Dokumentar, Dyr

Waterhole: Africa's Animal Oasis


Chris Packham and biologist Ella Al-Shamahi venture to the Mwiba Wildlife Reserve in Tanzania to take a close look at the complex dynamics of a specially created waterhole with a built-in camera rig. Across three periods of the year, a vast array of iconic creatures, including elephants, warthogs, and cape buffalo, pass by to quench their thirst, allowing for a close look at how they interact with, or avoid, each other.

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  • Episode 1
    Dokumentar, Dyr, S1:E1

    The waterhole is built in the middle of an open patch of savannah, to enable wildlife to approach it from all directions. The team excavate one hundred tonnes of soil and lay eight kilometres of fibre optic cable and piping. Sixty thousand litres of sustainable groundwater is pumped in, filling t...

  • Episode 2
    Dokumentar, Dyr, S1:E2

    It is the hottest time of year, and the waterhole becomes busier in the cool of the night. With remote cameras able to get closer than ever before to the action, the team uncovers the new dynamics of night-time at the waterhole. The shift to nocturnal activity also brings a new predator out of th...

  • Episode 3
    Dokumentar, Dyr, S1:E3

    The rains return and the waterhole faces its biggest change yet. An explosion of life brings new species flooding to the savannah including the great wildebeest migration. A new generation discovers the waterhole and once again there's a shift in power, putting the hyenas under pressure.

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