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Monkey Hunters

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Lions rarely hunt baboons. These large monkeys are armed with dangerous teeth, they are hard to catch and usually not worth the risk or effort. But there is one place in Africa’s Great Rift Valley where baboons are plentiful and lions have learned to catch them. The river in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania never runs dry During the dry season herds of animals come to the river to drink. It is a time of plenty for the predators, but when it rains on the surrounding plain, the herds abandon Tarangire. The predators then only have the resident animals to ...
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Elephants of Kilimanjaro

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In eastern Africa, a chain of magnificent volcanoes blister the face of the earth. Some are dead, others sleep and at least one is very much alive. There’s the Black Mountain, the Sacred Mountain and, most famous of all, an icon of Africa, the Great White Mountain – Kilimanjaro. To indigenous tribes these legendary volcanoes are the homes of the gods and known as the Mountains of Eden. Lying three degrees south of the equator in Tanzania, these earthly pimples are astonishingly diverse. Snow capped peaks and glaciers rise above an alien landscape populated by plants seemingly from another world. ...
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Footprints on the Water

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Footprints on the Water follows the personal quest of Nan Hauser on her mission to unlock new clues to the behaviour of whales and dolphins. Despite the fact that whales and dolphins are such huge animals, much of their behaviour is still unrecorded. Nan Hauser has spent much of her adult life trying to track down and understand these remarkable creatures. Her groundbreaking work and dedication to whale conservation has shown that one individual can really make a difference. Nan’s fascinating research journey spans two oceans and culminates with the establishment of the first whale sanctuary in the South Pacific. ...
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Elephants: Return to the Wild

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Elephants are known for their close family bonds and playful natures but their relationship with man is a conflicted one. Reserved for their strength and once worshipped in times gone by, the elephant has also fallen victim to mankind’s darker side, the part of us that regards these charming creatures as tools, charges of war or mere circus acts. In Thailand, help is at hand for these beleaguered animals, in the shape of two determined women, who aim to restore their health, their relationships and their dignity. In Elephant, Return to the Wild, we will have a close look at ...
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African Bambi

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African Bambi is the uniquely real life story of Bambi. It is a story of courage and instinct; of hope and desperation. Set in the East of Africa, this story truly captures one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The main characters Grant, Tomi and Imp are a diverse collection of gazelles on a journey of growth and survival. The very ground they must walk on is a treacherous path. There are rivers to swallow them up, and the boiling sun soon scorches the earth, making the life-giving water disappear. Our young friends grow up learning about the threats ...
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Wild Dog Island

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Somewhere in a lake in remote Zimbabwe an island was formed when taming the great Zambezi river. This little island, not bigger than the size of 20 football fields, is a peaceful island and despite its name, starvation island, it is home to Impalas, baboons, kudu and waterbuck. But things are about to change. A group of scientists is using the island to rehabilitate six wild dogs. Three sisters from South Africa and three bachelors from various parts of Africa will be put on the island to form a new pack. All different in personality and characteristics. In a years ...
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Fawn Identity

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This is the story of two fawns – one impala, resident in the southern acacia forests and the other a Thompson’s gazelle, soon to be joining the huge wildebeest and zebra migration that can number up to 1.5 million animals. The documentary charts their different journeys and the struggles they face but their stories are united in the strength of their mother’s love and their evolving instinct to survive the many hazards presented by their beautiful but harsh surroundings. Duration: 1 x 60mins Air date: 2008 Format: HD 16:9 Genre: Wildlife For all licensing enquiries and screeners, please contact us ...
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Cheetah Against All Odds

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In the Serengeti, cheetahs live uneasy lives. Females with cubs must hunt and left alone, their offspring are exposed to the savagery of more powerful predators. Even scavengers can gain the upper hand over this slender feline built for speed. Cheetahs are the fastest, but also the most vulnerable of the big cats. This film captures the once vulnerable cubs of two cheetah mothers on the path to independence. One female cheetah has made her home in a rocky outcrop with her litter of five. She will need good fortune and considerable skill to raise all of her offspring to ...
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Saved by the Lioness

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Wildebeest calves are born during the annual migration when millions descend on the plains of the Serengeti. The resident predators use this opportunity to prey on the vulnerable newborn calves so within minutes the young must learn to stand, walk and run to keep up within the safety of the herd. We follow a young calf from birth through to adulthood and witness an astonishing journey. As a newborn, the calf becomes separated from its mother and finds itself face to face with a lioness. The innocent calf imprints on the lioness and amazingly, she responds and appears to bond ...
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Out of the Blue

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‘Out of the Blue’ is a unique new documentary which takes a sharp and zany look at our relationship with whales and dolphins, through a vibrant mosaic of breathtaking high quality natural history footage, archived material, interviews and animation. We think we know about whales and dolphins. We hunt them, save them, study them and treat them as pets. Some even worship them. But what do we really know about these creatures….. ‘Out of the Blue’ is a film about man’s relationship with whales and dolphins. It is a collage of obsession, a metaphor for the madness of man, a ...
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The Hippo Supremacy

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Zambia’s Luangwa river hippos are living the easy life, or so it seems. They are one of the heaviest creatures on Earth and life fluctuates between the serenity of sunbathing to the terrible brutality of dominance and aggression. This struggle puts a young hippo in more danger of being trampled by herd members than being hunted by the neighboring crocodiles. Crocodiles and hippos maintain a symbiotic truce, while male hippo clashes can have tragic consequences. In Hippo Supremacy this reality is captured as a mother risks her safety to protect her struggling baby as it grows up in the danger-filled ...
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Mama Twiga in the Garden of Eden

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Mama Twiga in the Garden of Eden is a story full of emotion. Our main character is a young giraffe, Mama Twiga. We witness her heart breaking experience of first time motherhood as her baby fails to thrive and falls victim to local predators. She goes on to have another baby but this also has a difficult start to life and it’s touch and go as to whether it will survive. Whilst we follow Mama Twiga’s journey we also come across other mothers in the bird and animal kingdom. All of them are confronted with challenges as they strive to ...
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The Kalahari Meerkats (Series 1)

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The Kalahari Meerkats unites viewers with the Gosa gang, a family of meerkats, struggling to survive in Africa’s Kalahari Desert. From territorial battles, to love affairs, these cute animals rarely have a dull moment. On the surface, the meerkats seem like adorable creatures, but do their cute facades mask their true colours? Home for the Gosa gang is a piece of fiercely defended bush within the Tswalu Game Reserve deep in South Africa’s Kalahari. These tiny creatures share their home with many others, some of which, such as squirrels, wildebeest and the resident herd of giraffe live peacefully with the ...
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Elephants on the Run

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Tanzania is home to the largest elephant population in the world. These expressive creatures, exhibit joy, anger, grief, compassion and love. This documentary examines their fascinating character and family structures and also explores the baboon families which live peacefully alongside elephants. Like elephants, baboons have strong sense of family and fascinating group dynamics. Through years of research, scientists have found that elephants are capable of complex thought and deep feeling. The emotional attachment elephants form towards family members may rival our own. Elephants have lived peaceful lives around Kilimanjaro for centuries but the pathways they have used are disappearing as ...
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Wild Tanzania: River Battlefront

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In East Africa, following Tanzania’s waterway inland, two mighty giants share a home; the hippopotamus and the Nile crocodile. Both creatures need water and when parts of the river slowly evaporate, wet spaces are at a premium. While hippos stagnate in crowded pools to keep cool, crocs have a different strategy for avoiding the oppressive heat. They dig caves as shelters in the riverbank. Some of these are ten meters deep and house a score of crocodiles. They are the largest predators to show this unique behavior of building shelters to avoid dehydration. Hippos and crocs are tolerant of each ...
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The Dark Side of Crocs

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Africa’s largest crocodilian, the Nile crocodile, can reach up to 20 foot and weigh up to 1,650 pounds. These fearsome crocodiles mostly live on plentiful catfish stocks in the Katuma river but will attack anything that crosses their path. However, these aggressive creatures also display a strong maternal instinct when it comes to protecting their young. This documentary reveals two fascinating sides to this primordial creature. Mother crocodiles must juggle the responsibility of guarding their eggs with transporting new hatchlings to the water. Leaving the nest unguarded, she will gently pick up her newly hatched babies in her huge jaws ...
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Tanzania Best Kept Secrets (Tarangire)

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Known primarily for the sweeping Serengeti, Tanzania is actually home to 16 National Parks and a staggering array of flora and fauna. This series explores the lesser known parts of Tanzania and the many wonders that inhabit this beautiful country. Tarangire National Park gets its name from the Tarangire River that crosses through the park and is the only source of water for wild animals during dry seasons. During the dry season thousands of animals migrate to Tarangire to find guaranteed water and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons, making it a popular ...
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Gentle Ben: Black Gold

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In Gentle Ben: Black Gold, the classic adventure that began in Gentle Ben: Terror on the Mountain continues, as a young boy and his buddy, a great black bear, find their spectacular natural habitat threatened by forces they seem powerless to stop. This is the majestic high country of tall pines where thirteen-year-old Mark Wedloe (Reiley McClendon, Pearl Harbor) has forged an uncommon friendship with nature’s most tenderhearted bear, Gentle Ben. But also dotting the splendid wilds is a growing assembly of oil fields. Contributing to this “progressive” blight is local landowner, Fog Benson (Golden Globe nominee Corbin Bernsen, Tidal ...
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Swamp Devil

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The southern bogs are among the most amazing of all the habitats on Earth. A miles-wide slow-moving river of grass and decay, a deep mire that’s home to an amazing array of wildlife. Some, wilder than others. Responding to a call that her estranged father, Howard, is dying, Melanie Blaime (Cindy Sampson, Supernatural) returns home to the nearly deserted small southern town of Gibbington. Once there, her friend, Jimmy Fuller (Nicolas Wright, The Business), comes clean with the truth: Melanie’s father (Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Bruce Dern, Big Love) is not dying but rather on the run and in ...
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Crocs of Katuma

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The remote floodplains of Katavi National Park in the far west corner of Tanzania teem with incredible numbers of wildlife. The herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra all depend on the Katuma River and its flood plains for their survival. But during the dry season, the river dries out and pools of mud are the only visible evidence that a river once filled the dry riverbeds. It is here that our story begins as we watch two very different mothers try to raise their young. Female crocodiles are forced to abandon their nests as their eggs begin to hatch in ...
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Tanzania Best Kept Secrets (Zanzibar & Saadani)

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Known primarily for the sweeping Serengeti, Tanzania is actually home to 16 National Parks and a staggering array of flora and fauna. This series explores the lesser known parts of Tanzania and the many wonders that inhabit this beautiful country. Zanzibar’s miles of white sandy beaches and crystal clear water are famous for their vibrant marine and sea life. However, less well known is Zanzibar’s Jozani forest which is a hotspot of biodiversity and home to diverse endemic species, such as the red colobus monkey. Saadani is the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania bordering the sea. The climate is coastal, ...
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Tanzania Best Kept Secrets (Mikumi & Udzungwa)

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Known primarily for the sweeping Serengeti, Tanzania is actually home to 16 National Parks and a staggering array of flora and fauna. This series explores the lesser known parts of Tanzania and the many wonders that inhabit this beautiful country. The open horizons and abundant wildlife of Mikumi National Park draw frequent comparisons to the more famous Serengeti Plains. More than 400 bird species have been recorded and are joined by a host of European migrants during the rainy season. South of Mikumi lie the Udzungwa Mountains, sometimes referred to as the “African Galapagos”, due to their hidden treasures of ...
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Surviving the Serengeti

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Surviving the Serengeti is a journey of birth, death and survival set against one of the most beautiful places on earth. This moving programme showcases the diverse Tanzanian wildlife that makes a home on the stunning plains of the Serengeti. For 9 months of the year, the Serengeti is a relatively peaceful place but between July and September the park is filled with the thundering hooves of 2 million migrating wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and eland. New born calves, the injured and the elderly become easy prey for the resident predators. However, it’s not always the predator that wins the fight. ...
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