• Short Summary

    The hunting of crocodiles in Rhodesia for their skins caused such a scarcity that the authorities declared them protected animals about ten years ago.

  • Description

    The hunting of crocodiles in Rhodesia for their skins caused such a scarcity that the authorities declared them protected animals about ten years ago.

    Now a farm at Victoria Falls is breeding crocodiles by the thousand. Most still end up as expensive handbags or shoes, but under an official regulation several hundred young crocodiles bred on the farm must be released into the Zambesi River.

    It's hoped that this will replenish crocodile stocks in Rhodesia's waterways.

    The farm is also proving popular for tourists.

    SYNOPSIS: This farm -- run by Mr. Dave Higgins -- expects to breed more than five thousand young crocodiles by early next year. It's become a popular spot for tourists.

    Mr. Higgins feeds the baby crocodiles with care -- even the smallest can inflict a nasty bite.

    If they escape being killed for their skins, these crocodiles can expect to live for seventy five years when they are released into the natural waterways of Rhodesia.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB22K6XIOIJTZSZRH75UZA7J7Y
    Media URN:
    VLVAB22K6XIOIJTZSZRH75UZA7J7Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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