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Wild AustraliaDesert of the Red Kangaroo (Episode 1)

They are the true Australians: red kangaroos, who traverse the outback with giant leaps. The red giants are the largest marsupials on earth, and can cover up to 12 metres in a single jump. Their habitat is the desert, the fiery heart of Australia. Red kangaroos are perfectly adapted to dryness and heat. In an environment where humans die of heatstroke after a few hours, the kangaroos have been successfully raising their young for thousands of years – thanks to their pouches. Rare behavioural footage from the inside of the pouch shows how cramped it can sometimes get in there for the kangaroo offspring. No matter how hostile the territory surrounding Uluru is, a special appearance causes the air to bristle with life: hundreds of thousands of bright green budgerigars gather round the few still existent watering holes. Their survival strategy: safety in numbers – predators have a hard time plucking a single bird from the huge flock. But birds of prey aren’t put off that easily, and soon a life-and-death struggle begins...

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