The Serengeti is home to the greatest concentration of large mammals in the world. Spanning 30,000 square kilometres of Kenya and Tanzania, this is a true natural wonder, made all the more precious by wildlife declines elsewhere in Africa.

Yet for the wildlife that calls the Serengeti home it can be a harsh and unforgiving place. From ears aiding heat-loss to tails that help with hunting there’s a never ending arms race of adaptations to give species the edge. Here we delve under the surface to discover some surprising examples of evolution in action.