Thu, 11 Aug 1994

Sumatra gives Prince the bird

PALEMBANG, South Sumatra: Visiting Prince Akishino of Japan was given six eggs of local game birds during a visit to the province on Sunday.

He also obtained eggs of the bekisar, a hybrid that is a cross between a game bird and a thoroughbred fowl.

Chief of the Sriwijaya Zoo Saleh Yahya told Antara that the six eggs were expected to be hatched in Japan. In addition to eggs, the zoo also presented the prince with two game birds which have been tamed for ten months and some fish, he added.

Akishino, the second son of Emperor Akihito, started his visit in Indonesia on Aug. 4. He will be here until Aug. 13. (par)