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Noah Had It Easy


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In the late 1950's the Zambezi river in Africa was dammed, creating the largest man-made lake in the world - Lake Kariba.


As the waters rose, islands were created from hilltops, stranding thousands of wild animal and eventually over-running them. Facing mass destruction of the wildlife of the Zambezi Valley, the Rhodesian Game Department carried out a massive animal rescue and relocation program for several years. It was Operation Noah.



As the newsreel in this clip states:


"Noah had only 2 of each species to collect, and they came willingly without persuasion"

"In the greatest flood since then animals had to be forcibly rescued by their thousands"


It's a fascinating story of wildlife management from a forgotten time & place.

View all 5 vid clips from here

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