Mongoose playground

Life around the Uptown Lodge is a like a giant playground for the young mongoose pups. They love tunnels and a water drain cries out for exploration. The older pups are inquistive, but the youngest ones are not too sure and need some encouragement from the adults. At one month old the pups are beginning to enjoy their new found independence and explore whatever they can, from finding water at the end of a dripping pipe to digging up grubs and beetles. With so many pups and adults out in one party, the air is alive with the calls and chirrups that help keep the group together. But pups are easily distracted, and as the mob moves on, Mungo and Mara - the smallest ones - find themselves alone in the water drain. They call loudly to attract attention, and thankfully it attracts the right attention as the mob returns to help them out.

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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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