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    CHAPULTEPEC ZOO, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

    INTRODUCTION: Yin Yin, Mexico's giant panda, has given birth to her second cub.

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    1. GV People entering Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City. 0.05
    2. SV School children coming out of buses and entering zoo. 0.15
    3. CU People looking at panda enclosure.
    4. (MONO) CU Yin Yin with baby in mouth. 0.48
    5. (Colour) Father Pe Pe climbing down climbing frame and walking towards bars of Yin Yin's cage. 1.14
    6. (MONO) SV Yin Yin with baby in mouth. 1.34
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    Background: CHAPULTEPEC ZOO, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

    INTRODUCTION: Yin Yin, Mexico's giant panda, has given birth to her second cub. Last August, Yin Yin made history by producing the world's first naturally-conceived panda born in a zoo outside China. But the cub died eight days later, apparently accidentally suffocated by its mother.
    SYNOPSIS: Yin Yin and her mate Pe Pe were given to President Luis Echeverria when he visited Peking six years ago. Experts believe there are fewer than 300 pandas left in the world, 250 still wild, 30 in Chinese zoos and 11 abroad.
    The sex of the new club is not know yet. Small enough to fit into the palm of a hand, its fur is completely white. Visitors to Mexico City Zoo can see the new arrival on closed-circuit television but closer contact is banned in case bright light or noise frightens Yin Yin and causes her to crush the baby.
    Even the proud father is being kept away from his offspring. Pe Pe ad Yin Yin have been together since they were less than one year old. Although they often slept in different cages they shared an eight acre (3.2 hectares) garden. Panda pairs often behave aggressively towards each other but Mexico Zoo officials believe the early intimacy between these two is the secret behind their successful mating. Now mother and baby will be kept under watch round the clock to ensure there are no accidents.
    Source: REUTERS - GUSTAVO MERINO

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    Film ID:
    VLVABHIW9KPL886DKWY9HVEF3BKWU
    Media URN:
    VLVABHIW9KPL886DKWY9HVEF3BKWU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/07/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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