Coming up on 5050 this Sunday 27 January
SAVING OUR DRAGONS
First-time filmmaker and the 3rd winner of the Nature Environment Wildlife Film Festival (or NEWF) N.E.W Pitch, Shivan Parusnath, showcases his film. Also a PhD student, Shivan is studying reptiles and the film documents his passion for Sungazer lizards which are also the focus of his research. With their unique dragon-like appearance, Sungazers are high in demand as pets around the world, but there is a problem: they don’t breed in captivity and all the animals we see in the trade worldwide, come directly from our threatened South African wild populations. #Need2Know
Ecobricks is the new environmentally-friendly brick on the block! Basically, ecobricks are plastic bottles stuffed tightly with non-recyclable materials – and you can build just about any structure with them! We take a look at a whole bunch of ways it’s being used in Cape Town… it’s so inspiring you may just be ecobricking yourself after watching this!
Head guide at Kwa Maritane, Eugene le Roux, often conducts guided walks for guests. But one morning things change for the worst when Eugene is faced by an elephant in full charge! Find out what happens in Doodsbenoud.
WONDERWÊRELD: LIFE ON THE SWAMPS
In northern reaches of Zambia’s Kafue National Park, the flood waters recede for only a few months a year, revealing a swampy grassland known as the Busanga Plains. Each creature that calls these swamps home has adapted a unique method of survival… including the lions who’ve had to become expert swamp hunters!
SIMON SAYS: TEA AND COFFEE
Why is tea is hotter than coffee? Is that even true? Grab a cuppa and tune in when Simon reveals the scientific reasons behind this phenomenon in Simon Says.
VELDFOKUS In VeldFokus the feeding frenzy continues… we’ve got an ant snatching wasp cocoons…a gecko eating a scorpion…and a fiscal tearing a house sparrow apart!
Tune in this Sunday at 19h00 on SABC 2!