Big or little, cute or ugly, animals of the world can be our companions or our enemies.
Animals can also do some nifty things, or play important roles in the ecosystem. DW looks at animals from every which angle.
Can soccer ease tensions between Moscow and the West? What does camp 1970s disco have to do with the German national squad? And why is Michaela's hamster eagerly awaiting this year's football World Cup in Russia? Damien McGuinness and Michaela Kuefner are joined by Vladimir Episov and Christian Trippe to chat animal oracles and sketchy soccer songs.
Fertile land in Nigeria is being eaten up drought, fueling conflict between herdsmen who need what's left to graze their animals and farmers who need it for their crops. Meanwhile in East Africa, tensions are rising over who controls the waters of the Nile.