Documentary · Science & Nature
From close-knit communities of hamadryas baboons to graceful herds of springbok, get an intimate look at some of Africa’s most remarkable wildlife.
Directed byWerner HeferChristopher Mason
S01:E01 - Africa's Big Cats
Though Africa's three big cats, the lion, leopard, and cheetah, live side by side, each has evolved a specialized set of hunting strategies that keep them from colliding.
S01:E02 - The Big 5
Life isn't easy for Africa's "big five" megafauna. Lions, leopards, buffalo, rhinos, and elephants face many threats, from competing for food in a limited landscape to avoiding hunters and poachers.
S01:E03 - Dung Beetles: Nature's Recycler
Vital to the renewal of the landscape and deeply intertwined with the megafauna that tower above it, the industrious dung beetle is nature's ultimate recycler. Delve into the fascinating world of these tireless workers.
S01:E04 - Meet the Meerkats
Follow a day in the life of a gregarious meerkat family in the mighty Kalahari Desert of South Africa. Led by a dominant female, the family must find food, tutor pups, and avoid predators in a scorched land where only the toughest survive.
S01:E05 - Savannah Life
The food chain of Africa's savannah is a complex web of wildlife that entangles landscape-altering elephants, vast herds of antelope, apex predators, and a range of other species.
S01:E06 - Springbok & Impala: Life in the Herd
Africa's charismatic megafauna receive a lot of attention, but the antelope have rich stories filled with daily struggles of survival.
S01:E07 - The Hamadryas of Awash
Ethiopia is a land of extremes, home to mountainous highlands, vast river valleys, and parched deserts.
S01:E08 - Life in the Leftovers
Lions may rule Africa's food chain, but other species have evolved strategies that give them an edge.
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