Zoochosis is a very real psychological affliction affecting thousands of animals behind bars. The symptoms? Pacing. The monotonous, pendulum-like stride of so many animals, which we have all seen yet not observed or questioned, as they seem to ritually, hypnotically move from corner to corner of a cage not much more than a few paces wide. Manís fascination over the centuries for all things wild and woolly has led to the creation of zoos. However moral or immoral, the justification for their existence remains unresolved Ė are they there to titillate and entertain or are zoos organizations fulfilling valuable research, conservation and educational functions?
This award winning, awe inspiring, documentary series deals with all things African. We look at the fascinating diversity and lives of the African wildlifeÖ. from the lush rainforests, to the arid desert sands to the vast oceans surrounding the continent. We also explore the rich diversity of cultures and traditions of the various peoples and regions of this magical land;and, investigate the fragile African environments and manís interaction with her delicate ecosystems. Each program is headed up by a "Did you know" segment: an entertaining, even humorous, short subject followed by a fascinating feature story. Your whole family will enjoy this visual experience.