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Auckland Zoo zoo videos

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Nigel, 9 Feb 2004.

  1. Nigel

    Nigel Well-Known Member

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    Auckland zoo has had several TV series ( just called "The Zoo " ) and they have put out videos for each of those series . They basically show life in the zoo from the perspective of the animals and the keepers , with their high points , and their frustrations .
    Jay has several of their videos ( I bought for him )
    Do any Australian zoo has this medium for their PR ?

    ( Sim , can you please put this one in the new thread that you have started up , if this doesnt automatically go there ? )
     
  2. Huib

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    ABC TV filmed an 8-part series on the properties of the ZPGBV (Zoological Parks and Gardens Board of Victoria. ie: Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Zoo) back around 1998.
    http://www.abc.net.au/nature/zoo.htm
    I dont seem to be able to find any videos of the series avalable for sale... :(
    Contact them if you want any more info.
     
  3. Nigel

    Nigel Well-Known Member

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    The Auckland zoo has made videos about itself ( with the help from TV company ) They were aired as TV series , and then sold as videos . They have made 5 series so far , and one extra series which pertains to zoo babies at Auckland zoo .
    The series are quite good , as it shows the zoo as it really is , with both the joys and frustrations , and alot of behind the scenes and candid views by zookeepers .
    I buy , and send , each video series of this zoo to Jay ( Zoobeat member ) as we have actually known each other for some time before one of us discovered Zoobeat forums ) so he can tell you more about the content of interest for Australian zoofans .
    At least one of the videos show the elephants going for a walk around the zoo -- unrestrained -- sharing the pathways with people . As Sim will verify , the actual experience of seeing an elephant come come round the corner and walk towards you is one that you will not easily forget !!
     
  4. Rayles

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    Getting your hands on them

    Hi,

    For someone who used to watch The Zoo all the time, but no longer has pay-TV and who lives in Australia...how do we get our hands on these videos?

    Thanks,
    Rayles