mins Silent


This film offers an extensive look at the attractions at London Zoo including lions, a chimps’ tea party and polar bears. Some young visitors get to play with lively penguins and elephants perform for the crowd. Also included is a farm trip with lots of shots of baby chickens. This is a typical home movie from the collection of Purkiss family films in the BFI National Archive.