SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30
"LIFE IS WILD" � (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"Ubuntu" (TV-PG) (HDTV)
TIME TO WRITE A POEM IN ZULU � On the first day of school at the Peacanwood International School, Katie (Leah Pipes) is thrilled when the popular girls, Emily (Tiffany Mulheron) and Lauren (guest star Shannon Esra), volunteer to help her write a poem in Zulu for a class project. Lauren, jealous of Oliver (Calvin Goldspink) and Katie�s blossoming friendship, invites Katie to a concert, but purposefully gives her the wrong address. Tumelo (Atandwa Kani) befriends Katie and teaches her about ubuntu, an African concept embracing respect and concern for others, which she uses to complete her assignment. Jesse (Andrew St. John), decides not to follow the school�s strict rules and, along with Oliver, stops by the Ant Hill, a local hangout where he is smitten by Mbali (Precious Kofi), the beautiful bartender. During his first day on the job, Danny learns that several animals are mysteriously falling ill and his own investigating leads him to the neighboring lodge. Meanwhile, Jo (Stephanie Niznick) convinces Art (David Butler) to renovate the Blue Antelope into an eco-friendly lodge. Jim Sadwith directed the episode written by executive producer Michael Rauch (#101).