Adaptation - Tools for Survival: Land Animals
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Adaptation - Tools for Survival: Sea Animals
Part of the Series: Animal Studies Series
Sea animals, like land animals, must have food and the ability to reproduce in order to survive, and in this program we observe how a number of sea animals have adapted to aquatic environments, allowing them to survive harmoniously with their environment and its inhabitants; also like land animals we…
Strategies for Animal Survival 1
Part of the Series: Animal Studies Series
All animal species undergo a process of constant change. Those that survive do so because they perfect certain strategies that enable them to develop successfully in their environment. In this first of two chapters on animal survival, we discover that conditions in the environment determine which abilities animals develop, and…
Strategies for Animal Survival 2
Part of the Series: Animal Studies Series
Our study of the complex mosaic of strategies developed by animals in nature to survive continues, and we learn how forming groups has always been an important strategy of survival, for land and marine life, and, of course, for insects. Next we look at the multitude of shells and skeletons…
Secretive Creatures
Part of the Series: Nature - Pets
The second of a two-part series, Secretive Creatures looks into how our pets experience their world through hidden channels of communication revealed with ultra slow-motion, photography that makes smells visible, X-rays that reveal hidden powers, and ultraviolet light that brings out the best in birds.
Elephants
Part of the Series: Sex in the Wild
Joy and Mark travel to Africa to explore the unique reproduction challenges of the largest animal on land -- the elephant. Find out how females select the strongest mates, why elephants have the longest pregnancy in the animal kingdom and how they safely deliver a 220-pound baby; witness the remarkable…
Orangutans
Part of the Series: Sex in the Wild
Joy and Mark travel to Borneo to explore the reproduction challenges of our close cousin -- the orangutan. The largest tree dwellers on the planet, orangutans mate, give birth and raise their young high in the jungle canopy. At an orangutan sanctuary in the rainforest, Mark and Joy come face-to-face…
Kangaroos
Part of the Series: Sex in the Wild
In Australia, Joy and Mark uncover the reproductive secrets of some of the strangest mammals on Earth -- the pouch-wearing marsupials. Thanks to their bizarre way of reproducing, kangaroos thrive in one of the most unpredictable, drought-prone environments on Earth -- the Australian Outback. In Queensland's eucalyptus forests, he sees…
Dolphins
Part of the Series: Sex in the Wild
Joy and Mark investigate the reproductive secrets of marine mammals to learn how animals that breathe air manage to mate, give birth and raise their young underwater. Joy travels to New Zealand to uncover the mating strategy of dusky dolphins. While she reveals the adaptations marine mammals have evolved to…
Attenborough's Natural Curiosities - Series 3
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Sir David Attenborough reveals the most intriguing animals he's met during his incomparable career. Each episode features two species connected by a distinctive evolutionary quirk.
A Winning Design
Part of the Series: The Life of Mammals
David Attenborough makes a world-wide journey of discovery in search of fascinating mammals to illustrate why they are so incredibly successful and diverse.Watching an arctic fox hunting at 20 degrees below, he observes... 'The only reason that it and I don't freeze solid up here is that we are both…
Insect Hunters
Part of the Series: The Life of Mammals
When mammals first appeared, insects were abundant on earth, and mammals made meals of them. Crucially, they were the first creatures able to make and regulate their own body heat, so they could hunt insects in the cool of the night, when most of the predatory dinosaurs were asleep.The modern…
Plant Predators
Part of the Series: The Life of Mammals
Some of the biggest predators to walk the earth face a constant battle - their prey is heavily armoured, often indigestible, sometimes even poisonous, and what makes this struggle between predator and prey the more remarkable is that these predators do not prey on animals, but on plants.... Although we…