Series 1


Series 1

Why do Zebra have stripes and Leopard spots, Rhinos horns and Camels humps? Tinga Tinga Tales tells a modern, young audience what really happened.


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Why Elephant Has a Trunk

1. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Elephant Has a Trunk

How Crocodile gave Elephant his long nose.

Why Snake Has No Legs

2. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Snake Has No Legs

Snake has hundreds and hundreds of legs, but no eyes, until he meets Millipede.

Why Hippo Has No Hair

3. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Hippo Has No Hair

There was a time when Hippo had lots of hair and she was always too hot.

Why Tortoise Has a Broken Shell

4. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Tortoise Has a Broken Shell

How Tortoise's shell turned from shiny and smooth to bumpy and broken.

Why Hen Pecks at the Ground

5. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Hen Pecks at the Ground

Peacock upsets Mama Hen and makes her feel plain.

Why Bat Hangs Upside Down

6. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Bat Hangs Upside Down

Bat loves scaring the others, so they decide to give him a taste of his own medicine.

Why Warthog Is So Ugly

7. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Warthog Is So Ugly

How Warthog stopped being the prettiest beast in Tinga Tinga.

Why Owl's Head Turns All the Way Round

8. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Owl's Head Turns All the Way Round

Owl is ordered to keep a lookout for a mango thief.

Why Monkeys Swing in the Trees

9. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Monkeys Swing in the Trees

When Monkey becomes stranded up a mango tree, he asks Crocodile for help.

Why Tickbird Sits on Hippo's Back

10. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Tickbird Sits on Hippo's Back

Tickbird challenges Hippo to see who can drink the most water in a single gulp.

Why Frog Croaks

11. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Frog Croaks

The birds don't like Frog's singing voice, so they trick him into a singing duel.

Why Spider Has a Tiny Waist

12. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Spider Has a Tiny Waist

Greedy Spider hears of four feasts in Tinga Tinga and wants to go to them all.

Why Vulture Is Bald

13. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Vulture Is Bald

Vulture decides to fly up to the sun, but her crown of beautiful feathers gets burnt.

Why Giraffe Has a Long Neck

14. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Giraffe Has a Long Neck

Giraffe had a short neck until her head became stuck in a honey tree for a year.

Why Porcupine Has Quills

15. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Porcupine Has Quills

How Porcupine lost her soft coat and replaced it with quills.

Why Lizard Always Hides under Rocks

16. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Lizard Always Hides under Rocks

The animals decide to teach greedy Lizard a lesson when he pinches their food.

Why Crocodile Has a Bumpy Back

17. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Crocodile Has a Bumpy Back

Grumpy Crocodile falls asleep in the sun and the wildebeest stampede over him.

Why Jackal Howls at the Moon

18. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Jackal Howls at the Moon

Jackal always wants what is not his, so the animals decide to teach him a lesson.

Why Hare Hops

19. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Hare Hops

There was a time when Hare didn't hop, until clever Tortoise challenged him to a race.

Why Mosquito Buzzes

20. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Mosquito Buzzes

Mosquito's tales send the whole of Tinga Tinga into a complete panic.

Why Rhino Charges

21. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Rhino Charges

How monkeys made Rhino a horn from a piece of wood, and how he learned to charge.

Why Caterpillar Is Never in a Hurry

22. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Caterpillar Is Never in a Hurry

All the animals are racing to get ready for the best-dressed parade, except Caterpillar.

Why Lion Roars

23. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Lion Roars

Lion ventures into the great cave of Tinga Tinga to get his roar back.

Why Zebra Has Stripes

24. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Zebra Has Stripes

Zebra tries on a black coat to hide better in the savannah, but it is too tight.

Why Flamingo Stands on One Leg

25. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Flamingo Stands on One Leg

Flamingo stands on one leg so she doesn't take up too much space at the waterhole.

Why Woodpecker Pecks

26. Tinga Tinga Tales: Series 1, Why Woodpecker Pecks

All the birds had their very own sound, but Woodpecker didn't make a sound at all.