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Beauval Zoo (3-3) Mme Françoise Delord

September 14, 2017 by

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Something very remarkable has happened since our last visit. On the 4th August 2017 Huan Huan became the proud mother of the first panda born in France. Bald, blind and very pink, he weighed in at just four ounces. His parents, who have been happily munching bamboo in Beauval for the last seven years, are […]

The Princess of Wales. How the Rose was Named.

September 1, 2017 by

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In 1997, to raise funds, The British Lung Foundation asked Harkness to name a rose for its Patron, Diana, Princess of Wales. Called affectionately ‘The People’s Princess’ in Britain, Diana was a committed supporter. By attending fund raising events all over the UK, she helped the charity raise its profile. Since her divorce from the Prince of Wales, Diana was, technically, no longer Princess of Wales but as the rose was for a good cause, Buckingham Palace gave permission to use the title.