• Short Summary

    MUSCOVITES GOT THEIR FIRS VIEW OF THE WORLD-FAMOUS PANDAS CHI-CHI AND AN-AN RECENTLY WHEN THE MOSCOW ZOO WAS RE-OPENED AFTER BEING CLOSED DUE TO AN OUTBREAK OF FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE.

  • Description

    MUSCOVITES GOT THEIR FIRS VIEW OF THE WORLD-FAMOUS PANDAS CHI-CHI AND AN-AN RECENTLY WHEN THE MOSCOW ZOO WAS RE-OPENED AFTER BEING CLOSED DUE TO AN OUTBREAK OF FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE.

    CHI-CHI, THE FEMALE PANDA FROM THE LONDON ZOO, ARRIVED IN MOSCOW JUST OVER THREE MONTHS AGO TO MATE WITH THE MOSCOW ZOO'S MALE PANDA, AN-AN. ALTHOUGH ONE ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO INTRODUCE THE TWO ANIMALS TO EACH OTHER THE FIRST MEETING PROVED UNSUCCESSFUL - NOW IT IS HOPED THAT ANOTHER MATING CAN BE TRIED IN JULY WHEN CHI-CHI HAS HER-NEXT FERTILE PERIOD.

    THE MOSCOW ZOO WAS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AFTER AN OUTBREAK OF FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE IN THE MOSCOW REGION. VETERINARY EXPERTS FEARED THAT VISITORS COULD BRING INFECTION INTO THE ZOO AND CONTAMINATE THE ANIMALS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA85WZYDJ17TT04ZIIPNP38SBM
    Media URN:
    VLVAA85WZYDJ17TT04ZIIPNP38SBM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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