Africa's Wild Havens

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They provide shade in blistering heat, shelter to animals in desperate need, and feasts when the rest of the region has dried up. They are the miracle trees of the African savannas, giving predators and herbivores the tools to stay alive in some of the harshest environments on Earth. Join us as we take a look at the sausage tree of Zambia, the marula of the Manyeleti, and the camelthorn of the Kalahari, each tree uniquely evolved to adapt to Africa's extremes, and each one an integral part of the lives of the inhabitants.
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Sep 14, 2016

Season 1
Episode 3

There is much more to the African savannas than just predator and prey. Here, some of the most remarkable trees provide its inhabitants with two fundamentals: food and shelter. In the Manyeleti Game Reserve, one tree stands out above all others: the marula. It feeds many herbivores, from the smallest insects and rodents to the largest land mammal on Earth. See the integral role it plays over the dramatically extreme seasons in South Africa, and see why this tree is undeniably a tree of life.
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English (Stereo, 5.1)
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