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mom, and take her horn. >> disgusting, eh? >> welcome to kwazulu. welcome to zululand. >> zululand's fierce animals and warriors are next, as we head "into the wild." in south africa, 300 miles east of johannesburg, a game reserve stretches for thousands of acres. rare animals roam safely. stunning landscapes are everywhere you look. you can even catch a glimpse of traditional zulu culture. this is the zulu nyala game reserve. this morning my daughter kathaleen and i are heading out on a game drive with niki shaw, whose parents founded the reserve. i couldn't believe it. the minute we met niki, she said the cheetah had just made a kill, right? it was amazing. so we wanted to see what was going on there because the cheetah was one of the few carnivores they had there. did the cheetah kill somewhere out in this place? >> yep.
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>> oh, wow. there it is. look at that. >> when did that happen, niki? >> this morning. >> sure enough, we spotted the nyala carcass in the bush on the side of the road. we could tell it was a fresh kill, and very little had been eaten so far. it looks like the cheetah's not done eating yet. is it things around here? >> yeah. definitely. on this reserve, because we don't have lion and not very many hyenas, she'll tour around and wait around the kill. >> it was very exciting. as we approached the kill, it was right next to the road, which was great for us, because we got to see all the action. but then when niki said let's hop out of the vehicle, everything's fine, even if the cheetah's around, you'll be safe, my heart stopped and i thought, hold on a minute, you know, i've seen cheetahs run before. i've seen them make a kill. i was nervous about getting out of the vehicle. >> the cheetah's where? >> straight ahead there. >> oh, my gosh. >> lookit, hold it. >> whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. >> what did you see right behind the kill, hidden there, you couldn't even see it for the camouflage. what was it? >> it was the cheetah incredibly close to us. >> about 20 feet.
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>> look at this. >> niki, i think i was right 'cause i could tell--a lot of cats will start at the rear end, but maybe she was having a baby, you think? or going to. >> yeah, well, it was pregnant. >> yeah. >> so when we saw the impala and we got close to it, its belly was very big, and dad mentioned that it might be pregnant. and you said that sometimes that's an easy way for the cheetah to take down its prey. >> and there's no doubt in my mind she was underneath that bush there, probably in labor, trying to have the baby, and just that split second, all they want is that split second that they had to make the approach. that's what happened, i think. we decided to take a closer look at the cheetah as she relaxed in the grass just 20 feet away. how old is she? >> she's about 6. >> has she had babies? >> yeah. two litters. >> wow. >> she's gorgeous. >> now, her babies have left her. is she a solitary cat now? >> yeah. >> oh, look at her. so, niki, is she just kind of chilling right now? i guess the kill would have expended a lot of energy, so is she just kind of getting her strength back? >> yeah. she's already eaten,
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a full tummy, you don't really want to move. >> yeah. she almost looks like she's gonna take a nap, doesn't she? >> yeah. >> i can't believe we're this close. thank you. >> cool. let's go before she decides to get up and chase us. >> good idea. so it was so exciting. we were in the vehicle, and within, i don't know, 4 or 5 minutes, we looked down the road, and i had never seen dad so excited in my whole life. it's one of his favorite creatures. what was it? >> a dung beetle. >> i thought we--are those dung beetles? 1, 2--there's 7 of them out there. go out there. can-- >> he's gonna now dodge them. >> let's stop here. yeah, let's stop. that's so interesting. i've never seen that many, ever. look at this. i've never seen this much action of dung beetles. can i go up there and look at them? >> sure. just careful. an elephant over there. >> oh, hold it a minute. i got a choice between an elephant and a dung beetle? i'll take a dung beetle any day. >> [laughing] >> i mean, they were everywhere. in all your trips to africa for,
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you've never seen that many. watch, don't step on them. >> no, wait, there's a dung beetle with a ball of dung. but look over here, kathy, wait, wait, look at this. come here, look at this. >> never seen that many. is that normal? >> wait, are they fighting over this piece of dung? or are they playing with it? >> they're fighting. it's easier to steal someone else's house than build your own. >> this is their house they're doing here and they'll live in it? >> yes. as any species, especially humans, we make the men work and make the balls, and then the females lay their eggs in it. they then bury the dung, and the babies eat their way out of it. so they have food as they as they hatch, yes. >> wow! >> wow-whee, look at this. this is like dung-ball city. oh, wait, wait, wow! >> different species over there. >> oh, what's the green one? >> wow! >> the green ones are the emerald dung beetles. brown ones are copper dung beetles. and you get over 150 different species of dung beetle. >> so, an elephant goes to the bathroom, all of a sudden the dung beetles just swarm in on it, right? >> yep. >> look at this one here. he's
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see? oh, this is not good. this is all real warm stuff here, too, by the way. >> have fun. >> amazing. >> and they're quite... >> it's a living museum of dung beetles. let me put that back. look how fast they can roll that thing. lookit, kathaleen. go get your dung ball and bring it up here, we'll have a race. >> ok. niki, you gonna join us? >> yes. >> 'cause there in this little road through the bush there. then they were on each side of the road where the wheels go. and there were dung beetles going up the hill like this, i said let's have a race and a dung beetle race. ok, 1, 2-- >> where's the finish line? >> ok, here's the finish line. my foot. >> ok. 1, 2, 3. >> ok. >> go that way. look, look, look, it's going, it's going, it's going! >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> shoot. >> here we go! >> yours is not doing well at all. >> yeah, mine's not very... >> i'll give you a head-start. >> thank you very much. >> whoo-hoo! >> niki won! >> ha ha ha! >> yay! >> after the race, we needed to get the dung beetles off the road. not the easiest job. not the easiest job. once the beetles were out of harm's way, we were back on the road.
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>> once we passed the dung beetles, we thought we had just a great start to our safari. and then all of a sudden... is that a rhino right there? >> yeah. >> we're out there trying to save dung beetles and there's a rhino in the bushes. we decided to drive around for a closer look. >> there she is. >> oh, she's got a baby! wait! >> coming up... >> look at her pushing against her mom's leg. >> ohh, niki... >> her mum had been eaten by a cheetah.
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the wild." >> we're exploring zululand in south africa's zulu nyala game reserve. we'd just pulled up on one of our favorite species, but unfortunately, it's the one that's highly poached in africa, the white rhino. luckily, this one is doing fine. it has a newborn calf by her side. >> look at their ears, they're incredible. you know, they can turn their ears all the way around to catch sound. >> they don't have very good eyesight, so they rely on their hearing. >> that's obviously the white rhino, the way it's eating grass, but that baby's been
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>> 4 months. >> 4 months. wow. boy or girl, that little baby? >> i think it's a little female. >> oh, look at her pushing against her mom's leg. >> does the mother still nurse? >> yes. she's still got lots of growing to do. >> and it was something else. very, very close we got to get to them, and we got to watch them for quite a long time. it was wonderful. >> look at her eat that grass. the grass is so green here, i can't get over it. >> we've been very lucky. we've had lots of rain so far. >> watching them right now, niki, she has not stopped eating. she's like a giant lawn mower. she keeps going and going. how much do they eat? >> over 200 pounds of grass a day. >> 200 pounds. >> crazy, heh? >> crazy. >> and she's still got such a nice figure. >> she's gorgeous. >> it's hard to talk about rhinos without talking about the poaching that has nearly wiped out the entire species. niki told us that even the rhinos here on this protected reserve are at risk of attack. that's just hard for me to believe. you're telling me that a poacher would come in here and kill that mom to take her horn and just leave the baby there. is that true?
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>> i understand that big, beautiful horn there is worth about 2- $300,000. >> $65,000 per kilogram. and an average rhino horn is about 6-7 kilos. >> she has a beautiful horn. >> she sure does. >> you don't often see them that big, you know? >> this beautiful mother and baby rhino made their way down to a river to keep cool, while we headed back to the main lodge. niki had a surprise for us that she knew we would adore. >> [clicking tongue] come here. hi, my dear. >> oh, niki. it was a baby nyala. it was a couple months old, and she had been hand-rearing it, and she brought us into a little area in front of her house and we were able to give it its bottle and have a cuddle. it was incredible. >> so, now, just exactly what happened to this little animal? you found her at a day old? >> yeah, a day or two. her umbilical cord was still attached. her mum had been eaten by a cheetah. come, bilega. >> ohh. what's her name?
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her outside. i thought i was very clever and i took her outside to pick the ticks off her, and she bolted. and i didn't know if she was gonna survive or not, so i didn't give her a name. and she bolted and we chased her and chased her in the bush, and eventually we caught her. and so she got the name bilega, which means run. here we go. >> oh, she's gorgeous. yeah, you see. i've got yummies for you. >> oh, niki. >> she's gorgeous, heh? >> she's beautiful. >> she normally comes for the bottle straightaway, but she's just a bit nervous because she's never had this many people around her before. >> oh, she's so soft. now, what will happen to the coloring as she gets older? >> she'll stay the same. the males change coloring, but she'll stay the same. >> gorgeous. and how big will they get? >> she'll get probably about that big. she's still got lots of growing to do. >> oh, she's hungry. so this is her dinner. >> what will you do with her when she gets older? >> i'll release her. >> she is so beautiful. >> an interesting thing about
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teeth. did you know that? >> no, what? kathaleen, kathaleen. >> they have bottom, but no top. >> wow. so how does she eat? how does she pick up grass? >> with their tongue and their bottom teeth and they push it to the back. >> hello, gorgeous. >> well, you've done a great job. it's not easy to raise a wild animal like this. >> this baby is a 4-legged one. >> what was really cute was little old watson. watson's a little dog, and watson helped raise this little thing. most dogs would chase it and run it down, but not watson. he protected it. the dog doesn't mind being with her? >> oh, they're always together. they love each other. >> ohh... [watson barking] >> what's wrong? >> i think he wants to play. >> he wants attention. >> go play. go play with your buddy. after visiting with the baby nyala, we decided to learn more about the zulu culture that that defined this region for thousands of years. on our way to the local village, niki told us to watch out for cheetahs. sure enough, we spotted one resting on the hill.
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with a cheetah, it's almost like a picture, like it couldn't have been put more perfect than sitting up there on this mound, this cheetah. >> now, what's this one doing right now, this cheetah, niki? is this part of a couple? >> there is a male and a female. this is the male. the female's out hunting. >> is she always the one that does the hard work? >> no, they're actually solitary. so the male will make his kill, the female will look after herself. they only get together when they mate. >> hmm. >> so why do they have these dark marks underneath their eyes there? >> for when they're hunting, to absorb the light, so they have better eyes, 'cause they don't eat carrots. >> it's just like a football or baseball player, they look at the lights like this and they have chalk on their eyes to help deflect the light. >> yes, exactly. >> so these cheetahs always sit on a high point, looking around this whole valley, it seem like. is that what they usually do, try to get to a higher place to find prey? >> not to find prey but more for predators. it's a vantage point
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any predators coming. >> i see. god, they're gorgeous. look at that. wow! so where do you think the cheetah's going right now? >> i think he's thirsty. >> oh, there she goes. >> yeah, you were right, niki. >> you're right. >> he stays alert even when he's drinking, doesn't he? he's kind of looking around, making sure no one's creeping up on him. >> the cheetah has speed, no doubt about it. but it doesn't have the power to stand there like a lion and take everybody out. always take that quick drink and look up, look around, another drink. they always take their time. >> so, niki, if you looked at him there just a second ago, he was shaking his tail a little bit. it almost looked like he was perhaps scent marking. >> you're right. that's exactly what he was doing. they scent mark on high areas and on trees, as he's doing now. >> look. he's marking right now. >> wow! that's to tell everyone else, this is my patch, stay away. >> golly, look at that. >> yes, exactly. >> that was incredible marking there. do you see that? >> and if you look at what he's
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the perimeter of the quarry. >> do you think he'll probably bed down in here? >> yes. they bed on high points, vantage points and also under trees, where they know that they're safe. >> what an opportunity, to see two wild cheetahs in one day. as this cheetah wandered out of sight, we continued our journey to the zulu village. it was toward the end of the day and we pulled up, and sure enough, right on top of this gorgeous setting on top of this hill that overlooked everything, and the zulus were there to greet us. [singing in zulu language] [ululating] >> how are you? >> jack. >> are you fine, jack? welcome to kwazulu, welcome to zululand. >> kathaleen. >> how are you doing? this is the zulu people. this is a welcoming song. the song they sing right now when the lady, [speaking zulu language]. remember, no wife for free here. in zulu culture, one wife is 11 cows. so then this song they sing now is for a lady to say bye-bye to his mother, bye-bye
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>> so wait, wait. to have one of them as a wife, you have to give them 11 cows to the parents? >> yes. yes. >> what about 10 cows? >> no, no, no, no, no. 11. >> what about 12 cows? >> no. 11. >> ok. i want to see your village. >> ok. all right. now, let's go inside and see what they do inside here. thank you. [singing in zulu language] >> it looks like kathaleen found her somebody. >> [singing] >> my daughter found a zulu. coming up... she's gonna tell me what i have and he's gonna fix me. >> this is a [indistinct]. that make [indistinct] stomach.
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>> at the zulu nyala game reserve in south africa, daughter kathaleen and i are receiving a lively welcome from the local zulu tribe. he sat us down and he told me stories about the zulu, and he said would i like to meet a fortuneteller and a witch doctor. a fortuneteller i could take, but the witch doctor, i thank goodness i wasn't sick at that time. >> she's the fortuneteller. >> oh, fortuneteller. >> yes. >> ok, he's a doctor. >> yes. >> what is that, grass? >> that is medicine for stomach. and that like you see, this is a [indistinct] and is mixing the tree. so in the stomach, you know, it is cleaning... >> i see. that came out of the stomach, so you put it back in the stomach. >> yes. [laughing] so normally, what we do, if
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we go to the fortuneteller. and then the fortuneteller can tell. >> i got you now. she's gonna tell me what i have, and he's gonna fix me. right? >> yes, exactly. >> tell me what i have. i better find out real quick. >> no, no, she's... shaking the bones. >> [speaking zulu language] >> what's wrong? >> she's just inviting [indistinct]. >> oh! oh, yah! let me see. >> [speaking zulu language] >> when you look at this... >> excellent! >> it say you still got a nice future. >> a nice future? oh, thank you. >> throw them out again. let's see if it gets better. >> [speaking zulu language] >> same thing as last time. >> you got only one wife? >> yes. >> you want another one? >> do i want another one? >> say no. >> you still got a chance that you can have another wife if you
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>> no, i can't deal with one now. >> and also, your family, they are very good. >> they are good. i'm very lucky. thank you so much. >> sabola in zulu. >> thank you. sabola. >> here you say makuse. >> makuse. >> makuse. >> [singing in zulu language] >> the night at sunset, he wanted to dance. that's what they do at the end of the day. we get up there, we start dancing, and i got to play the drums, and it was beautiful, and all of a sudden that momentum stopped and they played the national anthem of south africa. i must tell you, it was like our national anthem, it was like rwanda's national anthem, it was magnificent. >> [singing national anthem in zulu language] >> it was the perfect way to end the day. it really was. [singing continues] >> although we'd been to africa
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the people we meet never cease to amaze us. from the tiny dung beetles to the massive rhinos, and our new friends in the zulu nation, we had a fantastic day. best of all, we know there's even more to see on our next trip to south africa's beautiful zulu nyala game reserve. coming up... >> what's wonderful about the new exhibit is it's a mixed species exhibit. you're going to see a large range of mammals in an open plains setting. >> next on jack hanna's "into the wild." itch relief. scratch relief. winter relief. that's gold bond medicated lotion relief. five moisturizers plus an extra strength itch fighter. gold bond . relief starts now. there's only one egg that just tastes better. with more vitamins.
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[woman narrator] bringing species back from the brink of extinction. hi dad. uh huh. yeah...sorry about that. think about it there must be higher love down in the heart what do you think? and in the stars above hi ted, glad you could join us, we think you're going to like these numbers. bring me a higher love i could rise above >> jack hanna's "into the wild" is brought to you by nationwide insurance and the columbus zoo, partners in conservation for over 30 years. if you love animals like i do, you take that passion to heart with your actions. and that's exactly what my friends at the columbus zoo have done with the
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support around the world. getting ready for a new exhibit is always an exciting time for zookeepers. heart of africa will give guests a chance to experience africa right in the middle of ohio, with new members of the family, like grant's zebra. >> this is sophia and cleo. these are two of our grant's zebra. they were born in july of 2013, and we are hand-raising them and preparing them for getting them comfortable with us in new environments, and it helps them with the transition to their new home. what's wonderful about the new exhibit is it's a mixed species exhibit. you're going to see a large range of mammals in an open plains setting. habitat loss is a huge issue with a lot of animals in africa, and it's due to human encroachment. >> the columbus zoo supports protection efforts for all zebra species, including the work being done by the lwafe game reserve for the critically
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fewer than 2,500 of them remain. >> at the lwafe game reserve, they don't know the exact numbers in the area, and they're not well protected due to poaching and forest degradation, so what they're doing is they're focusing on learning the population number, which is going to help them learn how to create these boundaries that will help protect these animals. if we don't get a handle on how to teach people to learn to live and to utilize the land in conjunction with the animals that are located there, these guys may face the same issues in the future. >> thanks for joining me on today's adventure. from the columbus zoo, i'm jack hanna,
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find stories of hope and recovery today at maketheconnection.net. >> axelrod: this is a campaign 2016 update. i'm jim axelrod. breaking news from south carolina. cbs news projects hillary clinton has defeated bernie sanders in today's democratic primary. it is a big win for clinton in the first-in-the-south contest for the party's nomination. our projection is based on exit polls and interviews conducted throughout the day in south carolina. exit polls suggest african american voters and women were major forces behind clinton's victory.
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is in columbia, south carolina. good evening, nancy. >> reporter: hi, jim. and the clinton campaign says that her victory here is a sign that she can dominate in the south, and that she can dominate with minority voters, which is going to be key three days from now in the super tuesday contest. as you can see, her supporters here who have been at this all night have just learned the good news and they are very fired up. according to our exit polls, as of right now, about six in 10 voters here in south carolina today were african american, and they went for clinton, jim, over sanders, by a staggering margin, 84 to 15. that's nearly 70 points. white voters did break for sanders, 58 to 42, but it obviously wasn't enough to overcome clinton's huge advantage with black voters. she also dominated among women by nearly 50 points, 74 to 26,

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