• Short Summary

    THE GIANT MALE PANDA AN-AN, ARRIVED IN LONDON TODAY (FRIDAY) FROM MOSCOW TO RENEW HIS ROMANCE WITH LONDON ZOO'S RELUCTANT PANDA BRIDE, CHI-CHI.

  • Description

    THE GIANT MALE PANDA AN-AN, ARRIVED IN LONDON TODAY (FRIDAY) FROM MOSCOW TO RENEW HIS ROMANCE WITH LONDON ZOO'S RELUCTANT PANDA BRIDE, CHI-CHI.

    THE COUPLE FIRST MET TWO YEARS AGO IN MOSCOW WHEN ZOOLOGISTS ATTEMPTED TO UNITE AN-AN AND CHI-CHI IN A HASTY WEDDING IN THE INTERESTS OF SCIENCE AND THE PROLIFERATION OF THE PANDA BREED OUTSIDE THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA. HOWEVER, THE UNION DID NOT SUCCEED - IN FACT, THE SOVIET BEAR AND THE BRITISH FEMALE SEEMED INCOMPATIBLE.

    THE NEW MEETING IS BEING CAREFULLY ARRANGED, AND FOR SEVERAL DAYS THE TWO BEARS WILL BE ABLE ONLY TO LOOK AT EACH OTHER THROUGH A CHAIN WIRE BARRICADE. IF A LITTLE AFFECTION IS GENERATED THEY WILL BE PLACED IN THE SAME ENCLOSURE.

    THE SERIOUS MOTIVE OF THE SOVIET AND BRITISH ZOOLOGISTS IS TO STUDY THE BEHAVIOUR OF THE TWO ANIMALS IN THEIR MATING RITES - RARELY OBSERVED OUTSIDE THE BEARS' NATURAL HABITAT OF CHINA - AND TO BREED PANDA'S IN CAPTIVITY. ONLY THREE PANDAS HAVE BEEN BORN IN CAPTIVITY - THE THIRD IN PEKING FOUR YEARS AGO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3WUGLO836C8IWE30Z4NPGFNEH
    Media URN:
    VLVA3WUGLO836C8IWE30Z4NPGFNEH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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