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Wild Congo: River of Monsters

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Wild Congo: River of Monsters
The Congo: the second largest river on Earth! The Congo rises as a brook in the north of Zambia, which provides a stage for one of the world's largest migrations of mammals. On its journey into the west, the river constantly increases in both size and power, just like its inhabitants, for example the mysterious Shoebill, one of the largest birds on Earth, which lurks in the dense papyrus of the Bangweulu Wetlands. Metre-long pythons hunt down their prey in the trees while powerful hippopotamus bulls battle it out for control of the water. In order to survive in the Congo, these animals have had to adapt to the river's extreme conditions, which has enabled evolution to create some truly unique creatures. Fish with lungs or wings and fish that are able to hunt on land are all prime examples of animals that can only be found in the Congo.