• Short Summary

    A LITTLE SYRIAN BEAR CUB, BORN AT LONDON ZOO ON DECEMBER 28TH LAST YEAR, HAD HER FIRST PUBLIC OUTING TODAY.

  • Description

    A LITTLE SYRIAN BEAR CUB, BORN AT LONDON ZOO ON DECEMBER 28TH LAST YEAR, HAD HER FIRST PUBLIC OUTING TODAY. UP TO NOW SHE HAS BEEN LIVING IN SNUG "PRIVATE QUARTERS" WITH HER MOTHER "WINNIE" WHO WAS BEEN AT LONDON ZOO SINCE 1949.

    THE NEW CUB IS DUBBED "ROYAL", LIKE THREE OLDER BROTHERS AND SISTERS, BECAUSE HER FATHER "NIKKI" WAS PRESENTED TO PRINCESS ANNE IN APRIL 1956 BY THE FORMER RUSSIAN LEADERS MR. KHRUSCHEV AND MR. BULGANIN, WHEN THEY VISITED THE UNITED KINGDOM. THEN NIKKI WAS ONLY A CUB HIMSELF. NOW HE WEIGHS OVER 500 LBS. (227 KILOS).

    THE HONEY-COLOURED CUB IS STILL NOT TOO STABLE ON HER LEGS, BUT SHE WILL GROW VERY FAST. AT BIRTH SHE WEIGHED ONLY IN LBS (0.87 K) AND ALREADY SHE TOPS THE 15 LB (6.8 KILOS) MARK.

    SHE HAS NOT BEEN NAMED YET, AND THE 'DAILY EXPRESS', A BRITISH NATIONAL NEWSPAPER, HAS ASKED IF IT MAY RUN A COMPETITION TO NAME HER. SHE WILL BE ON VIEW TO THE PUBLIC FROM TODAY, IN THE BEAR DEN WITH HER MOTHER, WINNIE, WHO HAD REARED 11 PREVIOUS CUBS.

    THE SYRIAN BEAR IS A SMALL RACE OF BROWN BEAR FOUND IN WESTERN ASIA. AS IT COMES LARGELY FROM DESERT AREAS ITS COAT IS A LIGHTER BROWN THAN THE OTHER RACES OF BROWN BEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA39DVHELX2M3QD76Q3F7A2WA9Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA39DVHELX2M3QD76Q3F7A2WA9Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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