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CLIP 7195

Red squirrels conquer assault course to reach food

Red squirrels conquer assault course to reach food
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Key Info
  • Red squirrels conquer assault course to reach food
  • Duration: 01:39
  • Red squirrels can learn to overcome the physical challenges and obstacles of a man-made assault course in order to reach food. The squirrels not only learn how to overcome the challenges, but also devise ways to cheat and become faster at reaching the food with practice. This clip is published as part of Autumnwatch 2008: bbc.co.uk/autumnwatch. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Bio: Environment - Habitat

  • Keywords: red squirrel, food, learn, Autumnwatch, strategy, intelligence
Ideas for use in class
  • Use to illustrate the importance of food to animals and how an animal has the ability to learn in order to obtain food.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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