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.
CU Sign Lake Nakuru Bird Sanctuary
GV PAN Flamingo in river
SCU Governor Sir Patrick Renison making opening speech
GV Crowd watching
LV & CU Peter Scott makes speech
SV Scott walks forward and cuts ribbon
SV Lady Renison holds stuffed Flamingo to Scott
LV Lady Renison presents stuffed Flamingo to Scott
CU Scott and Governor examine bird
GV Two shots Flamingo in flight
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Background: 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.