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Edinburgh Zoo Animal magic - 100 years of Edinburgh zoo

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by kiang, 6 Jul 2013.

  1. kiang

    kiang Well-Known Member

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    BBC1 Scotland is showing a documentary on the 14th of July to commemorate 100 years of the Edinburgh zoo.
    I don't know if it will be shown nationally, but i am sure it will be available through the i-player.

    BBC One - Animal Magic - 100 Years of Edinburgh Zoo
     
  2. Davef68

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    Watched it last night, it was interesting but could have been much longer!!
     
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    Was there any archive film(or photos) of the famous Orangutan 'Mickey' or either of his two partners?
     
  4. Davef68

    Davef68 Well-Known Member

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    Not that I recall - a couple of stills of an orang, but not named I don't think. I have it recorded, so can check again!

    They tended to concentrate on a few key areas, so we had sections on the Penguins (Including archive of the Kings walking along Princes street), a bit about the enclosure design of the original zoo, a bit on elephants and why the zoo doesn't keep them anymore, a bit on the chimps tea party and how changing attitudes to and in zoos led to the demise of that, a bit on panda insemination (!), a bit on the Director who walked a cheetah round (and out) the zoo.