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The Pygmy Hippo: A Very Secret Life

Episode 5 of 10

Wildlife documentary. Little is known of the endangered pygmy hippo. In an attempt to save it, an ecologist in a West African rainforest sets about unravelling its secret life.

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.

1 hour


Role Contributor
Director Hayley Smith
Producer Hayley Smith
Series Editor Roger Webb
Narrator David Harewood
Executive Producer Kate Broome


  • Fri 9 May 2014 21:00
  • Sat 10 May 2014 18:00
  • Sun 11 May 2014 13:00
  • Sat 7 Jun 2014 01:40
  • Sat 18 Nov 2017 19:00
  • Sun 19 Nov 2017 01:50
  • Fri 4 Jan 2019 13:25

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