Zoo babies: observing things about us

United States, 1955

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Designed to teach young children to observe more carefully the things about them. This film compares the habits and physical characteristics of various baby animals at the zoo. Animals studied include monkeys, gnus, lions, peacocks, alligators and bears.

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Coronet Instructional Films



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United States
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Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Animal behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Animal ecology

Animals & Wildlife → Animal films

Animals & Wildlife → Animals - Adaptation

Animals & Wildlife → Animals - Infancy

Animals & Wildlife → Captive wild animals

Animals & Wildlife → Children and animals

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history


Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Education of children

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Education of children

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children and animals

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Education of children

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




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16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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