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“Tales of the Full Moon” are told by Spinosa, the bush journalist who hangs out in her web in the Umbrella Tree when the wild ones come down to drink. At full moon, the many creatures of the wild gather to hear Spinosa spin her tales into her magic web. Spinosa’s Introduction – setting the scene - is free to view (Running Time 4:20), with 6 additional stories available as in-app purchases.
RUMBLE DRUM TO THE RESCUE (£1.99, 14:36)
Two impala rams are engaged in a fierce battle to win the attention of a herd of ewes. Their horns become locked and cannot be pulled apart, despite the valiant efforts of Wally Warthog and Hatty Hyena. Dudu Dove flies off to find the largest animal on earth, Rumble Drum, the wise and strong tusker. Will he be in time to save the rams?
RIP RHINO AND THE WOODPECKER'S WISDOM (£1.99, 11:48)
True to his reputation, Rip Rhino never could control his temper. Maddened by the insults of a cheeky monkey troop, he charges blindly in the direction where they are playing. Rip’s great horn gets stuck in the old Sycamore Fig Tree. Finding himself all alone, for the first time in his life he feels afraid. Will he ever be free again?
TOPS GIRAFFE HAS A SORE THROAT (£1.99, 18:38)
Tops Giraffe, tallest of animals, wakes up one morning with a terrible sore throat. Blessed as she is with so many caring friends, no one can soothe away the pain except for grumpy old Mr Honey Badger. Is he in a good mood to help Tops and what will Tops do for Mr Honey Badger in return for his kindness?
WALLY WARTHOG PARTS WITH HIS TAIL (£1.99, 12:14)
The loyalty and courage of Wally are as long as his whipended tail. Guiding his friends fearlessly in front, he leads them to food and water, ever alert. One day, chased by Gruff the lion and his pride, Wally retreats backside first into Hatty Hyena’s den. Will Wally be left with a tail and how will his bush pals react to a warthog with a stump tail?
ZILLAH ZEBRA LOSES HER STRIPES (£1.99, 17:29)
Young Zillah Zebra is celebrating that her stripes have just turned from babybrown to black. She gallops joyfully to the water pool where the animals meet to drink and rolls in the nearby mudhole. Much to her dismay, she discovers that she has lost her stripes and they cannot be found. Who has taken them and where are the stripes hidden?
MERLIN MONKEY LEARNS A LESSON (£1.99, 14:16)
Here, there and everywhere, flicking her tail up and down in excitement, Xixi, the tender hearted bush squirrel and her friend, Merlin Monkey have many bush adventures. Their plan to rob birds’ nests of their eggs goes wrong and Merlin finds himself in big trouble. What lesson is he taught and who plays a trick on the mischievous monkey?
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Dr. Sue Hart, the "Daktari" vet of "Born Free" fame wrote “Tales of the Full Moon” as well as other books including the bestseller, "Life with Daktari", on which the popular TV series was based. Based on Sue's experiences as a wildlife vet in the Kruger National Park, she began telling these stories to her children at bedtime. They implored her to write them down and so began this blend of fact and fiction that developed into tales told by Spinosa, the spider friend of everyone who lives in the bush.
Explore the African bush further by going to www.talesofthefullmoon.com. We are keen to develop more stories for a new generation so that they may learn more about wildlife and the wild places of Africa so let us have your feedback by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org