• Short Summary

    A puff adder in captivity in Kenya's Nairobi National Museum has produced 134 young -- believed to be a record.

  • Description

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    GV EXTERIOR..National Museum, Nairobi
    0.06

    2.
    SV & CU INTERIOR.. puff adder with young (4 shots)
    0.37

    3.
    SV Onlookers
    0.38

    4.
    CU Puff adder and young (2 shots)
    0.54



    Initials ES. 1349 ES. 1402



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A puff adder in captivity in Kenya's Nairobi National Museum has produced 134 young -- believed to be a record. The young were born alive -- unlike most species, which are hatched from laid eggs -- and fully poisonous from birth. Shortly before this film was shot, ten of the young were killed when rolled upon by their mother -- who was shortly afterwards removed for the protection of the survivors.

    Puff adders normally give birth to about two dozen young in any one litter -- and although 60-70 in a litter have been recorded before, they were considered to be exceptional.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADEWIT1CPGST67DU9D5P1X1KZM
    Media URN:
    VLVADEWIT1CPGST67DU9D5P1X1KZM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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