WILDLIFE

  • SURVIVING THE AMAZON – THE DRY SEASON

    SURVIVING THE AMAZON – THE DRY SEASON

    The Amazon rainforest is the largest rainforest on the planet – a vast natural wonderland that stretches across 1.4 billion acres. It’s home to a staggering array of weird and wonderful creatures – all of which have to compete to survive in one of the most challenging environments on earth. In stunning 4K visual detail, Surviving the Amazon: The Dry Season documents the struggle to survive at the toughest time of year in the Amazon rainforest. During the Dry Season, […]

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  • SURVIVING THE AMAZON – A LIFE AMONG TREES

    SURVIVING THE AMAZON – A LIFE AMONG TREES

    In the Amazon, the trees dominate the horizon. There are over three hundred billion of them, covering nine south American countries. More than twelve hundred species, spending all day pumping out much of the planets’ oxygen. But each and every one of them is also a thriving ecosystem all to itself. They all play host to a bustling community of dozens of different animal species. While the tree must push its way ever upward to harvest the sunlight it needs […]

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  • ANIMALS DECODED – RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE

    ANIMALS DECODED – RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE

    The natural world’s a noisy place, but how and why animals make themselves heard is a complex field that scientists are only beginning to decode. Some sounds are all around us – part of the backdrop of our lives, like bird song – but others are beyond our hearing range, and easy to miss. As scientists tune in, they’re realising how human activity is changing the world’s sound-stage, and animals are having to find new ways of being heard over […]

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  • ANIMALS DECODED – INVISIBLE SIGNALS

    ANIMALS DECODED – INVISIBLE SIGNALS

    We think of communication being loud and obvious; body language and vocalisations – animals doing everything they can to be seen and heard – but there is a whole other world of signals that is invisible to us. Animals use colours that we can’t see, and scents too subtle for us to even notice, and yet for their own kind, these cues speak volumes. Technology can help us to crack the code, and might even prove a valuable tool to […]

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  • ANIMALS DECODED – BODY LANGUAGE

    ANIMALS DECODED – BODY LANGUAGE

    Deep in every jungle and desert, on the mountains and plains, animals are in constant conversation with each other – but they’re not using words. Whether their gestures are obvious even to humans, or buried deep within a blizzard of other movements, almost every creature on the planet uses body language to send signals and messages. These may be directed at creatures that are perceived as a threat, or at members of its own species for the purposes of mating, […]

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  • IN FOR THE KILL

    IN FOR THE KILL

    It’s one of the most dramatic events in the natural world. When a predator goes In For the Kill prey scatters, dust flies, and claws and teeth draw red. But how do nature’s killing machines pull off these epic feats of speed, cunning and agility? Some use stealth to hide in plain sight. Camouflaged markings and hidden tunnels give some predators the opportunity to deliver their lethal strike. Evolution has created insects that mimic leaves, burrowing spiders ready to pounce, […]

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  • CARPATHIAN PREDATORS – REALM OF THE WOLF

    CARPATHIAN PREDATORS – REALM OF THE WOLF

    In Europe, the remote wilderness of the Carpathian Mountains is a dramatic land of ancient forests and steep gorges. This is a place where mythical creatures still roam wild, and the rugged landscape is home to a predator that has inspired awe and fear throughout history: the Eurasian wolf. Persecuted in the past, it is now understood that these wolves play a vital role in the Carpathian ecosystem, protecting the health of the forest and positively affecting the whole food […]

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  • WILD LATIN AMERICA – SQUIRREL MONKEY ISLAND

    WILD LATIN AMERICA – SQUIRREL MONKEY ISLAND

    On a small island deep in the heart of the Colombian rainforest lives a group of squirrel monkeys. Squirrel monkeys are one of the smallest species of new world monkeys and one of the cleverest monkeys in the world. At the head of this island troop is dominant female Alba and her male counterpart Samuel. It’s mating season –the most important time of year on Squirrel Monkey Island. We watch the highs and lows of island life for these plucky […]

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  • ASIA’S LAST CHEETAHS

    ASIA’S LAST CHEETAHS

    The Asiatic Cheetah is a critically endangered species. Only 40-70 of these wild cats survive today in Iran. Animal welfare activists have launched a broad rescue mission to save these hunters from extinction. Cheetahs in Asia? Yes, they do still exist. But only 40-70 of these graceful hunters are left in the wild, surviving today exclusively in Iran. These Asiatic Cheetahs are the rarest big cats in the world. Mohammad Farhadinia is one of the most eminent experts on Asiatic […]

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  • WHALE TALKS

    WHALE TALKS

    Biologists and computer linguists team up for the first time to decode the language of orcas and launch a scientific expedition into the mesmerizing inlets of Northern Canada and Norway. Tales and legends exist in many cultures of people blessed with a gift that allows them to communicate with animals. Understanding the language of animals is an ancient dream of mankind. Behavioural scientists like Konrad Lorenz, Jane Goodall or Dian Fossey are icons in this field, even if some of […]

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  • ORPHAN BEARS IN THE LAND OF THE TIGERS

    ORPHAN BEARS IN THE LAND OF THE TIGERS

    Two scientists are raising young orphan bears in the Siberian wilderness. Their mothers were killed by hunters. Will the scientists bring the cubs safely through their first summer? For 25 years, Swiss-Canadian bear researcher Reno For 25 years, Swiss-Canadian bear researcher Reno Sommerhalder has been living among bears. In 2013, he set off into the Ussuriysk wilderness, in the far eastern corner of Siberia, to carry out a particularly ambitious project. Together with Russian biologist Sergey Kolchin, he is trying to […]

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  • THE LARGEST CROCODILE IN THE WORLD

    THE LARGEST CROCODILE IN THE WORLD

    One of the most reclusive animals in the world, the “Sunda-Gavial”, is said to live in the last wooded swamps of Southeast Asia. An exciting expedition in search of the world’s largest crocodile. The largest crocodiles in the world are said to live on the Indonesian island of Borneo. To locate the species known as the Sunda-Gavial, biologist René Bonke travels to the Tanjung Puting National Park, where he is accompanied by a film team over several months and on […]

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