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Series 2 - Why Parrot Can't Keep A Secret

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Parrot Can't Keep A Secret

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. Parrot cannot open his beak, until one day when he sees a beast steal Lion's mane.

11-12-2017

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Series 2 - Why Eagle Rules The Skies

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Eagle Rules The Skies

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. There was a time when Eagle did not rule the skies.

10-12-2017

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Series 2 - Why Puffadder Sheds His Skin

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Puffadder Sheds His Skin

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. Puffadder did not shed his skin, until he learned a lesson from Camel.

09-12-2017

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Series 2 - Why Whale Spouts

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Whale Spouts

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. A storm carries Whale from the ocean to the Waterhole, where she gets stuck. How will she get out?

08-12-2017

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Series 2 - Why Aardvark Has A Sticky Tongue

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Aardvark Has A Sticky Tongue

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. Aardvark did notused to have a sticky tongue, until he got it stuck in the honey log.

07-12-2017

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Series 2 - Why Peacock Struts

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Peacock Struts

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. Peacock wants to have the biggest and the best tail in Tinga Tinga.

06-12-2017

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Series 2 - Why Bees Sting

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Bees Sting

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. There is a honey shortage in Tinga Tinga and something has to be done. Luckily, Tortoise has a cunning plan.

05-12-2017

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Series 2 - Why Baboon Has A Bare Bottom

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Baboon Has A Bare Bottom

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. There was a time when Baboon was very naughty, until the other animals taught him a lesson.

04-12-2017

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Series 2 - Why Buffalo Has Horns

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Buffalo Has Horns

Children's animation about how different animals became distinctive. Buffalo lives near the swamp, until one day it moves and he has to find a new home.

03-12-2017

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Series 2 - Why Guinea Fowl Has Dots

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Guinea Fowl Has Dots

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. Tortoise challenges Guinea Fowl to find out why the top of Mount Tinga Tinga shines.

02-12-2017

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Series 2 - Why Hummingbird Hums

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Hummingbird Hums

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. Songbird realises she can hum much better than she can sing, and so becomes Hummingbird.

01-12-2017

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Series 1 - Why Vulture Is Bald

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Vulture Is Bald

Stories telling a modern, young audience how different animals got their distinctive parts. Vulture's crown of beautiful feathers gets burnt by the sun.

29-11-2017

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Series 1 - Why Spider Has A Tiny Waist

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Spider Has A Tiny Waist

Stories telling how different animals got their distinctive parts. Greedy Spider hears of four feasts in Tinga Tinga and wants to go to them all.

28-11-2017

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Series 1 - Why Hen Pecks At The Ground

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Hen Pecks At The Ground

Animal stories. Hen borrows a needle from her friend to sew herself a coat, but the needle gets lost. From then on, Hen pecks the ground looking for it.

27-11-2017

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Series 2 - Why Bushbaby Has Big Eyes

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Bushbaby Has Big Eyes

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. There was a time when Bushbaby did not have big eyes, until she saw Majitu the Great Giant.

26-11-2017

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Series 1 - Why Lizard Always Hides Under Rocks

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Lizard Always Hides Under Rocks

Stories telling a young audience how animals got their distinctive parts. The animals teach greedy Lizard a lesson when he pinches their food.

24-11-2017

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Series 1 - Why Owl's Head Turns All The Way Round

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Owl's Head Turns All The Way Round

Stories telling a young audience how animals got their distinctive parts. Owl becomes a night guard when mangoes start disappearing.

23-11-2017

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Series 1 - Why Tortoise Has A Broken Shell

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Tortoise Has A Broken Shell

Stories telling a young audience how animals got their distinctive parts. When Tortoise fell and landed on his shiny shell, it broke into pieces.

22-11-2017

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Series 1 - Why Giraffe Has A Long Neck

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Giraffe Has A Long Neck

Stories telling a young audience how animals got their distinctive parts. Giraffe had a short neck until her head became stuck in a honey tree.

21-11-2017

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Series 1 - Why Elephant Has A Trunk

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Elephant Has A Trunk

Stories telling a modern, young audience how different animals got their distinctive parts. The story of how Elephant got his trunk.

20-11-2017

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Series 2 - Why Ostrich Sticks Her Head In The Ground

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Ostrich Sticks Her Head In The Ground

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. Ostrich was once covered in feathers but wasn't very good at flying at all.

04-11-2017

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Series 1 - Why Woodpecker Pecks

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Woodpecker Pecks

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. There was a time when Woodpecker didn't peck. All the birds made a sound, but not Woodpecker.

29-10-2017

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Series 1 - Why Snake Has No Legs

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Snake Has No Legs

Stories telling a young audience how different animals got their distinctive parts. Snake had hundreds of legs, until he swapped them all for Millipede's eyes.

28-10-2017

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Series 1 - Why Flamingo Stands On One Leg

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Flamingo Stands On One Leg

Stories telling a young audience how animals got their distinctive parts. Flamingo stands on one leg so she doesn't take up space at the water hole.

16-10-2014

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Series 1 - Why Zebra Has Stripes

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Zebra Has Stripes

Stories telling a young audience how animals got their distinctive parts. Zebra tries on a black coat to hide better in the savannah, but it is too tight.

14-10-2014

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Series 1 - Why Crocodile Has A Bumpy Back

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Crocodile Has A Bumpy Back

Stories telling young children how animals got their distinctive parts. Here, the story of how Crocodile got his bumpy back and became grumpy.

13-10-2014

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Series 1 - Why Tickbird Sits On Hippo's Back

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Tickbird Sits On Hippo's Back

Stories about how animals got their unique characteristics. Tickbird challenges Hippo to see who can drink the most in a single gulp.

12-10-2014

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Series 1 - Why Bat Hangs Upside Down

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Bat Hangs Upside Down

Stories telling a young audience how animals got their distinctive parts. Bat loves scaring the other animals by saying boo, so they teach him a lesson.

11-10-2014

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Series 1 - Why Lion Roars

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Lion Roars

Stories telling how different animals got their distinctive characteristics. Following Flea's advice, Lion goes to the great cave of Tinga Tinga to get his roar back.

10-10-2014

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Series 1 - Why Hare Hops

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Hare Hops

Stories telling how animals got their unique qualities. Hare was one of the speediest animals in Tinga Tinga and no-one would race him, until Tortoise arrived.

09-10-2014

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Series 1 - Why Porcupine Has Quills

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Porcupine Has Quills

Stories telling a young audience how animals got their distinctive parts. How Porcupine lost her soft coat to naughty Jackal and replaced it with quills.

08-10-2014

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Series 1 - Why Hippo Has No Hair

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Hippo Has No Hair

Stories telling a young audience how different animals got their distinctive parts. There was a time when Hippo had lots of hair, and she was always hot.

07-10-2014

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Series 1 - Why Frog Croaks

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Frog Croaks

Stories telling how different animals got their distinctive parts. The birds trick poor old Frog into a singing duel, and his voice is reduced to a ribbit.

06-10-2014

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Series 1 - Why Jackal Howls At The Moon

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Jackal Howls At The Moon

Stories telling a young audience how different animals got their distinctive parts. The animals make Jackal believe that the moon is made of honey.

05-10-2014

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Series 1 - Why Rhino Charges

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Rhino Charges

Stories telling a young audience how animals got their distinctive parts. Here, monkeys make Rhino a horn from wood so he could join in the Dance of the Horns.

04-10-2014

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Series 1 - Why Warthog Is So Ugly

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Warthog Is So Ugly

Stories telling a young audience how animals got their distinctive parts. Once Warthog was really rather handsome but the animals grew tired of his boasting.

03-10-2014

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Series 1 - Why Monkeys Swing In The Trees

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Monkeys Swing In The Trees

Stories telling how different animals got their distinctive parts. When Monkey becomes stranded up a mango tree, he asks Crocodile for help.

02-10-2014

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Series 1 - Why Mosquito Buzzes

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Mosquito Buzzes

Tinga Tinga Tales tells a modern, young audience why animals are as they are. Mosquito's tales send the whole of Tinga Tinga into a complete panic.

01-10-2014

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Series 1 - Why Caterpillar Is Never In A Hurry

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 1 - Why Caterpillar Is Never In A Hurry

Stories telling how animals got their distinctive parts. Caterpillar is never in a hurry, even when all the other animals are racing around.

30-09-2014

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Series 2 - Why Cheetah Has Tears

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Cheetah Has Tears

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. Cheetah was once faster than even the Wind, until one day they had a race.

21-09-2014

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Series 2 - Why Meerkat Is Always On The Lookout

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Meerkat Is Always On The Lookout

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. Meerkat never stays still for very long, until she bumps into the Sleeping Stones.

20-09-2014

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Series 2 - Why Squirrel Gathers Nuts

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Squirrel Gathers Nuts

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. Lion summons all the animals to pull together and help find food for everyone in Tinga Tinga.

19-09-2014

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Series 2 - Why Mole Lives Underground

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Mole Lives Underground

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. The noise of Elephant's snoring, Jackal's howling and Owl's twit-twooing gets too much for Mole.

18-09-2014

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Series 2 - Why Cricket Chirrups

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Cricket Chirrups

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. There was a time when Cricket couldn't do anything useful, and it was beginning to get him down.

17-09-2014

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Series 2 - Why Skunk Smells

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Skunk Smells

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. There was a time when Skunk didn't smell, until one day Baboon tricked Skunk into tasting the smellyfruit.

16-09-2014

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Series 2 - Why Flea Jumps

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Flea Jumps

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. Flea is very big and very round until she tries jumping as exercise.

24-08-2014

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Series 2 - Why Ants Work Together

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Ants Work Together

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. Ants didn't work together until one brave young ant told them that together they could do anything.

23-08-2014

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Series 2 - Why Hyena Has Short Back Legs

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Hyena Has Short Back Legs

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. When Hyena didn't have short back legs, he was always chasing the other animals around.

17-08-2014

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Series 2 - Why Leopard Has Spots

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Leopard Has Spots

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. Leopard didn't have spots, until one day he met the colourful spotted Puff Adder.

16-08-2014

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Series 2 - Why Chameleon Changes Colour

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Chameleon Changes Colour

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. Chameleon's only colour is dull grey, until one day he stands on a magical rainbow.

10-08-2014

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Series 2 - Why Wildebeest Stampede

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Wildebeest Stampede

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. Wildebeest never used to stampede, until Tortoise tricked them into running away.

09-08-2014

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Series 2 - Why Camel Has A Hump

Tinga Tinga Tales - Series 2 - Why Camel Has A Hump

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. Here, how Camel got very thirsty and drank so much that a hump full of water appeared on his back.

03-08-2014

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