Bangladesh, under the leadership of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is slowly returning to normal following last month's Indo-Pakistan war.
STV ZOOM TO CU Dead monkey in zoo (2 shots)
SV Lone chimpanzee in cage
SV Zoo workers repair fences (2 shots)
GV PAN Deserted fowl pond
CU Lone pelican
GV Under-nourished house grazing.
SV PAN Burnt baby bear being taken for walk.
GV Almost deserted peafowl enclosure
LU & SV Two remaining peafowl (3 shots)
CU & SV Injured monkey in zoo ground (2 shots)
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Background: Bangladesh, under the leadership of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is slowly returning to normal following last month's Indo-Pakistan war. Damage to many areas is being repaired, but the Dacca Zoological Garden is finding it difficult to replace animals lost during the fighting. Many were killed and others seriously injured. Mr. B.R. Chowdhury, the curator of the zoo, says they are urgently seeking replacements for lost exhibits, especially a new mate for the zoo's now lonely chimpanzee.
SYNOPSIS: Another victim of the Indo-Pakistan war. The Dacha Zoological Garden was hard hit by last month's fighting, leaving many of the animals dead or missing. The staff at the zoo are hard-pressed to repair the damage to animal cages and fences, so that yet animal cages and fences, so that yet more animals do not disappear. The number of staff is depleted, as many are busy repairing their won homes.
Zoo officials say there is a crisis situation, with nearly fifty per cent of their animal exhibits dead or missing, Curator of the zoo, B.R. Chowdhury, said that it is most distressing that may of the animals remaining have been left without mates.
Mr. Chowdhury say that he and other officials are presently compiling a list of animals they will need to purchase as replacements. The cost is high, however, due to expenses already used for repairing the cages and medical treatment for the injured animals.