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Herd mentality; WILD AFRICA (BBC2, 9pm).

IT would appear that the Beeb is ignoring the old showbiz adage about working with children and animals this evening.

At the same time as the documentary on the Walton sexuplets is being screen, on BBC2 is more about the wildlife of Africa.

Tonight's episode focuses on the plains of the Serengeti and are told that more animals live on these grasslands than anywhere else on the planet. Haven't we been told this before about the rainforest? Maybe its numbers rather than species.

Whatever. The photography is, as usual, stunning, as we get migrating hordes of animals plus aardvarks, baboons and storks - there's even an explanation as to why buffalo have long faces. I'm sure there's a joke there somewhere.

And the programme even gives an account of the effect humans had on the environment when the discovered fire. Great stuff.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 14, 2001
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