Punda The Zebra
Airs Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
In unforgiving terrain teeming with apex predators, camouflage would seemingly be a necessity. However, one species of mammal decides to stick out in stark black and white.
The wildlife documentary “Punda The Zebra” follows one zebra foal, Punda, from birth to the end of the zebra’s annual great migration, the longest migration known among African mammals.
Despite its odd choice in attire, the zebra has adapted to being a member of the lower link in the food chain as well as any other. Less than an hour after birth for instance, Punda already learned how to run.
Over the course of this documentary, viewers get an unprecedented look as the baby zebra learns the dynamics of the herd, how to recognize his mother, and a host of survival techniques he will need to escape the claws of ferocious felines.
In addition to spotlighting the life of the zebra, the film also features insights into many of the amazing animals that make the savannah their home, including giraffes, wildebeest, warthogs, gazelles, bat-eared foxes, and the many bright and beautiful birds.