This week it’s all about deserts. It’s the most inhospitable place imaginable, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t friends to make.
A doomed giraffe
Lions killing lovable creatures is a documentary cliché, but the height difference is pretty interesting. It’s like David vs Goliath, but there’s a whole pack of Davids and they’re all merciless killing machines.
A tiny mole
The golden mole is the size of a ping pong ball and lives in the Namib desert. They’re also completely blind – so they’ll never know how cute they are…
Bat vs scorpion
We’ve had snakes vs iguana and jaguar vs caiman. This week? Long-eared bat vs death stalker scorpion! The bat is tiny, while the scorpion’s venom can kill a human. They also both sound like they were named by emo teenagers.
A bloated bird
Meet the sand grouse. He lives in Namibia, 100 kilometres away from water; to supply his chicks he absorbs water into his feathers – up to a quarter of his body weight– and runs back to his nest.
A plague of locusts
Hate insects? Have several billion of them! The team followed a swarm of locusts in South West Madagascar that covered 300 square kilometres.
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