Planet Earth II goes into the desert in episode 4

2017-02-25 16:00

Cape Town - In this episode we visit the world’s deserts, a land of extremes that pushes life to the limit. 

Animals here have developed ingenious ways of dealing with the hostile conditions – giving rise to the most incredible survival stories on Earth. 

A pride of desert lions are so hungry they risk hunting a giraffe several times their size, whilst male sand grouse fly nearly 200 kilometres each day from their nests to the nearest waterhole, simply to collect water for their chicks – and when they arrive there are predators waiting for them. 

And, never filmed before, a tiny bat takes on one of the world’s deadliest scorpions just to get a meal.

Watch a trailer here:

Tune in for the episode on Sunday, 16:00 on BBC Earth (DStv 184).

(Photos: BBC Earth)

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