• Short Summary

    Flying squirrel, Malayan honey bear cub and a baby girl are fed by their 'parents' - happy family!

  • Description

    Highgate, London.

    M/S of a man, standing in front of a stove, pouring milk into baby bottle. He is 28 year old film cameraman Charles Lagus. C/U shot of the man's hands getting a baby bottle ready - and not only one but two.

    M/S of a woman sitting on the sofa with a baby in her arms. Mr Lagus gives her one of the bottles and she starts feeding the baby (their daughter Caroline). M/S of the couple and the baby sitting on the sofa. Mr Lagus opens a basket placed next to him to get the other baby out - little Malayan honey bear named Benjamin who is three months old (same as Caroline). Mr Lagus found Ben while filming in Indonesia when he was only a few days old. He felt sorry for abandoned animal and took him on.

    C/U shots of the babies' faces as they eat. They are both adorable. M/S of Mr Lagus and his wife as they feed the babies. C/U shot of Mrs Lagus patting Caroline's back to help her burp. C/U shot of Mr Lagus patting Ben's back to help him burp.

    M/S of the four as Mrs Lagus sits Caroline on the sofa to open a box in front of her. She squeezes from the box "the oldest member of this delightful trio... genuine Flying Squirrel". Squirrel was found on the slopes of Everest when Mr Lagus was with a party searching for the Abominable Snowman. The box, however looks far too small for the poor squirrel.

    M/S of Mrs Lagus as she unfolds squirrel's 'wings'. She, then, feeds the squirrel with fruit. C/U shot of the squirrel eating - sweet little creature.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:49:00 / 01:32:38:00
    CP 096

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