• Short Summary

    A cargo of twenty-six pythons and several other venomous snakes, three tree-climbing kangaroos, a wallaby and two cus-cuses, a genus of marsupial quadrupeds found in new Guinea, arrived in Sydney February 5 oh board the M.

  • Description

    1.
    Stern of "Malaita"
    1.5 ft

    2.
    MS Two men looking at crate.
    3 ft

    3.
    Men with crown of thorns star fish.
    5 ft

    4.
    Small coloured tropical fish.
    5 ft

    5.
    Man with box.
    1 ft

    6.
    CU. Coral sea-snakes in box
    2 ft

    7.
    CU. Man.
    1.5 ft

    8.
    Snakes.
    2.5 ft

    9.
    SV Of ship.
    1 ft

    10.
    Man with crate.
    1.5 ft

    11.
    CU. Chick Cody, head keeper Taronga Park Zoo
    1.5 ft

    12.
    Cody lifts echidna from box.
    8.5 ft

    13.
    Two men.
    1 ft

    14.
    Sign "Taronga Park Zoo".
    1 ft

    15.
    Tree climbing kangaroo.
    8 ft

    16.
    Man holding kangaroo - three men looking on.
    5 ft

    17.
    Kangaroo on the ground.
    4.5 ft

    18.
    Man taking cus-cus from crate.
    7 ft

    19.
    CU. Man.
    1.5 ft

    20.
    Cus-cus on box runs and back into box.
    9.5 ft



    Initials S-D/AW/CW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A cargo of twenty-six pythons and several other venomous snakes, three tree-climbing kangaroos, a wallaby and two cus-cuses, a genus of marsupial quadrupeds found in new Guinea, arrived in Sydney February 5 oh board the M.V. "Malaita".

    There were also several crown of thorns star-fish, small multi-coloured tropical fish, coral sea-snakes, all of which have gone to the Taronga Park Zoo in Sydney. Specially trapped in the wilds of New Guinea, the animal s have been sent to the Melbourne Zoo.

    The sea-snakes were caught by Mr. Bruce Laird a member of the crew of the "Malaita" who makes a hobby of catching the snakes, and then giving them to the Taronga Park Zoo.

    Mr. Chick Cody head keeper of Taronga Park Zoo took delivery of the new Guinea echidna. This echidna differs from the Australian variety, - it has a longer snout and spines covered by fur.

    The cus-cus like an popossum has enormous eyes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9NZEWC4RMR1G17QKJJMIPCQJ4
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NZEWC4RMR1G17QKJJMIPCQJ4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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