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Season 1  "Grasslands"  1x5

Aired 2 years ago - Dec 04, 2016

Grasslands cover one quarter of all land and support the vast gatherings of wildlife, but to survive here animals must endure the most hostile seasonal changes on the planet.From Asia's bizarre looking saiga antelope, to the giant ant-eaters of Brazil, grassland animals have adapted in extraordinary ways to cope with these extremes. In the flooded Okavango, lions take on formidable buffalo in epic battles, on the Savannah bee-eaters take advantage of elephants to help catch insects and on the freezing northern tundra, caribou embark on great migrations shadowed by hungry Arctic wolves.

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Every year, 5,000 square miles of grassland are flooded.
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Buffalo arrive in herds 2,000 strong.
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During summer, European meadowlands are full of food,
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for the best food in this tiny forest is at the very top of its canopy.
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Harvest mice seldom go all the way down to the ground.
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Her babies must fatten up quickly.
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The bee-eaters need someone to stir things up a bit.
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This time there's more than enough transport to go around.
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Soon, the grass will wither, and this opportunity will have gone.
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He needs an even surface,
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In northern Australia, termites memorialise their industry in sculpture.
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break down dead grass and extract the nutrients.
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And that's a problem shared with a surprising neighbour.
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Over 70,000 caribou babies will be born in the next few days.
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It may look playful, but there's no harder life on the grasslands
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Only a few weeks old, and this calf's will to survive is remarkable.
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It's time for the new technology to prove its worth.
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Sandesh has met some grumpy locals.
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If the wildlife is unfriendly to humans,
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Nothing attracts tigers like a rhino carcass.
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