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CLIP 8953

Elephants in the Namib Desert

Elephants in the Namib Desert
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Key Info
  • Elephants in the Namib Desert
  • Duration: 01:53
  • Even elephants are dwarfed by the huge dunes of the Namib desert in Namibia. The elephants survive in a harsh, barren environment with very little food or water. This clip is published as part of the BBC Wildlife Finder where you can find further clips and resources on this subject - bbc.co.uk/wildlifefinder/. Please note these clips are only available in Flash and run at a higher bit rate than other videos on Class Clips - they may require a higher broadband connection speed to play correctly.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Living Things in their Environments: Habitats

  • Keywords: Africa, desert, sand, heat, Namibia, elephants
Ideas for use in class
  • Compare this environment to wetlands or forests. Why is it so difficult for animals and plants to survive in the desert?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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