A group of Kenyan orphan children had an unusual Christmas treat on Wednesday (December 23) -- when they were taken to see the Nairobi animal orphanage on a visit organised by the German airline, Lufthansa.
SV Animal orphanage sign-board
MV Children of bus
MV Children along and to chimpanzee enclosure(2 shots)
SV Children look at chimp
CU Children looking
CU Lufthansa hostess with children
CU Chimp moves along
CH Child looking
SV Children towards camera
MV Zebra with foal
MV Children fondle leopard cup held by keeper
CU Cub fondled by children
MV & CU Boy cuddles leopard cub
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Background: A group of Kenyan orphan children had an unusual Christmas treat on Wednesday (December 23) -- when they were taken to see the Nairobi animal orphanage on a visit organised by the German airline, Lufthansa.
For many of the children, it was the first time they had seen wild animals. The animal orphanage has quite a large variety -- including a chimpanzee, zebras, wildebeests, and ta leopard cub.
Escorted by a Lufthansa air hostess, the children were treated to a V.I.P. tour of the animals. The Warden, Mr Julian Tung, even allowed them to fondle a leopard cub -- which was young enough to be safe, although leopards become dangerous and unpredictable when older. Part of the treat was a present for each child -- although the airline decided to keep them as a surprise for Christmas Day.