NATURE

Nile Crocodile

Despite their monstrous appearance, Nile crocodiles engage in surprisingly delicate courtship rituals. Males arch their backs in impressive displays, snapping at the water and blowing bubbles to attract the female’s attention. They reciprocate with subtle rubs along his jaw bone to stimulate mating. A few months later, the female begins her 90 day vigil at her buried nest site. Once the eggs hatch, she will gently gather her young in her bone-crushing jaws and deliver them to the next treacherous stage of their lives.


Episode Length: 00:07:00

Year: 2017

Episode: 13


White Tailed Mongoose

As the sun sets on Zambia’s pristine and untamed Luangwa Valley, it reveals a hidden world inhabited by some of Africa’s most elusive creatures. A female white-tailed mongoose, the largest of all mongoose species, scans the soil for any signs of a meal. Guided by her keen sense of smell, she is an opportunist devouring anything from dung beetles to eggs and even small rodents. Her search for food will take her up to 8 hours and over 4 km, as she gathers enough sustenance to keep her milk flowing for her 2 young pups back at the den.


Episode Length: 00:07:00

Year: 2017

Episode: 12


Bullfrogs

As the first summer rains fall in South Africa, they awaken a sleeping giant from nearly half a meter below ground. Giant bullfrogs spend up to 10 months of the year lying dormant in a buried cocoon. When they surface it’s a scramble for the males to establish dominance and mate with as many females as possible. But females have their own techniques for singling out the fittest males, which will care for their thousands of tadpoles.


Episode Length: 00:07:00

Year: 2017

Episode: 11


African Wild Dogs

In the bushveld of the Greater Kruger National Park lives a family of one of Africa’s most iconic species, the African wild dog or painted wolf. Highly social creatures, the pack shares all duties including raising their latest litter of over 10 pups. With so many hungry mouths to feed a hunting party must be dispatched twice a day in search of prey. Meanwhile, one adult stays behind as a babysitter to guard the pups against danger. If the hunters are successful, they will consume the carcass as quickly as possible to avoid losing out to scavengers.


Episode Length: 00:07:00

Year: 2017

Episode: 10


Jackals

On the plains of Chobe in Northern Botswana, a male black-backed jackal must take his life in his hands darting within the grasp of bone-crushing jaws on a daily basis to earn himself a meagre meal. With three hungry pups eagerly awaiting his return to their den site, he cannot afford to fail. As the devastating dry season grips the land, his search becomes more desperate and more life-threating.


Episode Length: 00:07:00

Year: 2017

Episode: 9


African Fish Eagle

In the high emerald canopies of the Luangwa Valley, resides a breeding pair of African fish eagles. The iconic continental bird species and master ambush predators, the pair spends less than 10 minutes hunting each day. Even with two hungry chicks to feed, back at their nest. But as the winter dry season grips the land, space and food resources are at a premium and the pair must hold their own against a slew of invaders.


Episode Length: 00:07:00

Year: 2017

Episode: 8


Fishing Parties

In Zambia’s Luangwa Valley, the dry season has all but drained the life force of the once mighty river. Leaving a trail of isolated oxbows in its wake. The shrinking waters are the last refuge for the plentiful fish left behind. And a buffet offering for the hundreds of Nile crocodiles and various predatory bird species uniquely adapted to exploit this opportunity.


Episode Length: 00:07:00

Year: 2017

Epsidoe: 7


Cape Clawless Otter

Surviving the first few months of independence represents a steep learning curve for one of Southern Africa’s most secretive creatures, the Cape Clawless Otter. Whether it’s learning how to catch and devour slimy, agile prey underwater or impressing a potential mate- these are all vital skills that must be refined over time and through practice. All whilst avoiding highly adept predator’s intent on turning careless otters into their next meal.


Episode Length: 00:07:00

Year: 2017

Episode: 6


Desert Chameleon

To survive in the ancient hyper-arid dune fields of the Namibian Desert, life has had to evolve some rather unique physical traits and behaviour. This is most apparent in the lives of smaller and more secretive creatures, like the Namaqua chameleon. Despite being the world’s fastest and most heat adapted chameleon, daily life in the desert cauldron is a constant struggle on the brink of death. Whether it’s ambushing food in the barren dunes or escaping the predators hidden under the sand, each day is a victory hard won.


Episode Length: 00:07:00

Year: 2017

Episode: 5


Carmine Bee Earthers

Each August thousands of carmine bee-eaters depart their winter feeding grounds in Kenya and fly over 12,000 treacherous miles to be one of the first to arrive at their breeding colonies in the Luangwa Valley in Zambia. Before they migrate, the birds must bulk up on insects and greedily exploit the free meals offered up as large game move through the grassland and disturb the invertebrates. Even after their epic journey the minute carmine bee-eaters are not safe from danger and must square off against hungry baboons and fish eagles.


Episode Length: 00:07:00

Year: 2017

Episode: 4


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