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Wild Africa

Africa is the mother continent - the core from which all the other continents were torn away 270 million years ago. Since then, three factors have had profound consequences on its wildlife. This mighty block of land has stayed in much the same place, it stands alone and it straddles the equator. It's also been protected from crippling ice ages and destructive invasions as well as nurtured by gentle changes in climate and geology.

As a result, animals and plants have flourished here more successfully than on any other continent. This is Africa - rich, diverse and fascinating - and at the heart of the world.

Time is the key to this series. Influenced by climate and geology, time has allowed Africa to accumulate the breathtaking variety of wildlife we see today. The series covers jungle, coasts, mountains, deserts, savannahs, and rivers and lakes as the topic of each episode.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom BBC Four (2001 - 2001)
Schedule: Wednesdays at 21:00 (50 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Nature
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

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Previous Episode

Lakes and Rivers

Episode 1x06; Dec 12, 2001

The rivers and lakes of Africa are it's life blood, bringing water to this most parched of all continents. And wherever there is water, there is life.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: Lakes and RiversDec 12, 2001
1x05: JungleDec 5, 2001
1x04: CoastsNov 28, 2001
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Extra Details

Also known as:
  • Vad Afrika (Hungary Hungary)