The Intense 8 Hour Hunt | Attenborough Life of Mammals | BBC Earth
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Persistence hunting is the oldest hunting method used by humans.  In a gruelling endurance race man is pitted against antelope, using his unique ability to track, to carry water reserves, to sweat, and to run upright. For many hours, often between three and eight, the San work as a hunting unit to tire the animal out covering anything from 30 – 50 kilometers in the process. By the time the animal, in this case a kudu, is killed it has reached complete exhaustion. In this day of prepackaged meats and little thought given to the animal killed, the thanks given by the San people in the Kalahari is a reminder of that important bond between humans and animals.