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Can you solve the river crossing riddle? - Lisa Winer

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As a wildfire rages through the grasslands, three lions and three wildebeest flee for their lives. To escape the inferno, they must cross over to the left bank of a crocodile-infested river. Can you help them figure out how to get across on the one raft available without losing any lives? Lisa Winer shows how.

Why can’t the first move be two wildebeest going across?

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  • Educator Lisa Winer
  • Director Outis
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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