Episode Detail: Zebras: Patterns in the Grass; Meerkat Madness - National Geographic Explorer
Brian Dennehy narrates an account of the annual 300-mile migration of zebras across the African grasslands. The journey is accented by the circle of life---the birth of foals and the death of other “striped horses,” as they become the targets of lions. Also: a look at meerkats making do in Africa's Kalahari Desert. Because of their small size (they weigh in at about two pounds), the creatures work together to fend off eagles and other predators. The social structures within the groups are also spotlighted.