Africa's Wild Havens

  • 2016
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

Examining the trees of Africa, which provide food and shelter in the continent's most inhospitable environments.

Elephants Can Afford to Be Picky About This Kind of Fruit
02:12 — A single marula tree can provide up to 1.5 tons of fruit each season--as much as 90,000 fruits. That works well for the average elephant who needs to (more…)
What Lions Look for in the Perfect Prey
02:26 — For lions hunting buffalo in the Manyeleti, calculation is always at play: An adult male buffalo may be harder to bring down, but offers 500 pounds mo (more…)
Why Do Giraffes Have Patches?
01:56 — The dark patches on a giraffe's body hide an intricate network of blood vessels and glands. These allow blood to flow through them, releasing heat and (more…)
How the Desert Oryx Stops Its Brain From Frying
01:35 — How does the desert-dwelling oryx survive a body temperature that would kill other mammals? The answer lies in a panting mechanism that lowers the tem (more…)
Incredible: A Cheetah Sprints to Catch a Springbok
03:18 — A cheetah mother caring for her cubs stumbles across an opportunity too good to pass up: a herd of springbok, grazing casually nearby. From: AFRICA'S (more…)
Adorable Ground Squirrels Playing in Sweltering Heat
00:49 — Ground squirrels in the Kalahari have devised a remarkable method to guarantee portable shade: they use their tails as umbrellas. From: AFRICA'S WILD (more…)
A Hungry Snake Finds a Whole Colony of Sociable Weavers
01:54 — Nesting in close proximity to each other has a lot of advantages for sociable weavers. But if a predator like this venomous boomslang discovers the ne (more…)
Time-Lapse Footage of a Giant Caterpillar Weaving Its Cocoon
02:34 — For six weeks, luna moth caterpillars gorge themselves on the leaves of the marula tree. Then, when they're ready, they instinctively weave giant coco (more…)

Cast & Details

  • Premiered: August 31, 2016
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Examining the trees of Africa, which provide food and shelter in the continent's most inhospitable environments.