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The Animal World

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

Amateur film 1935 6 mins Silent

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In this delightful pictorial record, amateur filmmaker Reginald Rigby takes a close look at the animal world. From a wobbly young owl discovering how its wings work to elephants from Bertram Mills Circus enjoying welcome free time in the fresh air; from an extremely enthusiastic lamb to some decidedly unimpressed cattle, this film casts a humorous eye upon aspects of animal and avian behaviour.