• Short Summary

    Nearly thirty bush babies, destined for medical research in the Netherlands, have been reprieved, and sent back to their African homeland.

  • Description

    Nearly thirty bush babies, destined for medical research in the Netherlands, have been reprieved, and sent back to their African homeland. The animals were bred at the Primate Centre in Ryswyk in the Netherlands, one of the world's leading primate research centres.
    When the experiments for which the bush babies were needed were discontinued, the Centre offered them to the World Wild Life Fund -- an animal protection society. The Fund arranged for the animals to be shipped to Kenya to help restock the dwindling population of bush babies in the equatorial forests.
    After a few days in quarantine, the bush babies were taken to an Animal Orphanage at Nairobi National Park so they can become acclimatised before they are eventually granted their freedom.
    Scientists know bush babies as Galago -- a genus of the family of lorisform lemurs. Lorisforms are tree-dwelling and nocturnal, two characteristics which have resulted in the huge and endearing eyes of the bush babies and their long bushy tails.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE5178CYRWLM29M6YVR78D71YX
    Media URN:
    VLVAE5178CYRWLM29M6YVR78D71YX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
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    NETHERLANDS/KENYA: BUSH BABIES BRED FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH IN THE NETHERLANDS FIND FREEDOM IN KENYA

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