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A bird’s adaptations for flight
A bird’s adaptations for flight

Duration: 01:48

David Attenborough outlines the unique weight-saving adaptations of a bird's anatomy for flights.

 
Air pollution and its effects on the environment
Air pollution and its effects on the environment

Duration: 04:42

An investigation into the environmental effects of acidification and global warming.

 
Amur leopard survival
Amur leopard survival

Duration: 01:58

A rare Amur leopard female and her cub scavenge on a carcass. The Amur leopard is under threat of extinction.

 
Animal adaptations to a hot climate
Animal adaptations to a hot climate

Duration: 3:12

What adaptations and behavioural strategies do animals use to survive the heat of the desert? Kangaroos and emus thrive in Australia where food and water are scarce.

 
Animals of the Masai Mara
Animals of the Masai Mara

Duration: 03:09

Which animals live on the savannah of the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya?

 
Baby chicks in the Galapagos fight to the death
Baby chicks in the Galapagos fight to the death

Duration: 02:01

Newborn chicks in the Galapagos fight for the attention of their parents until only one survives.

 
Behaviour of poison arrow frogs
Behaviour of poison arrow frogs

Duration: 1:50

Poison arrow frogs are seen defending their territory by calling and wrestling with neighbours.

 
Big cats hunt in the Masai Mara
Big cats hunt in the Masai Mara

Duration: 03:09

The hunting behaviour of big cats in the Masai Mara.

 
Biodiversity and the human implications
Biodiversity and the human implications

Duration: 2:37

Why is conserving biodiversity important for human existence? Can we live without a diverse range of species?

 
Blind cave fish
Blind cave fish

Duration: 00:49

A description of the adaptations of blind cave fish to their habitat.

 
Chameleons use their sticky tongues to feed
Chameleons use their sticky tongues to feed

Duration: 1:57

Chameleons are observed feeding in slow motion. The reptiles' sticky tongues shoot towards their insect prey, grab hold of it and retract it into their mouths.

 
Culling red deer for conservation
Culling red deer for conservation

Duration: 05:00

Liz Bonnin travels to the Cairngorms to get to grips with the controversial practice of controlling red deer populations through culling.

 
Defensive mechanisms of the smoky jungle frog
Defensive mechanisms of the smoky jungle frog

Duration: 01:37

The smoky jungle frog has some clever defences against predators - it emits a high-pitched scream and secretes a noxious substance from its skin.

 
Diverse reef animals
Diverse reef animals

Duration: 02:03

Footage of an array of spectacular reef animals.

 
Ecosystems and species diversity
Ecosystems and species diversity

Duration: 3:59

Why is it important to conserve a wide diversity of organisms within an ecosystem? A discussion about the interdependence of species within an environment.

 
How Bhutan’s Buddhist traditions help protect rare wildlife
How Bhutan’s Buddhist traditions help protect rare wildlife

Duration: 01:29

Digital colour and infra-red cameras are triggered by motion sensors to capture footage of rare animals in the wilderness of Bhutan.

 
Inside a coral reef
Inside a coral reef

Duration: 03:15

David Attenborough describes how a coral reef is built.

 
Inside the blue whale
Inside the blue whale

Duration: 04:01

David Attenborough describes the aspects of the blue whale's anatomy and physiology that make it perfectly adapted to life in the ocean.

 
Life in a carnivorous pitcher plant
Life in a carnivorous pitcher plant

Duration: 01:57

A red crab spider lives and hunts inside a carnivorous pitcher plant.

 
Locomotion and feeding of nautilus
Locomotion and feeding of nautilus

Duration: 02:01

The nocturnal nautilus, a marine cephalopod, is seen searching for food.

 
Monitoring the population of an endangered species
Monitoring the population of an endangered species

Duration: 1:56

How do you monitor the population size of an endangered species? Snow leopards of the Himalaya are difficult to find and their numbers, distribution and behaviour are largely estimated.

 
Saving tigers by creating wildlife corridors
Saving tigers by creating wildlife corridors

Duration: 01:14

Alan Rabinowitz outlines a vision of creating wildlife corridors to link isolated populations of wild tigers on the fringes of the Himalayas in order to conserve them.

 
Scuba diving under an iceberg
Scuba diving under an iceberg

Duration: 06:26

Scuba divers observe the submerged ice wall of an iceberg and collect samples of marine invertebrates which are classified and described back on board the ship.

 
Special adaptations make the dolphin a champion swimmer
Special adaptations make the dolphin a champion swimmer

Duration: 03:07

Dolphins have specially adapted skin that makes them speedy swimmers.

 
The behaviour of deep sea squid and octopus
The behaviour of deep sea squid and octopus

Duration: 01:55

Locomotion and predator defences of two unusual deep sea cephalopods - the vampire squid and dumbo octopus.

 
The biodiversity of Lake Baikal
The biodiversity of Lake Baikal

Duration: 02:06

Underwater views of the diverse life in Lake Baikal, Siberia.

 
The evolution of different beak types and feeding techniques in wading birds
The evolution of different beak types and feeding techniques in wading birds

Duration: 02:39

Different wading bird species have evolved different beak shapes and feeding techniques to allow them to feed on different organisms. This helps to avoid competition between species.

 
The Taklamakan Desert
The Taklamakan Desert

Duration: 02:37

In one of the driest habitats on Earth, camels are well adapted for survival.

 
Variation
Variation

Duration: 00:22

The use of dogs to introduce the terms species and variation.

 
Venomous spitting cobras
Venomous spitting cobras

Duration: 3:22

A spitting cobra fires venom from its fangs towards a visor covering David Attenborough's eyes.

 

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