Female mongooses all give birth on the same night and in the same den. Up to twenty pups are born but by morning three quarters of them are missing – presumed dead. Just who is killing the pups? Scientists Emily Otali and Sarah Hodge are hot on the trail, using a specially designed ‘burrowcam’ to film underground. Pythons, charging elephants and hippo are just some of the obstacles they meet as they investigate one of Africa’s great murder mysteries.
"A fascinating investigation of a puzzling and important topic". - Professor Tim Clutton Brock, Cambridge University
- Narrator:Stan Watt
- Photography:Tony Allen and Paul Williams
- Music:Biondi Music
- Editor:Nick Elborough
- Producer/Director:Nick Stringer
- Executive Producer:Sarah Cunliffe