• Short Summary

    On view at the London Zoo for the first time Jan 19 are two Puma cubs, born to "Lola" and "Thomas" on Dec. 20. "Lola" is a jealous mother and reluctant to let her cubs - named "Roger" and "Rae" - leave her even for a brief spell, but Keepers managed to whisk them briefly away from her for their press debut.

  • Description

    On view at the London Zoo for the first time Jan 19 are two Puma cubs, born to "Lola" and "Thomas" on Dec. 20. "Lola" is a jealous mother and reluctant to let her cubs - named "Roger" and "Rae" - leave her even for a brief spell, but Keepers managed to whisk them briefly away from her for their press debut.

    Puma cubs, unlike their uniform grey-coated parents, are spotted at birth and these markings gradually fade as they grow older.

    The Gauchos of the South American pampas gave the Puma the title "amigo del Cristiano" (friend of the Christian) in describing its gentleness towards them. A characteristic which "Lola" however does not seem to have inherited, for she will defend her cubs against any intrusion with a fierce display of spitting and snarling.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACQAY1GKAMXWQXXS6I4CQXTQ0P
    Media URN:
    VLVACQAY1GKAMXWQXXS6I4CQXTQ0P
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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