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The trees that shape African wildlife

Surviving in Africa is not easy. A demanding human population increases the pressure on wilderness areas and persecutes the animals that threaten crops and livestock. But there are some protected areas in southern Africa where leopards, elephants and hyenas live a sheltered existence.

Trees Of Life tells three stories of the endurance and survival of Africa’s most iconic natural history symbols – from predators to prey, extreme environments and legendary trees. A pride of lions, a territorial leopard and a cheetah mother play out their lives in the shadows of three impressive trees – the Sausage tree in the Luangwa Valley in Zambia, the Acacia Camel Thorn, in the Kalahri in South Africa and the Marula Tree in the Manyaleti near the Kruger National Park.

This is the incredible story of the hunters and the prey that depend on these remarkable trees – the trees of life.

Programme Information

  • Genre: Nature and Wildlife

  • Subgenre: Factual

  • Producers: Obsessively Creative

  • Broadcaster: Discovery Communications

  • Duration: 3 x 60'

  • Tags: Trees Animals Wild Survival Africa

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