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ITN Roving Report: To Shoot an Elephant

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Report on a government-backed scheme to control the elephant population of Kenya. Game hunting is becoming eclipsed by other land uses, such as forestry and agriculture, and is unpopular with farmers, ranchers and landless Africans.

'Roving Reports' was a series of documentary reports from around the world, produced by ITN News and broadcast between 1957 and 1964. Black and White B/W material.

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Reporter:Reginald Bosanquet
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Elephant along through Tsavo Nati...

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Elephant along through Tsavo National Park

Bosanquet to camera

Map of Kenya

General views Tsavo National Park; Sign warning visitors of dangers on park; Elephants standing together and along in park; Lioness in tall grass; Giraffes along and more of elephants

Colonel Mervyn Cowie (Director of Kenya's National Parks) along with reporter in jeep

Destruction caused by elephants, shows areas left bare by elephants knocking down trees

Colonel Mervyn Cowie interview SOT

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Rhinosaurus along in park; Elephant along swinging trunk; Elephan...

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Rhinosaurus along in park; Elephant along swinging trunk; Elephants drinking at watering hole and elephants crossing road

Plane overhead and park wardens in plane taking overview of park; Ledger detailing game living in park

Peter Jenkins (Assistant Warden) interview SOT
- On distribution of animals in park

Park Ranger reporting to Jenkins on problem of dead elephant; Reporter along in jeep with game wardens and vultures circling overhead; Dead elephant and wardens along to examine

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Carcass of elephant rolled over and more of vulture circling; War...

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Carcass of elephant rolled over and more of vulture circling; Wardens removing elephant tusks

Colonel Cowie interview SOT
- On the culling plans of the Galana River game-management scheme

Hunting party sets off for the bush, hunting party on the road and wildlife seen on park including rhino, zebras and giraffes

Hunting party walking with guns, tracking elephant and shooting

Demonstration of the cutting-up process, Elephant tusks, ears and feet are removed, to be used to create consumer products

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Hunters return with remains of elephant and hunters singing SOT; Elephant meat cup up by men to make biltong (dried salted meat)

Tony Seth-Smith (who supervises the butchering) interview SOT

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Hunters return with remains of elephant and hunters singing SOT; Elephant meat cup up by men to make biltong (dried salted meat)

Tony Seth-Smith (who supervises the butchering) interview SOT

Hut; Men laying out elephant tusks; Elephant feet hanging up and lined up on ground

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Ian Parker (who runs the administrative side of the scheme) inter...

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Ian Parker (who runs the administrative side of the scheme) interview SOT

CUTAWAYs Game park and elephants

More of elephants in park

Bosanquet to camera

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