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Series : About Men and Beasts

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  00:13:00  2000  Color  Sound

Xavier Bonnet, a teacher-researcher and ethologist at the Centre d'Etudes Biologiques of Chizé (a CNRS laboratory), near Niort in the Vendée, is studying the reproduction strategies of vertebrates. He searches the countryside for vipers reaching the end of their hibernation period. The snakes are brought back to the laboratory, where they are weighed, measured, identified, and tagged; then any sufficiently large females are put into containers where mating will take place. These studies lead to a better understanding of the biology of snakes and thus to better management of the natural environment in order to preserve animal species diversity.

Associate producer : Point du Jour
Participation : CNC
Author : BODET Patricia
Director : BODET Patricia
Audiovisual processPrises de vues réelles.
Commentaire voix off et interventions en son direct. Musique originale (Gilbert Delor).
PersonnalitiesBONNET Xavier(CEBC, Chizé); LOURDAIS Olivier(CEBC, Chizé)
NotesCEBC : Centre d'Etudes Biologiques de Chizé.
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Item No.895
PublicLarge audience
Original Supportvideo Beta SP
Delivery supportBeta SP
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