• Short Summary

    A rhinoceros is seldom born in captivity but London Zoo has a particularly good record and on Saturday (6 December) cameramen were allowed to film the third rhinoceros born at the zoo.

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    A rhinoceros is seldom born in captivity but London Zoo has a particularly good record and on Saturday (6 December) cameramen were allowed to film the third rhinoceros born at the zoo.

    Noelle is ten days old. She is already fairly hefty, but her keeper is confining her in her pen with her mother for the moment until she is a little stronger.

    Noelle will not see much of her father, Bwana Mkubwa. Bwana mkubwa visited mother and daughter soon after the birth but he was quickly returned to Whipsnade Zoo, where he lives, about 25 miles north of London.

    Baby Noelle weighs about 45 lbs (20 kilograms) roughly the same as an 8-year-old child after less than two weeks but not much when compared with her mother June who weighs one and a half tons (about 15 quintal).

    SYNOPSIS: A rhinoceros is seldom born in captivity but London Zoo has a particularly good record and on Saturday cameramen were allowed to film the third rhinoceros born at the zoo. Baby Noelle is ten days old.

    Noelle is already fairly hefty but her keeper is confining her in her pen with her mother June at the moment until she is a little stronger.

    Noelle will not see much of her father Bwana Mkubwa. Bwana Mkubwa lives at Whipsnade Zoo twenty-five miles north of London. He was brought down for a quick sight of mother and daughter soon after the birth but has since returned to Whipsnade. Baby Noelle weighs about forty-five pounds, about the same as an eight-year-old child but she has a lot of growing to do before she reaches her mother's one and a half tons.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6YHXK0HF8JDVXO5Q4VQ3TBCTT
    Media URN:
    VLVA6YHXK0HF8JDVXO5Q4VQ3TBCTT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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