THE PREDATORS OF AFRICA
The stars and the supporting cast of the animal kingdom
An episode from the series ICONS OF THE WILD
As soon as they appeared, about 60 million years ago, carnivores have seen their survival closely linked to that of the herbivores.
Ever since, it has been a never ending chase to adapt between the prey and its predator. The bottom line is that the life of one depends on the survival of the other. It is a fragile balance and the least specialized a predator, the most widespread its species.
However, since meat is an unpredictable resource in the savannah, no mammal carnivore - even vultures – can afford to exclusively depend on it.