“…Animals are such agreeable friends―they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.”
— George Eliot
Humanity’s relationship with animals is long and complex. Today, Animals are involved in our lives in a wide selection of ways. Some of us can’t go without a canine companion, while others prefer the company of cats. Animals are involved in exploration and travel – from the Soviet space dogs to riding on camels in the desert. We also have archive footage of animals in zoos, out in their natural environments and working alongside humans, from picking coconuts out of trees to farming.
From rare footage of the previously thought extinct takahē bird of New Zealand to sky-high monkeys swinging through green trees, animals both in their natural habitats and alongside humans can be seen here.
Discover footage from a wide variety of sources of Animals at work! Includes the famous Soviet Space dogs Laika, Belka and Strelka, Horses pulling carriages in Europe, racing horses and Camels helping travellers wade through the River Nile.
Britain’s first ever animated feature film, Animal Farm, was created by the pioneering Halas & Batchelor Animation Studio and will be celebrating its 65th anniversary in 2020. As well as being historically significant, it is also valuable as contemporary social commentary. We exclusively hold its rights.