Ostriches are studied in wild and in captivity.
Various shots of horsemen on the pampas of Brazil rounding up ostriches. When they catch them they strip them off some of their feathers and release them (this section was taken from cinemascope film and has cut off at top and bottom of frame). MS. Two ostriches together. MLS. Ostrich eggs amongst the grass, the father ostrich makes the nest and rolls the eggs into it. He then proceeds to sit on the eggs for hatching. Various shots of the father as he protects the eggs strongly. If other ostriches come near, he sticks his neck out angrily. He also gets up and chases a man away. LS. The male ostrich leaves the eggs, has some food and then returns to them. LS. The young chicken ostriches with the male standing guard over them, he still protects them. CU. A tray of ostrich eggs in an incubator at the zoo, they can be studied closer this way. Various shots of a man in laboratory breaking a hole in one of the eggs just before it is due to hatch and he does some tests. Soon the head appears and he removes the chicken ostrich from the shell. Various shots of baby ostriches feeding with other ostriches.
Date found in the old record - 22/11/1967. This is Rumanian film made in 1967, end title states.