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Migration from the cold

Duration: 02:40

Travelling in family groups from their breeding grounds in the Arctic, whooper swans stop off at the Caspian Sea before continuing to warmer spots of the Mediterranean. The saiga antelope, now covered in a thick fur coat to keep them warm, have moved down to the Caspian, the most southerly point of their annual migration.

Available since: Wed 8 Feb 2012

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Realms of the Russian Bear Green Jewel of the Caspian

1/6 This episode shows the verdant beauty of the wetlands surrounding the Caspian Sea.

First broadcast: 15 Nov 1992

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