Serengeti Diary


60m 1989

Brief Synopsis

"Wingers Over the Serengeti" reveals nature's most misunderstood creatures--vultures and other scavengers--as an integral part of Africa's bounty. Were it not for their recycling of the raw elements and left-over carcasses of life, the plains would be an immense graveyard. From the mighty lion to th

Film Details

Also Known As
National Geographic Specials (04/12/89), Wings Over the Serengeti
Release Date
1989

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Synopsis

"Wingers Over the Serengeti" reveals nature's most misunderstood creatures--vultures and other scavengers--as an integral part of Africa's bounty. Were it not for their recycling of the raw elements and left-over carcasses of life, the plains would be an immense graveyard. From the mighty lion to the lowly dung beetle, each creature has a place in Africa's circle of life. High above the tooth-and-claw drama of the Serengeti, nature's undertakers are watching and waiting. Reviled but vital, vultures bide their time until the inevitable feasting opportunity. Any unlucky carcass is dispatched in a matter of minutes by a feeding frenzy that attracts jackals and hyenas along with the vultures. Scavenging insects swarm over the remaining bones and horns.

Film Details

Also Known As
National Geographic Specials (04/12/89), Wings Over the Serengeti
Release Date
1989

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

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