Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zebra Migration Is Such a Moving Drama ; PICK OF THE DAY NATURE'S EPIC JOURNEYS, BBC1 9pm

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zebra Migration Is Such a Moving Drama ; PICK OF THE DAY NATURE'S EPIC JOURNEYS, BBC1 9pm

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HERE'S something hugely humbling about watching thousands of wild animals charging across vast terrain on their annual migration.

TLiz Bonnin has been following iconic animals in this series, and this time it's zebra, which have to race to lush pastures in time for the rainy season.

And the timing is absolutely crucial - leave too early and there'll be no food on arrival, leave too late and they will go hungry before they even get started.

"This is the longest land migration in all of Africa," says Liz (we hear this fact a lot). The zebra will walk 250km across Botswana to Nxai Pan National Park.

It's a punishing route, and the beasts travel in family groups, meaning some will be pregnant or have young foals with them. …

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