Africa is a British documentary airs on BBC Onein 2013. Nature series is also broadcast on Netherlands 1 . The six-part series follows the lives of wild animals of Africa.

The UK version consists of six parts and is presented by David Attenborough; the American version consists of seven parts and annotate by Forest Whitaker . In the UK version sits at the end of each episode a mini documentary Eye to Eye about 10 minutes on the making of the images and the ups and downs of the film makers; in the American version, these six mini-documentaries combined into a private, seventh episode.


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About the Kalahari and Namib desert in Southwest Africa. By the BBC broadcast on 2 January 2013.

In this episode is to see how a treurdrongo among other meerkats robs their food by the alarm signals of this predatory animals to imitate and how to protect their nests against the Black weavers marauding katydidAcanthoplus discoidalisBlack rhinos at night exhibit social behavior around the watering hole and male giraffes fight with each other. There are also unique images of the Dragon's Breath Cave in Namibia, the largest underwater lake in the world, and the living airbreathing catfish Clarias cavernicola. Other animals that come into the picture briefly are the Leopard, the warthog, the Capricorn Antelope, the ostrich, the lion, an unspecified spinning killer and the hunting crab spider Carparachne aureoflava .

In Eye to Eye we see filming the rhinos and giraffes.


About the savanna areas of East Africa. By the BBC broadcast on 9 January 2013.

In this episode shows how the Savannah landscape in and around the Great Rift Valley in East Africa is influenced by mountains as the "Mountains of the Moon ', the Rwenzori Mountains and volcanoes as theNyiragongo. Can be seen among other things how Agamas risk their lives by crawling to flying on Lions to capture and how shoebill storks lay two eggs, but as one chick attacks his younger brother or sister to sacrifice the weaker young. Drongo'sbirds, bee-eaters and free-range owners benefit from grass burning by irascible insects to outwit and lesser flamingo's stay with millions in the toxic, alkalineBogoriameer. Giant groups of ten million megabat form a tasty prey for Crown EaglesAfrican white-tailed eagles and fighting Eagles. To see how a savanneolifantenmoeder is for the impossible choice to either her dying calf, or the rest of the family in abandoning them. Also, the mountain gorilla and the Hippo briefly into view.

The Eye to Eye is about the ethical dilemma that one encountered when filming a dying elephant calf.


About the Congo basin of Central Africa. By the BBC broadcast on 16 January 2013.

The Congo basin is the second largest tropical rainforest in the world and houses the majority of animal species in the whole of Africa. In this episode is among other things to see how a chimpanzee using branches to the honey a bees nest breaks open to eat and how should a female rotspython in the sun warm up to that heat then pass to her eggs. Witnekkaalkopkraaien build their nest under overhanging rocks and forest elephants have fixed routes through the forest and come together on open spaces and couples there as well. The beach of Loango in Gabon is one of the few places where jungle and Ocean meet, on the beach are among other bosbuffelscome, hippos, forest elephants, Western gorillas and brush boar together. Other animals that are short in the picture are a Reed frog in the genus Afrixalus, the butterflyfish, the brush PikePolypterus congicus and the African skimmer. Also are there to see luminous fungi .

Eye to Eye , this time about the difficulties of filming in the Congo and the quest for the honingstelende chimpanzee.


On the influence of ocean currents on Southern Africa. Broadcast by the BBC on 23 January 2013.

The East side of Southern Africa is affected by the warm Agulhasstroom, while to the West the cold Benguela current dominates. Young green turtle take the life-threatening journey from egg to sea and are attacked by kites (Milvus aegyptius), raven shield and ghost crabs. The Agulhasstroom allows for plenty of rain in the Interior of Mozambique, where a particularly around Mount Mabu rain forest is emerging with a large species richness, particularly to butterflies. Further downstream the Gorongosa where marshes arise such as catfish and birds are too good to fish. The horse mackerel, Caranx ignobilis is a formidable Hunter who occasionally to still unknown reasons rivers to run inzwemt to buttons. On the west coast of South Africa Black foot penguinsbreed, but sometimes they have it so hot that they specify their eggs. Namaqualand is normally a desert, but damp cool mist allows for blooming flowers, which are used by leaf blade beetles to sleep and couples. Springboks exhibit separate antics where they owe their name to. Finally, we see how giant schools be Outfoxed by sardines white sharks, seabirds, dolphins, and sea lions Brydevinvissen.

Eye to Eye shows how the BBC just hatched turtle soup has filmed on the Comoros.


About the Sahara desert in North Africa. Broadcast by the BBC on 30 January 2013.

North Africa used to be a fertile area where many animal species occurred, nowadays many of these animal species either extinct, either driven out to the edges of the desert. The Barbary Macaque is exiled to the small fertile strip between the Sahara desert and the Mediterranean Sea and occurs mainly in the Atlas mountains. Also, Grévy's Zebra's, addaxen and the bizarre naked mole rat eusocial life on the edge of the desert. Plants such as the rose of Jericho (Anastatica) are so evolved that they dead for years until they finally can go in a roll and flourish. Prove that the Sahara used to be more fruitful in petrified forests and we see was ruins with drawings of animals that are no longer in the North of Africa occur. The Dromedary is the ship of the desert for centuries been called and is indispensable for the local population. Muilbroedendelife In small oases tilapia's, but they are hunted by the desert crocodile Crocodylus suchusBarn swallow pull the Sahara about, but if they are on the go a toxic OASIS, they survive by eating fly packed with fresh water. This is also done by Wagtails . Other animals that come into view this episode are a dung beetle, a fringe toe iguana (genus Uma) and the silver ant Cataglyphis bombycina .

We see Eye to Eye In the filming of the ants in Egypt and filming the changes in the dunes over a period of 18 months in Libya.

"The Future"[Edit]Edit

About how the man to go with the environment and the future of the African fauna. Broadcast by the BBC on 6 February 2013.

The people of Africa grows huge and this population growth leads to habitat loss , particularly for the large wild mammals. Black rhinos have been heavily to contend with wild poaching because their horns on the black market in Asia are worth their weight in gold. Other animals are hunted for their meat and sold as bushmeat or used as an alternative to beef or goat meat. At the Maasai in Kenya was it used to be customary to kill Lions if they came too close, the cattle now are modern techniques used in order to avoid Lions. The mountain gorilla was once almost extinct, but thanks to intensive protection, including paid with revenues fromecotourism, there is now a viable population. Savanna elephants are more affected by drought than it used to be because they traditionally always travelled hundreds of kilometres in search of more fruitful areas, but by the rise of the man cut up the habitats are cut up; viaducts forms a solution. Gelada's used throughout Africa for, but it still only one kind of about that just for coming in the Ethiopian Highlands. Also forests andturtle soup are now intensively protected.

The last Eye to Eye is about the difficulties of filming in the wild, where rondwandelende Buffalo and thieving monkeys a continuous threat. A blind youngster of the black rhino leads to much emotion at the staff of the BBC.

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