Because of a shortage of lions in South Africa, the managing director of a zoo park in Capetown is considering buying some breeding stock from a safari park at Windsor, in England.
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MV SIGN "Close all windows" PAN ALONG TO Safari Park flamingo enclosure
SV PAN Travel Shot, Baboon in front of car
SV Travel Shot, Tiger approaching car, window quickly wound up
SV Travel Shot Game wardens
GV Lion eating & lioness in foreground
SV Lioness eating ZOOM OUT TO Other lions
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SV ZOOM INTO CU & CU PAN Lion cubs (2 shots)
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Background: Because of a shortage of lions in South Africa, the managing director of a zoo park in Capetown is considering buying some breeding stock from a safari park at Windsor, in England.
Lions were introduced to several such parks throughout Britain a few years ago, and they've adapted so well to their new environment that there are now about six hundred in the country.
Some of the lions born here were hand-reared or fed by alsatian dogs, but a park spokesman says they're still wild, and will be able to hunt for their prey if they go to South Africa.
A three-month-old lion is worth about 250 pounds (675 US dollars), and a larger animal for breeding could be worth 400 pounds (90 US dollars).