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Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 8: Why Owl's Head Turns All the Way Round

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Why do zebras have stripes and leopards spots, rhinos horns and camels humps? Tinga Tinga Tales tells a modern, young audience what really happened.

There was a time when Owl's head didn't turn all the way round. She had tiny little eyes and tiny little ears, and she found it very hard to stay awake. Then one day all the mangoes started disappearing in Tinga Tinga. Against all the animals' better judgement, Owl was ordered to watch over the mango tree - but the mangoes kept disappearing. Desperate to catch the thief, Owl stretched and strained to see who was stealing the precious mangoes, until her head turned all the way round and she saw who it was - it was the ants! From that day on, Owl was made the official night guard of Tinga Tinga. Show less

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