Mamba rumble | Natural World

It's the mating season, and when males meet, they fight. The winner pins the loser's head to the ground and claims his reward, inspecting the female's body with his tongue. If mating is successful, the female will lay up to 17 eggs, usually in an underground nest or hollow tree. The eggs hatch about three months later, in the summer.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 1'37''
  • Broadcast year: 2009
Curriculum Connection
  • English Literature

Licence: ERA Licence required


UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Programme: Natural World
  • Series: 2009-2010
  • Episode: Black Mamba, White Witch