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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

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

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

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Stories telling a young audience how animals got their distinctive parts. Owl becomes a night guard when mangoes start disappearing. 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 19: Why Hare Hops

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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 2

Episode 12: Why Peacock Struts

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Stories about how different animals became distinctive. Peacock wants to have the biggest and the best tail in Tinga Tinga. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 7: Why Warthog Is So Ugly

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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 21: Why Rhino Charges

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Stories telling a young audience how animals got their distinctive parts. Here, monkeys make Rhino a horn from wood so he can join in the Dance of the Horns. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 11: Why Frog Croaks

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Stories telling how different animals got their distinctive parts. The birds trick poor old Frog into a singing duel, and his voice is reduced to a ribbit. Show more