October Films

It’s business as not quite usual at the iconic London Zoo

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    2 x 60
  • Executive Producer and award-winning filmmaker Matt Smith embedded crews into London Zoo and its sister site Whipsnade days before the nationwide covid-19 lockdown of 2020, enabling the directors inside to cover a remarkable period within one of the world’s most popular attractions.

    The series captures the highs and lows of zoo life, as staff and creatures endure a global pandemic together. From remote training sessions on how to scan a pregnant okapi, to weighing Kunekune pigs from afar, what emerges is an affectionate portrait of a deeply dedicated organisation. Building to the emotional reopening to the public, the documentary reflects on the zoo’s status as a truly iconic and enduring London landmark.

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