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Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 7: Why Warthog Is So Ugly

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies

Stories telling a young audience how animals got their distinctive parts. Once Warthog was really rather handsome, but the animals grew tired of his boasting. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 19: Why Hare Hops

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Stories telling how animals got their unique qualities. Hare was one of the speediest animals in Tinga Tinga and no-one would race him, until Tortoise arrived. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 26: Why Woodpecker Pecks

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. There was a time when Woodpecker didn't peck. All the birds made a sound, but not Woodpecker. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 2

Episode 13: Why Aardvark Has a Sticky Tongue

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. Aardvark did not used to have a sticky tongue, until he got it stuck in the honey log. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 5: Why Hen Pecks at the Ground

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Animal stories. Hen borrows a needle from her friend to sew herself a coat, but the needle gets lost. From then on, Hen pecks the ground looking for it. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 13: Why Vulture Is Bald

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Stories telling a modern, young audience how different animals got their distinctive parts. Vulture's crown of beautiful feathers gets burnt by the sun. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 4: Why Tortoise Has a Broken Shell

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Stories telling a young audience how animals got their distinctive parts. When Tortoise fell and landed on his shiny shell, it broke into pieces. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 18: Why Jackal Howls at the Moon

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Stories telling a young audience how different animals got their distinctive parts. The animals make Jackal believe that the moon is made of honey. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 24: Why Zebra Has Stripes

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Stories telling a young audience how animals got their distinctive parts. Zebra tries on a black coat to hide better in the savannah, but it is too tight. Show more