• Short Summary

    MRS.BARBARA HARRISON, WIFE OF SARAWAK'S MUSEUM CURATOR, IS LEADING A CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT THE ORANG?

  • Description

    MRS.BARBARA HARRISON, WIFE OF SARAWAK'S MUSEUM CURATOR, IS LEADING A CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT THE ORANG UTANS (GORILLAS) FROM BECOMING EXTINCT IN BORNEO.THESE ANIMALS ARE ALSO FOUND IN INDONESIA.AT PRESENT ONLY FIVE THOUSAND OF THESE ANIMALS ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST IN THE TWO TERRITORIES.THE ORANG-UTAN WHICH CAN WEIGH UP TO 200 POUNDS, TAKES TEN YEARS TO BECOME ADULT.IN THE EARLY STAGES, IT WAS TO BE TREATED LIKE A HUMAN BABY.

    AT THE MOMENT, SHE IS ADOPTING TWO OF THESE ANIMALS -- 10-MONTH-OLD KIMBU AND JOE, WHO IS TWO YEARS OLD.THEY ARE VICTIMS OF INDONESIA CONFRONTATION.THEIR MOTHER ABANDONED THEM IN THE JUNGLE AFTER AN ARTILLERY BATTLE BETWEEN BRITISH GURKHA TROOPS AND INDONESIA INVADERS.ONCE KIMBU DEVELOPED PNEUMONIA AND WAS TREATED BY A DOCTOR.HE RECOVERED AFTER A COURSE OF PENICILLIN INJECTIONS.

    SINCE LOOKING AFTER THE ORANG-UTAN IS A FULL TIME JOB, MRS.HARRISON (AUTHOR OF 'ORANG UTAN') HAS A DAYAK TO HELP HER.BOTH KIMBU AND JOE REGARD THE DAYAK AS THEIR MOTHER.PART OF THE TRAINING IS TO TEACH THEM TO CLIMB A TREE.

    EVENTUALLY KIMBU AND JOE WILL BECOME TOO BIG AND STRONG TO BE KEPT....THEY WILL HAVE TO GO TO A ZOO.MRS.HARRISON HOPES FOREST RESERVES WILL BE SET UP TO ALLOW THE ORANG-UTANS TO LIVE IN THEIR NATURAL SURROUNDINGS, AWAY FROM CIVILISATION.SHE IS ONE PERSON WHO IS STUDYING THEIR HABITS, SO THEY CAN BE KEPT IN A PROPER ENVIRONMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEIFYKDH5NMNGOFRCUGYGA9HXM
    Media URN:
    VLVAEIFYKDH5NMNGOFRCUGYGA9HXM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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