Science and Nature

Gorongosa Park

Experience the inspiring rebirth of an African wilderness through the eyes of Emmy Award-winning wildlife cameraman Bob Poole. Darting lions, wrestling crocs, facing down angry elephants - it's all part of a day's work as he joins the battle to re-wild a legendary national park.

Facing Fears of Elephants

1m 24s

From Episode 5 | Battle Lines | Park Guide Jose Montinho grew up with scary stories about elephants. Now, he's learning how to understand them and conquer his childhood fear.

Extras + Features

  • Losing Track of Time in the Drowned Forest: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Losing Track of Time in the Drowned Forest

    S1 E6 - 2m 14s

    From Episode 6 | Roaring Back | Wildlife cameraman Bob Poole takes a tour in a traditional dugout canoe through Gorongosa's flooded forest. Hear why he thinks Gorongosa is one of the greatest national parks in Africa.

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    Preview | Episode 6 | Roaring Back

    S1 E6 - 30s

    When Bob Poole returns to Gorongosa, he discovers a huge nesting colony of water birds. He resumes his search for the lion cubs that went missing. After many sleepless nights, he finally meets the park’s new cubs — the future of lions in Gorongosa.

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    Facing Fears of Elephants

    S1 E5 - 1m 24s

    From Episode 5 | Battle Lines | Park Guide Jose Montinho grew up with scary stories about elephants. Now, he's learning how to understand them and conquer his childhood fear.

  • Ants That Can't Walk: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ants That Can't Walk

    S1 E5 - 1m 23s

    From Episode 5 | Battle Lines | Ant expert Leeanne Alonso digs into a tree's bark to look for ants. What she finds is a wonder of adaptive evolution: ants with legs too short to walk.

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    Elephants Don't Forget, But They Can Forgive

    S1 E5 - 3m 8s

    From Episode 5 | Battle Lines | Ravaged by civil conflict, the park's elephants are wary. An elephant doesn't forget, but, in time, perhaps they can forgive. Elephant expert Joyce Poole meets the main matriarch, Provocadora, of Gorongosa's elephant family.

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    Preview | Episode 5 | Battle Lines

    S1 E5 - 30s

    A new lion’s arrival sparks a conflict among Gorongosa’s dominant lions. Joyce Poole has questions about the mysterious behavior of the Gorongosa’s elephants, and Bob Poole tastes the danger of crop-raiding elephants. Joyce has a breakthrough with the elephants.

  • Belly Rub Fit for a Kingfisher: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Belly Rub Fit for a Kingfisher

    S1 E4 - 1m 29s

    From Episode 4 | Hidden Worlds | Bird expert Greg Davies hears a lot more in a bird's call than a pretty song, and shows off his incredible skill. Watch as he reveals what these most extraordinary calls can teach us about an ecosystem.

  • Jumping Off a Cliff: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jumping Off a Cliff

    S1 E4 - 1m 28s

    From Episode 5 | Battle Lines | What's it like to rappel into the unknown? Greg Carr, president of Gorongosa's restoration project, is about to find out as he abseils into the park's least explored depths.

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    Africa's Largest Crocodile Population?

    S1 E4 - 1m 47s

    From Episode 2 | Elephant Whisperer | Meet croc expert Sven Bourquin, and hear why he thinks Gorongosa's crocodiles are so impressive.

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