The Secret Ways of Hippos

In the oxbow lakes of Zambia’s Luangwa River, giants lurk just below the surface. Carpeted by Nile cabbage, these overgrown oases are a haven for hippos. Here, they want for nothing… but a river cannot always be in flood. The Luangwa transforms from a lush paradise to a boneyard in the dry season. During these harsh months, the largest concentration of hippos on Earth must wrestle for space in a rapidly shrinking river. We uncover the mysteries of these iconic species. And reveal their survival tactics against the elements, a legion of opportunistic predators, and even their kind. Follow one hippo’s journey from tiny calf… to titan. Discover what lies just below the surface… Discover the Secret Ways of Hippos.

  • Peter Lamberti
  • Helen Young
  • Peter Lamberti
  • Gary Lamberti
  • Peter Lamberti
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Television
  • Genres:
    Natural History, Wildlife, Documentary, Animal Behavior, Nature
  • Runtime:
    50 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 8, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
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  • Shooting Format:
    HD 1920x1080
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Distribution Information
  • Earth Touch UK
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director - Peter Lamberti