DIANNE BUT­LER OUT OF THE BOX

DAVID AT­TEN­BOR­OUGH’S AFRICA, Chan­nel 10, 6.30pm

Herald Sun - Switched On - - Saturday -

CONGO. Was there ever a more evoca­tive word? Well, yes, ob­vi­ously. But in ge­og­ra­phy. All right, Ram­say Street. Tech­ni­cally two words. An­other stun­ning part of Africa tonight be­long­ing to David At­ten­bor­ough, rang­ing from the small (bees) to the large (fe­male rock python with 4000 mus­cles) to the old (the pi­cathartes, a bird that’s lived for 44 mil­lion years) to the so­cia­ble (ele­phants) to the smart (chim­panzee) and hand­some (a go­rilla who I’m fairly sure I went out with one time). Fun fact: nowhere gets struck by light­ning more than the Congo — 100 mil­lion bolts a year.

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