• Short Summary

    North America's unusually harsh winter has even affected the food supply of Yin, a panda in the Houston Zoo, Texas.

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    1.
    GV People walking into zoo with bamboo shoots.
    0.04

    2.
    SV Receptionist on telephone.
    0.07

    3.
    SV Panda in cage.
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    4.
    SV Receptionist on telephone talking about bamboo donation.
    0.16

    5.
    SV PAN Bamboo growing in zoo.
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    6.
    SV Panda in cage.
    0.25

    7.
    SV Zoo official speaking. (SOT)
    0.38

    8.
    SVs People bringing bamboo shoots and panda in cage. (4 SHOTS)
    1.05


    TRANSCRIPT: ZOO OFFICIAL: (SEQ 7) "Not really, because the bamboo has been committed to us. We're not obligated to pick it up at any given time, so we'll be able to pick and choose and pick up as we need it."





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    NOTE TO EDITORS: THIS STORY HAS COMMENTARY BY NBC REPORTER DAVE WALKER, WHICH MAY BE USED IF REQUIRED.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: North America's unusually harsh winter has even affected the food supply of Yin, a panda in the Houston Zoo, Texas. Pandas love fresh bamboo and the entire supply in Houston froze solid during the Arctic weather conditions which recently struck the Midwest and the south of the United States. Yin's keeper has been receiving offers from doors in states from Florida to Hawaii to ship or airfreight huge quantities of fresh bamboo for the fussy mammal. A baby panda requires only ten to twelve bamboo stalks daily for healthy nourishment, so the animal's keeper is making a list of donors' telephone numbers for future use in necessity. With so many anxious well-wellwishers offering bamboo stalks, Houston's panda Yin will never have to face another winter without food.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACYEGLWU93B89GQNXF89H18XY8
    Media URN:
    VLVACYEGLWU93B89GQNXF89H18XY8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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