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A chimpanzee outperforms humans in a memory test
A chimpanzee outperforms humans in a memory test

Duration: 03:55

A chimpanzee demonstrates incredible short term memory skills and the ability to learn numbers.

 
Basilisk lizard runs across the surface of water
Basilisk lizard runs across the surface of water

Duration: 01:59

A basilisk lizard displays its miraculous ability to 'walk' on water.

 
Capuchin monkeys use tools to crack nuts
Capuchin monkeys use tools to crack nuts

Duration: 03:53

Capuchin monkeys in Brazil show off their exceptional skill and dexterity by using rocks as tools to smash open delicious palm nuts.

 
Compound eyes
Compound eyes

Duration: 03:52

A short explanation of how compounds eyes work. The individual sections of the compound eye (ommatidia) are each described like black straws which let light shine down them.

 
Dolphins invent a unique hunting strategy to catch fish
Dolphins invent a unique hunting strategy to catch fish

Duration: 02:23

Dolphins use mud rings to catch fish.

 
Fireflies disco show
Fireflies disco show

Duration: 01:43

George McGavin catches about fifty fireflies in the forests of Bhutan and tries to read a book by the light they emit. He describes their role in the food chain.

 
Flying squirrels
Flying squirrels

Duration: 01:50

Gordon Buchanan and George McGavin film flying squirrels jumping between trees in the forests of Bhutan. The reasons for this behaviour are described.

 
How do snails stick to things?
How do snails stick to things?

Duration: 02:42

Dr Yan from 'Bang Goes The Theory' gives a short explanation of how snails can stick to and move over smooth surfaces like glass.

 
Leeches and body heat
Leeches and body heat

Duration: 00:58

George McGavin is attacked by leeches in the forests of Bhutan. They are seen hanging from the tips of leaves and are attracted by his body heat as he passes.

 
Mimicry behaviour of the lyrebird
Mimicry behaviour of the lyrebird

Duration: 03:00

David Attenborough listens to the elaborate courtship song of the lyrebird.

 
Thermal imaging of a wild leopard
Thermal imaging of a wild leopard

Duration: 01:24

Gordon Buchanan uses a thermal imaging camera to show a leopard stalking around the research camp of the Lost Land of the Tiger team during their first night in Bhutan.

 
Tiger conservation in Bhutan
Tiger conservation in Bhutan

Duration: 01:59

George McGavin sees a large male tiger roar in Bhutan. He then describes what needs to be done to save this animal from extinction.

 
Wild tigers in Bhutan
Wild tigers in Bhutan

Duration: 02:05

Gordon Buchanan reviews footage of cameras left in the high Himalayas in Bhutan. He sees footage of a male and female tiger scent marking, perhaps in a precursor to mating.

 

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