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Behind scenes of Planet Earth Live

4 May 2012 Last updated at 09:36 BST

From watching a new family of lion cubs in Kenya to tracking American black bears across Minnesota - this month the BBC will be following the lives of some of the world's most magnificent creatures.

Richard Hammond is in Kenya's Masai Mara with a look behind the scenes of this massive live televison challenge.

Planet Earth Live begins Sunday, 6 May at 19:50 BST on BBC One.

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