• Short Summary

    TWO PANDAS -- THE ONLY TWO IN CAPTIVITY OUTSIDE CHINA AND BOTH NINE YEARS SINGLE -- ARE TO MEET FOR A MATING IN MOSCOW.

  • Description

    TWO PANDAS -- THE ONLY TWO IN CAPTIVITY OUTSIDE CHINA AND BOTH NINE YEARS SINGLE -- ARE TO MEET FOR A MATING IN MOSCOW. CHI-CHI, THE GIANT AND COMELY FIANCEE IS THE PRIDE OF LONDON ZOO. AN-AN, THE GIANT AND HANDSOME PROSPECTIVE GROOM AWAITS HER IN MOSCOW ZOO.

    IF ALL GOES WELL AND THE MATCH IS FRUITFUL, ZOO-MEN ALL OVER THE WORLD WILL REJOICE BECAUSE GIANT PANDAS OUTSIDE THEIR CHINESE HOMELAND HAVE NEVER BRED IN CAPTIVITY.

    THE MOSCOW PANDA IS BUILDING HIMSELF UP WITH A DIET OF BIRCH TWIGS AND HARD-BOILED EGGS, LOOKING INTENT ON PLAYING HIS PART IN THE PRESERVATION AND PROPAGATION OF THE RACE.

    THE LONDON PANDA CARRIED IN HER TRAVELLING BAG TODAY (TUESDAY) BAMBOO SHOOTS AND A MASH OF RICE, MILK, APPLES, ORANGES, VITAMINS, GLUCOSE AND COOKED CHICKEN.

    THE TWO WILL NEED TIME TO GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER, ZOO OFFICIALS SAY, AND A MATING IS NOT EXPECTED TILL AFTER APRIL.

    FOR THE FLIGHT TO MOSCOW, 31 SEATS OF A BEA VANGUARD AIRCRAFT HAVE BEEN REMOVED AND THE CABIN REFURNISHED TO PUT CHI-CHI'S CRATE INSIDE. LONDON ZOO'S SENIOR VETERINARY OFFICER, THE HEAD KEEPER, AN AIRLINE HOSTESS AND A PRESS OFFICER WILL BE THE FELLOW TRAVELLERS ON THE 4 1/2-HOUR 16-HUNDRED MILE (OVER 2,500 KMS) JOURNEY TO MOSCOW.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADITEG182ROG8D7ZCSHR684XAE
    Media URN:
    VLVADITEG182ROG8D7ZCSHR684XAE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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