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Animal Rescue / Panama #43357

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 17, 1976
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(Studio) Project Noah II underway in Panama to rescue animals from flooding due to new hydroelectric dam.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Bayano River, Panama) River rising-due to dam. Field agent for International Society for Protection of Animals, John Walsh, is rescuing animals. He's rescued 600 so far. 20 Indians assist Walsh. Walsh received $100 after he wrote 1000 United States corps. for help. Society goes into debt with project. Reporter notes variety of animals caught. [WALSH - says many of these animals are last of species.] Animals released on higher ground the same day. Peccary named Gregory may remain in Walsh's camp as pet.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

Murphy, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry

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