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The Pygmy Hippo: A Very Secret Life

Natural World, 2014-2015 Episode 5 of 10

The pygmy hippo is one of nature's last great mysteries. Solitary, secretive and extremely hard to find, scientists know almost nothing about this endangered animal in the wild and what it needs to survive. Now, a young Australian ecologist, Wei-Yeen Yap, is taking on what could be 'mission impossible'. In a remote West African rainforest, Wei investigates the secret life of the pygmy hippo, attempting to unravel its mysteries in the hope that with greater knowledge we will be able to save it.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Sat 7 Jun 2014 01:40
BBC Two except Scotland


Role Contributor
DirectorHayley Smith
ProducerHayley Smith
Series EditorRoger Webb
NarratorDavid Harewood

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