• Short Summary

    At Zambia's Game Department Headquarters at Chilanga ten miles from Lusaka a unique experiment in the domestication of wild game is taking place.

  • Description

    At Zambia's Game Department Headquarters at Chilanga ten miles from Lusaka a unique experiment in the domestication of wild game is taking place.

    Research into the problems involved in domesticating Eland has started with the introduction of the first time herd of Eland into extensive paddocks, where with their 'mother' cows they are settling down to a quiet life.Their habits, reactions to various diets, and their wants will be closely studied as these may have considerable importance in parts of Zambia which are at present unsuitable for cattle ranching, either because they are infested by tsetse fly or for other reasons can not be developed as cattle or ranching land.

    The present small herd will form the nucleus of a breeding herd which will be available to a Canadian biologist due in Zambia towards the end of the year bringing with him specialised equipment to study domestication of wild game animals.

    To ensure that the animals become as docile as possible they are given personal attention, and President Kaunda of Zambia is adept at hand feeding them, while the animals evidently are not frightened of him.The fact that the animals have been on paddocks with 'Mother' cows has been a major factor in allaying their fear of man.They become to lose their fear of man.The cow doesn't worry - why should they.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4CPL1R5RH5WRLFCLEK0JRW70C
    Media URN:
    VLVA4CPL1R5RH5WRLFCLEK0JRW70C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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