Battle at Kruger

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Nature Documentary hosted by Chip Roughton and published by National Geographic in 2007 - English narration

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Caught on Safari: Battle at Kruger

An amazing tournament of animal survival at a South African watering hole is captured on a vacation video. Enlisting the help of wildlife experts, National Geographic deconstructs this battle.

Lions and Buffalo and Crocs, oh my!

For those of you who aren't part of the 29 million people who have watched this breathtaking, and surprisingly well-taped Youtube video, this is your chance. Even if you watch with one hand over your eyes, that's fine, just make sure you can peek through your fingers.

I can't say enough about NGC's 45 minute insight into this video. Don't get me wrong, the eight minute video, shown as the conclusion, is the highlight of the show, but there is a nicely fleshed out back story with lots of information thrown in, including a step-by-step breakdown of the video.

As one who had not previously viewed the Youtube video, the anticipation quietly built as I watched the program. At times I found myself pitying, and rooting for, a young African Buffalo, being fought over between a Pride of Lions and a Crocodile. Then my own hypocrisy caught up with me, (Did I have a burger for lunch?), and I started to feel for the hungry, inexperienced Lions.

My emotional tug-of-war didn't last long as the herd of African Buffalo stormed back to try and rescue their young. The conclusion shows one especially heroic Buffalo that inspires the herd in an attempt to scatter the Lions.

It is truly amazing to see animals in the wild, whom are believed to be inferior to humans, act more emotional and heroic than some of us. Maybe this is where our army came up with the idea that no one gets left behind.

I recommend watching this program for a more enhanced and detailed viewing of the battle at Kruger.

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Frames Per Second: 25.000
Audio Codec: 0x0055 MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 128kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: English
RunTime Per Part: 45:27.840
Number Of Parts: 1
Part Size: 638MB
Subtitles: tvcap , NO
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