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Africa's Wild Havens

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 camel thorn 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.

Show Info

Network: United States Smithsonian Channel (2016 - 2016)
Schedule: Wednesdays at 20:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Nature
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

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Previous Episode

Marula Tree

Episode 1x03; Sep 14, 2016

In Africa's Manyeleti Game Reserve, one tree stands out above all others: the marula. 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.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: Marula TreeSep 14, 2016
1x02: Camelthorn TreeSep 7, 2016
1x01: Sausage TreeAug 31, 2016
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