• Short Summary

    THAT NOTED "CAGE-BREAKER" -- GOLDIE, THE FINNISH GOLDEN EAGLE AT LONDON ZOO -- IS STILL AT LARGE TONIGHT (THURSDAY) AFTER HIS SECOND ESCAPE TO FREEDOM.

  • Description

    THAT NOTED "CAGE-BREAKER" -- GOLDIE, THE FINNISH GOLDEN EAGLE AT LONDON ZOO -- IS STILL AT LARGE TONIGHT (THURSDAY) AFTER HIS SECOND ESCAPE TO FREEDOM. GOLDIE FLEW FROM HIS CAGE YESTERDAY, AND SETTLED IN A CLUSTER OF LARGE ELMS IN REGENT'S PARK, LONDON, WHILE ZOO OFFICIALS TRIED TO LURE HIM DOWN AND THE CAMERAS OF AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS CLICKED RAPIDLY. THE ERRANT EAGLE ACHIEVED INTERNATIONAL FAME BY ESCAPING FROM THE ZOO FOR 12 DAYS LAST MARCH.

    GOLDIE SURVEYED THE SCENE WITH DISDAIN TONIGHT FROM HIS COMFORTABLE PERCH IN REGENT'S PARK. ONE ZOO-KEEPER DID HIS BEST TO TEMPT THE BIRD DOWN THIS AFTERNOON, BUT GOLDIE JUST WASN'T INTERESTED. SINCE HIS ESCAPE HE HAS KEPT MAINLY TO THE AREA OF THE PARK NEAR THE ZOO, AS HE DID DURING HIS FIRST ESCAPADE IN MARCH.

    ZOO OFFICIALS SAY HE MAY NOT FEEL REALLY HUNGRY FOR ANOTHER DAY OR TWO. AS GOLDIE PERSISTED IN STAYING PUT, OFFICIALS RESIGNED THEMSELVES TO ANOTHER WAITING GAME. THE BIRD WAS OBVIOUSLY STILL ENJOYING THIS LATEST OPPORTUNITY TO SPREAD HIS WINGS.

    MR. DEREK WOOD, A ZOO-KEEPER FOR 13 YEARS, SAID GOLDIE OUTWITTED HIM JUST AFTER HE HAD CLEANED HIS CAGE. THE SHARP-EYED EAGLE SWOOPED FROM A 12-FOOT PERCH, FOLDED HIS SIX-FOOT WINGS AND SAILED THROUGH A SMALL OPENING AS MR. WOOD WAS CLOSING THE CAGE DOOR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4863BQS5KE1J0HN62CCMIHJZP
    Media URN:
    VLVA4863BQS5KE1J0HN62CCMIHJZP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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