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Beautiful Serengeti

"Beautiful Serengeti" shows the diversity of animals in this world of unspoiled landscapes and extraordinary scenery.
202212 episodes
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - The Chase
    February 1, 2022
    24min
    13+
    "The Chase" focuses on Africa's predators and how they hunt -- from cheetahs running down gazelles to lions taking on the mighty buffalo. Even the best hunters can be outrun and outwitted.
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  2. S1 E2 - The Hunt
    February 1, 2022
    24min
    7+
    "The Hunt" focuses on hunters and hunting, and the brutal ending of a life -- an act which sustains another's. The hunt is by far the most dramatic event taking place on the plains of the Serengeti.
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  3. S1 E3 - Defense
    February 1, 2022
    24min
    7+
    "Defense" explores defensive strategies that include the most powerful instinct -- a mother's love, which helps protect the next generation. This act of self-sacrifice, or risk of harm, typifies a mother's defense of her offspring.
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  4. S1 E4 - Protection
    February 1, 2022
    24min
    13+
    Animals use all sorts of strategies to protect their families and food from marauders.
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  5. S1 E5 - Family
    February 1, 2022
    24min
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    Explore the many different concepts of family in the natural world. See how animals get together, raising of cubs and chicks, and learn how family bonds can determine an animal's fate.
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  6. S1 E6 - Blood Kin
    February 1, 2022
    24min
    7+
    "Blood Kin" reveals more family strategies at work and the heavy price the young pay in hostile takeovers.
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  7. S1 E7 - Competition
    February 1, 2022
    24min
    7+
    Explore the ever-present challenges presented by competing for food, mating rights and territory. The competitive spirit is shown in the hunt and the competition between predator and prey.
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  8. S1 E8 - Rivals
    February 1, 2022
    24min
    7+
    See the animals of the Serengeti who seem to always be at war with each other. Species compete with each other over territories, and create ring fencing of these areas with scent marking.
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  9. S1 E9 - Migration
    February 1, 2022
    24min
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    The great herds take center stage in "Migration" as what's at stake is revealed for those with no home but the ground they find themselves standing on. The herds run the gamut of predators, as well as pressures unique to this nomadic way of life.
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  10. S1 E10 - Journey
    February 1, 2022
    24min
    7+
    Follow the annual migration through more hazards and dangers.
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  11. S1 E11 - Water Worlds
    February 1, 2022
    24min
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    Explore the rivers and lakes contained within the Serengeti eco-system and examine those whose lives are controlled by the presence -- or lack -- of life-giving water.
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  12. S1 E12 - River Giants
    February 1, 2022
    24min
    7+
    Explore the river environment of the enormous Nile crocodiles and hippopotamus.
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Content advisory
Violence
Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Directors
Alan MillerJochem Van Den Bos
Producers
Evert Van Den BosJochem Van Den Bos
Starring
Simon Shrimpton-Smith
Studio
PBS
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