Season 6, Episode 5 Season in the Sun

First Aired: November 15, 1987

How animals survive in East Africa, where the rainy season lasts only a few weeks. Observed: snails, frogs and lungfish estivating in the mud; elephants digging wells; and grouse carrying water to their chicks in absorbent belly feathers.

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  • Premiered: October 10, 1982
  • Rating: TV-G
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  • Premise: PBS's signature (and multi-award-winning) natural-history series uses gifted wildlife documentarians and stunning photography to reveal what its first host, Donald Johanson, called `the magic and mystery of the fascinating natural world.' The series has ga… (more)

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