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Lago de Guri - Operacion Rescate
Description: Details the construction of the Guri Dam in Guyana / Venezuela and rescue mission by the Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana to save wild animals from the rising waters.
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Clip #: TFA-308A
Length: 19:11
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1960s
Region: South America
Country: Guyana
Subject: Conservation
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1960s, South America, Guyana, rural, mountains, Venezuela, Angel Falls, Canaima National Park, Orinoco River, Gran Sabana, tributary, CaronĂ­ River, Caroni River, turbulent water, Necuima Canyon, 1965, construction of Guri dam, rising water of Caroni River after being dammed, wildlife seeking refuge on high ground trying to escape rising waters, Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana, rescue mission to save wildlife from rising waters, cages being constructed to protect animals, Operation Rescue, Operacion Rescate de Fauna, indigenous men being trained how to properly rescue animals, amphibious helicopter, rescuers traveling in motorboats and rescuing animals from flooded areas, rescuers struggling to trap resistant animals onto boats, amphibious helicopter being used to airlift animal to safety, men carrying bush pig and securing inside cage, baby animals being bottle fed, waters continuing to rise, indigenous men in boats capturing monkeys from trees, rescue workers in flooded boat with nearby spiders and snakes, rescue worker in flooded boat calling for help on radio telephone, amphibious helicopter rescuing workers from flooded boat and lifting to safety, injured animals being treated, vaccinated and quarantined, venom sample being extracted from poisonous snake to be used in snakebite serum research, dogs being used to encourage animals remaining on newly formed islands in flooded areas to move on, workers in boats and helicopter rescuing animals including deer, monkey, capybara and donkey from water, animals being rescued against their will, Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana headquarters, workers charting rescued animals, rescued deer being transported in boat, workers setting free rescued animals from sacks and cages onto safe ground, men carrying hogtied deer from boat and setting free close to their former homes, rescue workers continuing on in motorboats, aerial Guri Lake and Guri Dam

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