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    Lake Nakuru in Kenya, famous for its pink masses of millions of flamingo, was opened as a sanctuary on Feb. 14th by the well-known ornithologist and artist, Peter Scott.

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    Lake Nakuru in Kenya, famous for its pink masses of millions of flamingo, was opened as a sanctuary on Feb. 14th by the well-known ornithologist and artist, Peter Scott. With him was the Governor of Kenya, Sir Patrick Renison, who described Lake Nakuru as the first really important bird sanctuary in Africa to attain the status of a Royal National Park.

    It is hoped the sanctuary will become as famous for its birds as the Kenya National Park at Nairobi is for its animals. There are two to three million lesser flamingo at the Lake, and 370 other species of bird have been identified there. Mr Scott said that with travel becoming easier and cheaper, Lake Nakuru may well prove an important attraction for tourists from all over the world. He was presented with a stuffed flamingo by Lady Renison, wife of the Governor.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAED9EQ3I596UUPR81HQICFP28K
    Media URN:
    VLVAED9EQ3I596UUPR81HQICFP28K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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