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In shallow, murky waters along the shores of southern Africa lurks a predator whose unquestioned superiority has inspired fear and fascination for thousands of years. Normally an ocean dweller, the bull shark has been known to swim more than 1,000km in freshwater, up some of the world's great rivers – the Mekong, the Ganges, the Mississippi – earning its local alias, the Zambezi Shark.
The shark is nature's marine masterpiece, a supremely adapted ensemble of muscles and senses finely tuned for the hunt. The Zambezi, uniquely in the shark family, has the astounding ability to leave its saltwater ocean habitat and swim upriver. It comes here to feed, and rid itself of saltwater parasites, as well as for females to give birth. Exactly how it can survive in freshwater continues to puzzle scientists today.
Zambezi Shark examines this unique and enigmatic species, its deadly history in South Africa, and the efforts undertaken to protect both man and animal alike.
The Wild Side & The Peter Lamberti Family Trust