• Short Summary

    Officials at the Central Park Zoo in New York were astonished when their seven-year-old Gorilla, Lulu, gave birth on Monday (11 Sept) -- they had not realised Lulu was pregnant.

  • Description

    1.
    SV & CU (Mummy gorilla) holding baby (2 shots)
    0.10

    2.
    SV Lulu in cage holding baby
    0.17

    3.
    CU PAN FROM Organgutang in next cage TO Lulu
    0.24

    4.
    CU Lulu lays down clutching baby
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    5.
    SCU Keeper interviewed
    1.01

    6.
    CU Lulu holding baby
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    REPORTER: "How does Lulu feel about all this?



    KEEPER: Oh, very happy...like a real mother...proud. She enjoys it, picks the baby up, she kisses it, she has a big smile on her face -- she's got real happiness in he eyes as you can see.



    REPORTER: She's very protective."



    KEEPER: Oh yes, but very free too. Very gentle and I can open the cage, clean the cage, and she'll give me a kiss...um...any other keeper here...very gentle - and you can take a look yourself, and see her look - that's happiness."




    Initials SGM/1817 SGM/1647



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Officials at the Central Park Zoo in New York were astonished when their seven-year-old Gorilla, Lulu, gave birth on Monday (11 Sept) -- they had not realised Lulu was pregnant.

    They called the new arrival Sunny Jim, until closer inspection showed it was a girl. It's the first baby gorilla to be born in the New York area, and the proud mother is delighting in shown he baby off to photographers and members of the public.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADTP474NQ4QCSH1S4XFY69YAOZ
    Media URN:
    VLVADTP474NQ4QCSH1S4XFY69YAOZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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