• Short Summary

    OSTRICHES ARE THE MAIN TOURIST ATTRACTION AT OUTSHOORN IN THE CAPE PROVINCE OF SOUTH AFRICA.?

  • Description

    OSTRICHES ARE THE MAIN TOURIST ATTRACTION AT OUTSHOORN IN THE CAPE PROVINCE OF SOUTH AFRICA. THEIR BREEDING IN AND NEAR THE TOWNSHIP IS A MAJOR INDUSTRY.

    ABOUT 2-HUNDRED FARMERS ARE ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS. LATEST OSTRICH CENSUS SHOWS THEIR NUMBERS FLUCTUATE AROUND THE 25,000 MARK.

    TOURISTS FROM THROUGHOUT SOUTH AFRICA MAKE A POINT OF VISITING THE FARMS TO ADMIRE THE PERAMBULATING BIRDS WHOSE VALUE LIES IN THEIR FEATHERS.

    ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS RACE MEETINGS ARE STAGED. AFRICAN "STABLE" HANDS HOIST THEMSELVES UP, CLING PRECARIOUSLY TO THE OSTRICH'S SHOULDERS AND SCUTTLE AWAY FOR RACE-TRACK LAURELS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3UC05GSNNR0SPSVJN0Q4JJ58O
    Media URN:
    VLVA3UC05GSNNR0SPSVJN0Q4JJ58O
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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