The area round Lake Rankul is virtually a desert. Water-loving primulas grow near the lake and streams, but elsewhere at this high altitude it is a harsh environment for plants. Those that live here have adapted to cold temperatures at night, hot temperatures during the day and strong, dry winds. Most plants grow low and flat - as close to the ground as possible - to get shelter.
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2/6 Creatures of the USSR's remote mountains ranges, high deserts & inhospitable soda lakes.
First broadcast: 22 Nov 1992
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