So Long, Fu Long
Year: 2009
Run-Time: 1 x 43 min.

Directed by Heinz Leger

Interspot Film for ORF in association with Tiergarten Schönbrunn
Available worldwide

Languages: German (ORIGINAL)
Format: 16:9

So Long, Fu Long

So Long, Fu Long

The 2007 birth of a baby panda in Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo caused a flurry of excitement. Fu Long, the «happy dragon», was the first baby panda ever to be naturally conceived and born in Europe. From the beginning the black and white bundle of fur was the darling of onlookers and visitors to the zoo.

Director Heinz Leger documented this sensation and followed the little one's development from his very first day. In November 2009 the time finally came for the adolescent panda to leave Vienna. This film looks back on the highlights of the past two years, how Fu Long practised getting into his transport crate, and accompanies him on his journey to China. Upon arrival, initially Fu Long will live with other young pandas in a small community of bachelors before hopefully producing his own offspring in a few years time and so contributing to the preservation of his species.

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