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Ngorongoro Crater - Cursed Haven: Africa's Wild Horizons Series

This title is a part of the series Africa's Wild Horizons Series

Catalogue Number:  BAM388
Producer:  Blue Ant Media
Producing Agencies:  Off the Fence for Blue Ant Media
Subject:  Geography, Nature, Physical Geography, Travel
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2015
Running Time:  48:00
Closed Captions:  Yes

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40 million years ago, "The Rifting" began. When the Earth's crust along Africa's eastern plain started to thin, a massive fault line formed. As the continent split apart, the land on either side collapsed and lava thrust up from within the earth, leaving a massive depression of highlands and volcanoes - The Great Rift Valley. Formed from the remains of a 2.5 million-year-old imploded volcano, the Ngorongoro crater is a study in contradictions: on one hand, it's a self-sustained and plentiful land that provides for the many animals that call it home. Conversely, its isolation threatens the existence of many of its key species. What does the future hold for this unique habitat?

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