Okavango: River of Dreams

NA­TIONAL GE­O­GRAPHIC WILD, FROM 1 SEPTEM­BER

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Our Wild World -

Across three episodes, fol­low the course of the Okavango river and the wealth of species it sup­ports. Larger mam­mals take their usual star­ring roles – we track the for­tunes of an in­jured lioness, watch ter­ri­to­rial hip­pos fight over in­di­vid­ual pools, and see ele­phants wad­ing through the wa­ter. But ev­ery­thing from warthogs and hye­nas to ter­mites and black egrets get their five min­utes of fame. A per­sonal favourite is the African ja­cana chicks, weigh­ing just a few grams, they pick their way, with oversized feet, across the lily pads. The abun­dance of life here, drawn by the wa­ter, is ob­vi­ous and there’s no short­age of in­ter­est­ing, and even sur­pris­ing, in­ter­ac­tions be­tween species to en­joy.

Li­ons stalk along the waterways.

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