Hippo Beach

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Hippo bulls fighting in water

Think you know all about hippos? Think again! NATURE’S HIPPO BEACH will have you seeing these heavyweight creatures in a different light!

Hippos may not look much like champion athletes, nor do they look like they have secrets hidden beneath their tough, muddy hides, but these strong, bulky animals have been surprising naturalists for years. From the study of hippos’ essential relationships with birds to the discovery that hippos can communicate underwater, these mammals deserve a closer look.

Considered one of the most dangerous animals in Africa, modern-day inhabitants and ancient Egyptians show an understanding of these powerful animals in their myths and folklore. While praised as protectors, hippos are often seen as violently aggressive, destroying crops and sometimes harming those who underestimate their surprising speed and agility. NATURE takes you to the sands of the Luangwa River’s Hippo Beach to explore these fascinating animals.

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Online content for Hippo Beachwas originally posted September 2007.

Production Credits Print

Television Credits

Narrated by

MARK HAMILL

Producer

PHIL CHAPMAN

Photography

JUSTIN MAGUIRE

Film Editor

MARTIN ELSBURY

Dubbing Editor

KATE HOPKINS

Dubbing Mixer

GRAHAM WILD

Music

JENNIE MUSKETT

Writer

SOPHIE COOPER

Assistant Producer

CLUNY SOUTH

Researcher

EMMA ROLFE

Field Assistant

REUBEN MBAO

Production Coordinator

YVONNE WEBB

Unit Manager

CHRISTINA HAMILTON

The BBC Wishes to Thank:

Zambia Wildlife Authority

Zambia Information Services

South Luangwa Area Management Unit

People of the Luangwa Valley

Jo & Robin Pope

Series Editor

NEIL NIGHTINGALE

BBC Bristol

Web Credits

Producer
DANIEL B. GREENBERG

Designer
MICHAEL DIMAURO

Pagebuilding
BRIAN SANTALONE

Writer
ELIZABETH OWEN

Technical Director
BRIAN LEE

Lesson Plans Writers
MAUREEN CARROLL, LAUREL BLAINE,
Bay Breeze Educational Resources

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To order a copy of HIPPO BEACH, please visit the NATURE Shop.

Online content for HIPPO BEACHwas originally posted September 2007.