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Africa Episode 3 of 6

The very heart of Africa is covered in dense tropical rainforest. The animals that live here find the most ingenious ways to carve out their space in a claustrophobic landscape. Danger lurks in every shadow, but some animals thrive here, from honey-stealing chimps to birds with a lineage as old as the dinosaurs, thundering elephants and kick-boxing frogs. Here in the Congo, no matter how tough the competition, you must stand up and fight for yourself and your patch.

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Wed 20 Jul 2016 15:10

Bioluminescence: lighting up the natural world

Bioluminescence: lighting up the natural world

A luminous fungus that illuminates the forest floor has been filmed for the first time, but why does nature put on this light show?


Read the BBC Nature article 


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PresenterDavid Attenborough
NarratorDavid Attenborough
Executive ProducerMichael Gunton
Series ProducerJames Honeyborne
ProducerVerity White

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Africa: Congo Q&A

The production team from David Attenborough's Africa series answer your Twitter and Facebook questions about Congo, episode three. The Q&A will start at 9pm tonight.

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