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Documentary following young animals as they take their first steps and face their earliest challenges.
The great plains of Africa are home to some of the most iconic animals on the planet. Growing up here means safari babies face immense challenges that will really test them. With the largest herds on the planet all competing for the same food, and dangerous predators round every corner, the African savannah is a hugely competitive place.
This film follows animals including the newly born elephant calf who, with her mum, has become separated from the safety of the herd. She must battle against scorching heat to search for the rest of the family. Even predators are having a hard time; six adorable cheetah cubs are chased from a kill by vultures, and now they need to start to learn to hunt for themselves. Elsewhere, a young zebra foal has to cross the treacherous waters of a crocodile-infested river - despite her still-wobbly legs.
They are all setting out on their own adventures, and must learn fast if they're going to make it to adulthood.
Documentary following young animals as they take their first steps and face their earliest challenges. Seventy per cent of Earth is covered in water. Many animals that live in water come on land to have their babies, and being born this way presents some major challenges for water babies to overcome. For some, simply getting to water in the first place can be the biggest trial of their young lives, whilst others have to face up to their first swimming lesson or get to grips with vital adult skills. Meet the adorable baby fur seal pup who has lost his mother amongst three million other fur seals that crowd the beaches of South Georgia. Watch how the daredevil ducklings take an amazing leap of faith whilst barely a day old. Meet the three boisterous giant otter pups that need to get to grips with toilet training and learning to hunt for themselves. All the water babies must learn fast if they're going to make through the most dangerous days of their lives. episode 2.
Mountains cover almost a quarter of the earth's land surface, and they are some of the most challenging places for animals to live. It's hard enough surviving on these sheer cliffs and snowy mountainsides if you're an experienced adult, but for a baby it's an immense struggle. Mountain babies must battle extreme weather and hungry predators. With food difficult to find, they have to work hard for every mouthful. Just getting around this hazardous environment is a tough ask for the youngsters.
Meet the clumsy guanaco calf who has to stand up within minutes of being born, the wild mountain goat kid crossing raging mountain rivers and a young musk ox escaping from the jaws of hungry wolves. This programme follows the story of these youngsters through the most dangerous days of their lives. It's a huge adventure, and all these trials must be overcome if they are to grow up to become successful adults.
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