15-0256 Gorongosa Park: Rebirth of Paradise - New Blood
Produced by Off the Fence Productions
Category as a finalist: Sound
Bob and the lion team find one of the female cubs with a life-threatening wound and face a race-against-time to save her. Lions aren’t the only ones who need help. During the war most of the big grazers were killed for their meat. With less than 20 zebra and 100 eland in the park, the management team needs to make a tough choice to save them from the brink of local extinction. A massive relocation mission is launched to bring them back. But what happened to Gorongosa when these big grazers weren’t around to eat the grasses? It’s these kind of mysteries that are attracting the best scientists in the world here. Harvard insect expert, Piotr Naskrecki looks to the micro scale for answers and discovers a surprising hero that kept Gorongosa’s savannah alive after the war.