• Short Summary

    A rare species of white monkey, at first through to be an albino, has been filmed with its owners in Taiwan.

  • Description

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    CU White monkey "Little White"
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    2.
    CU PAN Monkey's owners carrying her along path
    0.10

    3.
    SCU PULL OUT TO Monkey being bathed (2 shots)
    1.07

    4.
    SCU ZOOM TO SV Owners using air-drier to dry monkey after bath
    1.34

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    CU/SCU Owners feeding monkey with apple
    2.11

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    CU ZOOM TO SCU Owner stroking monkey as it goes to sleep (3 shots)
    2.24




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    Background: A rare species of white monkey, at first through to be an albino, has been filmed with its owners in Taiwan. Mr. George Cansdell, the retired Superintendent of London Zoo, says in his opinion the monkey can't be a true albino because its eyes are a dark colour. The verdict of scholars in Taiwan's National University is that the species may be described as a Formosan mocaque of white colour.

    SYNOPSIS: But nature does play tricks and "Little White", as her proud owners call her, could still be a form of albino. But with plenty of loving care and a regular bath, the tiny female monkey really doesn't care about such details.

    The 49 centimetre (19 inch) high monkey was bought ass Hualien, in eastern Taiwan, three years ago. "Little white" is now carefully looked after by her owners in Taipah, Mr. and Mrs. Hsu Fang-tsin. They've taken much trouble in bringing up their animal baby - it's already showing a relaxed sort of personality.

    Mr. and Mrs. Hsu take turns to look after their precious charge. Air conditioning keeps the living quarters of "Little White" at a steady temperature of 25 degrees centigrade.

    The staple diet for the monkey includes apples, grapes, pears and carrots - and there's nothing wrong with it's appetite.

    For "Little White" to be mated presents a problem - find the right male of the species, is an almost impossible task.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEFH16UR9OQESDDIPJ59DH6H0M
    Media URN:
    VLVAEFH16UR9OQESDDIPJ59DH6H0M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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