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A Wildebeest Calf Wanders Dangerously Close to a Lion Pride

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A Wildebeest Calf Wanders Dangerously Close to a Lion Pride

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Wildebeest calves are hardwired to stay close to their mothers, no matter what. But this poor calf?s mother has been killed by lions ? and now he stands too close to the pride.

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Journey to the Liuwa Plains, one of Africa's last wild places. This remote landscape is one of jarring extremes. For half the year, it's a dry, barren plain where only the toughest survive. Then, torrential rains bring relief, transforming the plains into a bountiful wetland paradise. Discover how creatures of all sizes--from colonies of termites to vast herds of wildebeest--have adapted to thrive in these two very different worlds.

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