Kaba Enchou no Doubutsuen Nikki

Kaba Enchou no Doubutsuen Nikki
カバ園長の動物園日記 (Kaba Enchou no Doubutsuen Nikki)
Type: special
Genres: Comedy, Kids, Drama
Start Date: 1981-08-23
End Date: 1981-08-23
Episodes: 1
Episode Length: 75 min
Total Length: 75 min
Age Rating: G - All Ages
Aging zoo keeper Toshio Nishiyama acquires two young trainees: short-tempered former chef Takeshi Ishizawa and gentle vet Ichiro Hasegawa. Both are surprised by the difficulties they face in a deceptively easy job but persevere through troubles such as an escaped pelican, a dying camel, and the birth of a hippo. A semi-autobiographical TV special of anecdotes from real-life Tobu Animal Park zookeeper Toshio Nishiyama, who appears at the beginning and end of the film to talk about his love for animals-and to reveal that Ishizawa is in fact a projection of his younger self. (Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)