Instant Index: Bond Academy and a Star Is Born at the Zoo

Jan 5, 2013 10:31pm

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From the unconventional and awe-inspiring to the hilarious and heartwarming, here’s a look at some of the most interesting photos, videos and stories that have our newsroom talking today. What’s capturing your attention, filling your inbox and cluttering your Facebook/Twitter feed? Tweet us the stories you’re talking  about using #InstantIndex or email us at ABC.WorldNews@abc.com and they could appear on World News.

Tonight’s Instant Index:

 

Bond. James Bond.
Our person of the day — Bond. James Bond.

It’s what many fans are calling long overdue. After half a century, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced this year’s Oscars will feature a tribute to 007. Specifics of the tribute are being kept under wraps, including whether there will be a special appearance by the notoriously reclusive 81-year-old Sean Connery, the original James Bond.

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Sony Pictures, Francois Duhamel/AP Photo

A Star Is Born
Our picture of the day comes from Germany. Kidogo, a 12-year-old Silverback gorilla, has been captivating visitors to the Krefeld zoo with his rare acrobatic talents. He was brought over from a zoo in Denmark to mate with two female gorillas, and appeared to be homesick, so zookeepers installed the tightrope for him to swing from. Now, a star is born.

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Magnus Neuhaus/Krefeld Zoo/Rex Features via AP Images

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