Guadalajara, 23 December 2012
1. Medium of children watching scuba diver dressed as Santa Claus swim in aquarium tank of Guadalajara zoo
2. Medium of “Aqua Claus” in tank opening a gift
3. Tilt down from fish to “Aqua Claus” swimming in tank
4. Wide of people gathered around tank window
5. Medium of children watching “Aqua Claus”
6. Close-up children watching
7. Zoom in “Aqua Claus” dives into tank
8. Mid diver putting his goggles on
9. Mid diver getting out of tank
10. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Octavio Nuno, “Aqua Claus” and biologist in charge of the Guadalajara Zoo’s aquarium:
“I feel very happy to see the children laughing. The fact that they ask me for presents is very nice. They leave with the image that they have really just seen Santa Claus scuba diving.”
11. Wide interior aquarium and with “Aqua Claus” in tank in background
12. Mid children and people taking pictures of “Aqua Claus”
13. Wide exterior aquarium entrance
14. Wide Guadalajara zoo main entrance
SANTA TAKES A DIVE AT THE ZOO
The aquarium team at Guadalajara Zoo in Mexico decided to surprise young visitors on Sunday (23 DEC 2012) with an unusual sight – a scuba diving Santa Claus.
Octavio Nu�o is the biologist in charge of the zoo’s aquarium, but from now until Christmas Day he dons a Santa Claus costume and scuba diving kit, and becomes “Aqua Claus”, who can be seen mingling with fish in the aquarium tank.
“I feel very happy to see the children laughing,” said Nuno as he leaned against the top of the tank, taking a break. “They leave with the image that they have really just seen Santa Claus scuba diving.”
This is the second year the aquarium has staged the special event.
Guadalajara is the second largest city in Mexico and its zoo is one of the most recognized in Latin America.
Among the famous animals that have come from the zoo is the white tiger that attacked its owners Siegfried and Roy in Las Vegas, and the tapir that appears in the Mel Gibson film “Apocalypto.”
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