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    Eighty-two animals and birds, recently imported from Kenya, have been on show to visitors at Nigeria's newest zoo in the ancient northern city of Kano.

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    Eighty-two animals and birds, recently imported from Kenya, have been on show to visitors at Nigeria's newest zoo in the ancient northern city of Kano.

    The wild-life is the first consignment in an ambitious conservation scheme being undertaken by the Kano State Government. Details were discussed in Nairobi between the Military Governor of Kano, Police Commissioner Audo Bako and President Jomo Kenatta of Kenya.

    The wild-game resources of Kano State have been depleted almost to the point of extinction. It is hoped that the animals imported from Kenya will eventually form the nucleus of a new game reserve. They are being temporarily housed in the brand new 'Audo Bako Zoo' in Kano, before being released into game reserves in Kano state.

    The animals have been donated by the Kenyan Government 'in the interest of wild life conservation in Africa and as a goodwill gesture.' The cost of transportation, capture and crating is being met by the Nigerian Government.

    The consignment, which was flown from Kenya to Nigeria, includes rhinoceros, elephant, antelope, hyena, flamingo, zebra and monkeys. They were caught in Kenya by American wild-life expert Don Hunt, at the request of the two Governments.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAQ8FTS4B6JL1JNS7UPWAUCVUS
    Media URN:
    VLVAQ8FTS4B6JL1JNS7UPWAUCVUS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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