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Punda The Zebra

"Punda The Zebra" follows a zebra foal from its birth to the end of the annual great migration, one of the longest land migrations of the animal kingdom. Along the way, much is discovered about this mysterious animal as Punda (pictured) learns the skills he needs to survive alongside the many other amazing creatures in the African savannah.
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"Punda The Zebra" follows a zebra foal from its birth to the end of the annual great migration, one of the longest land migrations of the animal kingdom. Along the way, much is discovered about this mysterious animal as Punda (pictured) learns the skills he needs to survive alongside the many other amazing creatures in the African savannah.

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.

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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.

Punda with his mother and herd.
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Punda with his mother and herd.

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.

In addition to spotlighting the life of the zebra (Punda far right), 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.
Courtesy of American Public Television
In addition to spotlighting the life of the zebra (Punda far right), 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.
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"Punda The Zebra" was acquired by American Public Television from Java Films for syndication to public television stations nationwide.

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