• Short Summary

    The ship 'Port Sydney' was filmed by VISNEWS unloading a strange cargo at Adelaide, South Australia, recently.

  • Description

    The ship 'Port Sydney' was filmed by VISNEWS unloading a strange cargo at Adelaide, South Australia, recently. A zoological reception committee took delivery of a Kodiak bear--first ever in South Australia-and a pair of Syrian bears. Sent from the London Zoo they were bound for the Adelaide Zoo.

    Although described as 'fairly docile', waterside workers kept a respectful distance as the ten hundredweight Kodiak bear--one of the world's largest species of bear--was hoisted off the deck and unloaded on to the quayside.

    After a truck-ride from dockside to zoo, 'Barney' the Kodiak bear is manhandled into his new quarters. The two Syrian bears were a much simpler affair and soon made themselves at home under the faintly curious gaze of other zoo inhabitants.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA52R5O288CERL11DNOBDB7MCD6
    Media URN:
    VLVA52R5O288CERL11DNOBDB7MCD6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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