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Grasslands: The Roots of Power

Over thousands of years humans have hunted, gathered, then dominated and domesticated the creatures in the grasslands as well as the grass itself.

We have been so successful that today the grasslands feed the human population which is now heading for seven billion. But it isn’t “game over” for everyone.

Watch man the scavenger, stealing wildebeest from the jaws of lions in Kenya. Be amazed by terrifying displays of Suri warriors stick-fighting and marvel at Mongolian horsemanship as they lasso wild mares to collect a pint of milk.

In the perfect partnership with nature, Maasai children literally talk to tiny birds to find hidden honeycombs, sharing the sweet prize.

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