Season 27, Episode 7 Drakensberg: Barrier of Spears

First Aired: February 8, 2009

The challenges facing the wildlife of Africa's 11,000-ft.-high Drakensberg Mountains are explored. Every spring, rain destroys the grasslands at the base, sending animals up cliffs of volcanic rock in search of the food found on the plateau. Included: baboons, whose agility makes the journey easier that it is for most; elands, whose spindly antelope legs make it a difficult trip.

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  • Premiered: October 10, 1982
  • Rating: TV-G
  • 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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