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Episode 5: Africa's Dragon Mountain

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

An intimate portrait of the spectacular Drakensberg - 'dragon mountains' - of South Africa, following giant antelope, bone-cracking vultures and raucous baboons as they struggle to survive in a land of extremes.

Serval cats and jackals patrol the slopes watching for any weakness and bearded vultures fly overhead. Eland antelope face constant challenges straight from birth and climb high to find food but avoid wildfires, freezing rain and starvation on the way. Despite these battles, this mountain kingdom offers some respite in summer and allows life to cling on in Africa's stunning Dragon Mountains. Show less

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