• Short Summary

    This is Frazier, He is 17---maybe 20 Years old---no one knows for sure, but in human terms he is about a hudred.

  • Description

    This is Frazier, He is 17---maybe 20 Years old---no one knows for sure, but in human terms he is about a hudred.

    Frazier is one of many lions at an amusement park near Los Angeles. Here, tourists can drive their cars among the wild animals. Frazier is so old that he has trouble walking. His tongue hangs out because the muscles are shot.

    He has no teeth---so eating is a chore. Well, he may be old, toothless and decrepit, but Frazier still has his pride--a lot of pride. In 18 months he has fathered 26 cubs and right now, two lionesses in his pride are pregnant.

    These lionesses had rejected five young made lions before Frazier came along--but now, the keepers say they have never seen such a contented group.

    The females bring Frazier his food and they fend off any young males that might come snooping around.

    Frazier's keepers say the thing that keeps him going is a special diet of vitamins and minerals that is fed five times a day.

    (HOLD TO TWO SHOT)
    With proper care they say Frazier could another five years. (Don Oliver, NBC Los Angeles.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3PBEMFR7PCL2RH8O58WK4K7VM
    Media URN:
    VLVA3PBEMFR7PCL2RH8O58WK4K7VM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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