Beautiful Serengeti

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Nature Documentary hosted by Simon Shrimpton Smith, published by PBS in 2017 - English narration

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Shows the diversity of animals in East Africa, in unspoiled landscapes and extraordinary sceneries.

[edit] Ch1 - The Chase

Focusing 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.

[edit] Ch2 - The Hunt

Focusing on hunters and hunting, the brutal ending of a life, an act which sustains another's. The hunt is by far the most dramatic event on the plains of the Serengeti.

[edit] Ch3 - Defence

Discover defensive strategies that include the most powerful instinct, a mother's love - the protection of the next generation. It is the act of self-sacrifice or risk of harm that typifies a mother's defence of her offspring.

[edit] Ch4 - Protection

Learn how animals use all sorts of strategies to protect their families and food from marauders.

[edit] Ch5 - Family

Exploring the many different concepts of family in the natural world: getting together, the raising of cubs and chicks and how family bonds can determine an animal's fate.

[edit] Ch6 - Blood Kin

Revealing more family strategies at work, and the heavy price the young pay in hostile takeovers.

[edit] Ch7 - Competition

Looking at the ever-present challenges presented by competing for food, mating rights or territory. The competitive spirit is shown in the hunt, the competition between predator and prey.

[edit] Ch8 - Rivals

Some animals in the Serengeti seem to be forever at war. Species compete with each other over territories, ring fencing these areas with scent marking.

[edit] Ch9 - Migration

The great herds take centre stage, running the gamut of predators and pressures unique to this nomadic way of life.

[edit] Ch10 - Journey

The annual migration continues on through more hazards and dangers.

[edit] Ch11 - Water Worlds

Turning to the rivers and lakes contained in the Serengeti eco-system and looking at creatures whose lives are controlled by the presence or lack of life-giving water.

[edit] Ch12 - River Giants

Exploring the river environment, where the enormous Nile crocodiles and hippopotamus are found.

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  • Video Codec: x265 CABAC Main@L3
  • Video Bitrate: CRF 23 (~1070Kbps)
  • Video Resolution: 960x540
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Frames Rate: 25 FPS
  • Audio Codec: HE-AAC
  • Audio Bitrate: 64Kbps CVBR 48KHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 4h 42m (total)
  • Number Of Parts: 1 (12 chapters)
  • Part Size: 2.24 GB
  • Source: PDTV
  • Encoded by: JungleBoy

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