Title and statement of responsibility area
On the spot zoo story
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- Moving images
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produced by the National Film Board of Canada
- Source of title proper: Title taken from original film leader and can.
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Statement of scale (cartographic)
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- Production date (1953) stated in film content. National Film Board of Canada website confirms 1953 as the production date of this film. Stock date on film is 1934 or 1954.
Physical description area
1 film reel (13 min., 57 sec.; 153.1 m) : acetate, positive, b&w, sound, optical ; 16 mm
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Scope and content
Item is a documentary film documenting the Stanley Park Zoo. The film contains footage of various animals at the zoo including Nanook the polar bear, penguins, Oscar the baby seal living with the penguins, seals, sea lions, monkeys, peacocks, pigeons, flamingos, and ducks. The footage of the animals is narrated by Fred Davis. Davis also interviews the curator of the zoo, Alan Best, who talks about his career, his Labrador retriever, and the challenges of diet and climate change for some of the animals at the zoo.
Condition report on file.
Running time calculated at 24 frames per second (standard for sound film).
Immediate source of acquisition
Films transferred from Park Board via Alex Downie July 2006.
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Also available as a digital file.
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Original film is not available for viewing.
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Producer: Bernard Devlin; director: Bernard Devlin; camera: Johnny Foster; editing: David Mayerovitch; host: Fred Davis.
Weak splices have been replaced. New head and tail leader have been added. Film has been wound onto a core and stored in a polypropylene container.