NATURE

Most Amazing Animals – Spotted Genets

As the full moon rises over the Luangwa Valley, a secretive creature is stirring in the forest below. Large-spotted genets are one of Africa’s shiest and most intriguing animals. Almost their entire lives play out under the cover of darkness. From their omnivorous foraging escapes to finding a mate and evading predators. Phenomenally intricate lives squeezed into just a few hours each night.


Episode Length 00:06:00

Year: 2017

Episode: 17


Most Amazing Animals – Rock Monitors

Life in the vast and ancient valleys of Namibia is amongst the most highly adapted on earth. Creatures like the rock monitor must rely on all of their keen senses to survive in the extreme conditions. The monitor’s sensitive tongue aides it in tracking prey across shifting sands. A potentially life-threatening task in the immense openness of the desert. Not only can the sun bake you alive but predators can spot prey from miles away. There are no second chances in the desert.


Episode Length: 00:07:00

Year: 2017

Episode: 16


Most Amazing Animals – Isilo Big Tusker

In the heart of the African bushveld, mythical 6-ton giants armed with 2 metre long tusks still roam as the undisputed kings in their wild kingdoms. Emerging from the cool mist of early morning, they spend their days consuming enough forage to support their enormous bodies. These revered ‘big tuskers’ were once numerous in Africa. Now they face extinction due to illegal poaching and trophy hunting.


Episode Length: 00:07:00

Year: 2017

Episode: 15


Most Amazing Animals – Chacma Baboon

Chacma baboons can survive in some of the most challenging of environments thanks to their acute intelligence and resourcefulness. Their success also relies heavily upon the strong social bonds that exist between troop members. Social bonds govern every aspect of a chacma baboon’s life, from foraging to politics and even defence. When predators lurk, it is only a unified show of force that can safeguard the troop.


Episode Length: 00:07:00

Year: 2017

Episode: 14


Most Amazing Animals – 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


Most Amazing Animals – 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


Most Amazing Animals – 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


Most Amazing Animals – 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


Most Amazing Animals – 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


Most Amazing Animals – 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


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