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Valley of the Golden Baboon - Region 2 National Geographic DVD

Valley of the Golden Baboon - Region 2 National Geographic DVD
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“Villains emerge, predators lurk on all sides, but a large troupe of golden baboons proves that they are the master survivors in the harsh reality of Zambia’s Luangwa Valley”

There is a valley in Africa forgotten in time and so remote and isolated that even nature does not follow its usual pattern here.

Flooded by summer rain, its fertile plains turn to dust and burn to a crisp in the dry season; the Luangwa River becomes a slender lifeline for the wildlife that must drink from its banks. This is the arena of the crafty Yellow Baboon.

This is a unique documentary about a large family of yellow baboons, set against the every day perils of life beside a shrinking watering hole. African wildlife does not get harsher or more cruel than this, when the extreme seasons reduce the Luangwa River to a trickle and each animal is in fear of its life.

Whilst the land is ravaged by drought in an unforgiving dry season, the baboons are resourceful, very crafty and good at finding food. Their lives are finely tuned to the existence of other wildlife, mainly the herds of elephants and impala, but also the solitary leopards, stalking the grasslands and watering holes.

The baboons’ most powerful enemy is the lion, but their real nemesis is the sleek, silent, stalking leopard, their most feared enemy by far.

Valley of the Golden Baboon is a multiple award-winning film by renowned film makers Peter and Stefania Lamberti. They have produced a close-up account of what life in a troupe of baboons is like, including: playing, fighting, foraging, posturing, grooming and mating.

The film has won several awards, including golds at the Houston International Film Festival and the Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival.

The superbly filmed and edited footage includes some truly amazing scenes, eg a crocodile hunting in a shallow pool, a huge herd of aggressive hippos fighting for space in a shrinking watering hole, a leopard killing one of the baboons and the relentless rivalry between the troupe leader and an outside male.

The film has a well-scripted and often amusing storyline and is accompanied by a stirring and sensitive sound track. This documentary is destined to be one of the great wildlife films of all times.

This DVD is accompanied by a beautifully illustrated 24-page hardback reference book. Watch the close-up wildlife film and at the same time read the book to learn about habitats, diet, life cycle and more. The book is packed with intriguing facts, illustrations, photography and a 'Test your knowledge' quiz.

Narrated by Samuel West.
Produced by Peter & Stefania Lamberti for Aquavision (2004).
As featured on National Geographic.

 To watch a pre-view of this DVD please visit YouTube or watch it at the bottom of this page 


Region:             Region 2 (UK, Europe, etc)

Video format:     PAL

Sound:              Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo

Language:         English, French, Italian, German

Subtitles:          None

Screen size:      Widescreen (16:9)

Duration:           50 mins approx



This DVD is produced in PAL video format (UK/Europe/Australia/New Zealand/etc). Buyers in the USA, Canada, Japan and other NTSC regions should check compatibility with their equipment before purchasing this DVD. If in doubt, please contact us.


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Valley of the Golden Baboon - Region 2 National Geographic DVD
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