Tigers, London Zoological Gardens

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Tigers, London Zoological Gardens

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Screenshot from the film
Directed by Alexandre Promio
Produced by Auguste and Louis Lumière
Release date
  • 1896 (1896)
Country France
Language Silent

Tigers, London Zoological Gardens (French : Tigres, Jardin zoologique, Londres) is a 1896 French short black-and-white silent actuality film, produced by Auguste and Louis Lumière and directed by Alexandre Promio, featuring two tigers reaching through the bars of its enclosure at London Zoological Gardens to get at the meat offered on a stick by their keeper. The film was part of a series, including Lion and Pelicans , which were one of the earliest examples of animal life on film. [1]

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References

  1. "Pelicans, Lion, and Tigers at London Zoological Gardens". WildFilmHistory. Retrieved 2011-05-25.