Clip | Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 1: Paradise - Hippos Fight Over Territory

Watch as a pair of bull hippos battle for a pool on the Okavango and make a spectacular splash.

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- [Narrator] Everything seems to be in a constant state of interaction, often in the strangest of ways.

And it's all centered around the Okavango itself.

It is the single thread that connects all these characters, and all life here.

(hippo snorting) (water spraying) So a place in the rivers tender embrace is worth fighting for.

(hippo growling) (water splashing) (dramatic music) The rivers constant change throws territories up in the air.

Bull hippos find new pools in the flood, only to find that someone else has had exactly the same idea.

Mostly these fights are about noise and display, making a spectacular splash, staking that claim.

Here some victories are hollow, because these highly contested pools will ultimately ghost away anyway.

(hippos grunting) (water splashing) (dramatic music) (bird chirping)