Milk bar kids

At the mongoose den the babysitters have their hands full with all the new babies exploring their surroundings. As they grow up any of the mob can act as babysitter, but only new mothers can provide the necessary milk. Pups grow at a fast rate, tripiling in size in just a month. They are fully dependent on milk until they are five weeks old, when they will be weaned and begin making foraging trips with the adults in search of food. Competition for milk is fierce, but a competitive spirit is key to mongoose survival. Pups need to be strong and healthy, as the weaker pups can easily be left behind when the family moves den. So when the milk bar opens, it's every pup for themselves.

Release date: 15 Feb 2010

54 seconds


Role Contributor
Camera OperatorRalph Bower
Camera OperatorMark MacEwen
Camera OperatorJohn Waters
Camera OperatorLuke Barnett
Camera AssistantHelen Johnson
ConsultantDr Michael Cant
NarratorDexter Fletcher
Production ManagerJanelle Backes
Production ManagerAnna McGill
ProducerColin Jackson
Executive ProducerWendy Darke
Assistant ProducerLouise Emerson
ComposerWill Slater

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