BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 10513

Jumping spiders hunt on Everest

Jumping spiders hunt on Everest
Key Info
  • Jumping spiders hunt on Everest
  • Duration: 02:06
  • Opening with scenes of Everest, we meet the highest permanent resident on Earth - a jumping spider. With eight eyes, including two central eyes acting as binoculars, it hunts for springtails and other wind-blown prey. The spiders attach a silk safety line before jumping up to thirty times their body length. This clip was first created on the Planet Earth website: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Bio: Environment - Habitat

  • Keywords: hunt, hunting, prey, predator, predation, spider, silk, Himalayas
Ideas for use in class
  • To illustrate hunting behaviour in spiders.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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