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Hippos: Africa's River Giants

With incredible underwater footage, David Attenborough reveals the true nature of the hippopotamus – an animal that cannot swim yet is utterly dependent on water.

David Attenborough reveals the life of the hippopotamus as never seen before. With incredible underwater footage, this film delves into the world of the hippo – an animal that cannot swim yet is utterly dependent on water.

In Botswana's Okavango delta, hippos face an unparalleled challenge - deep floodwaters dry to dust in a matter of months. In one extraordinary season, the team go beneath the surface to see them protect their families and face their enemies as they deal with the drought. Going far beyond their dangerous reputation, the show discovers the true nature of the hippo, an animal that is compassionate, sensitive and highly intelligent.

59 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator David Attenborough
Director Brad Bestelink
Producer Laura Marshall
Producer Lucy Meadows
Production Company Icon Films

Broadcasts

  • Fri 26 Jul 2019 21:00
  • Sat 27 Jul 2019 19:30
  • Wed 18 Sep 2019 08:00

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