The grass and woodlands of the world provide habitats for a myriad of creatures and plant life.
The wide-open grass and woodlands of the world provide vast habitats for a myriad of creatures and plant life. Alice Springs in the Australian Outback supports a huge variety of colorful birds, including Australia's national bird, the emu. Among the others who call the Outback home, are the mythical kookaburra, the thorny devil lizard and about a half million camels, as well as the star of the Outback, the red kangaroo. On the African continent, the Masai Mara is one of the world's oldest ecosystems. It boasts the biggest of flying birds, the Marabou stork, and the fastest creature on earth, the cheetah. The region is also the location of one of the greatest of wildlife spectacles, the migration of the wildebeests. This episode also explores the ecologically diverse ecosystem in Brazil, the Cerrado.