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The desert heat has evaporated so much water from the Umm Al-maa oasis in the Sahara desert, that it is saltier than the sea. Yet migrating sparrows feast here. How? Watch this short little clip from BBC’s Africa documentary series to find out.

Poisonous Sahara Oasis

Here’s a little clip from BBC Earth’s hard-to-find series, Wild Caribbean. It features acrobatic and highly intelligent capuchin monkeys in a coastal forest area of Costa Rica.

Caribbean Capuchins

This is one of the greatest moments of nature film history: BBC and David Attenborough introducing one of the world’s best bird mimics, who can even immitate human sounds such as cameras and chainsaws: the superb lyre bird!

Best Bird Mimic

Step inside a working ant production line when BBC films an entire colony of leaf-cutter ants from South America brought indoors in this remarkable project! This 89-minute documentary film is available for FREE on YouTube.

Watch this fun BBC video featuring David Attenborough and a band of banded mongooses (Mungos mungo).

More on this charming species:
Arkive
Animal Diversity Web
BBC Nature
Siyabona Africa

Band of Banded Mongooses

Some insects secrete chemicals that force their host plants to protect them!

The Gall Makers

Learn about Dwarf Mongooses (BBC video)

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Dwarf Mongoose resources on this site