The Weddell seal must teach its newborn to live in the Antarctic. Also, the sengi creates pathways to help catch and escape prey and the aye-aye can only use its hearing when hunting in the dark.
Barren land forces eight million reindeer to move north, finding food as they travel. The fruit bats, however, take to the sky, where they can fly up to a 1000km in a few nights.
A wounded hyena calls to her clan to help her challenge a pride of lions, and families of polar bears fight each other for food.
There's some sibling rivalry when the coatis go hunting for the first time, whilst the meerkats are more organised and disciplined.
An inexperienced elephant mother must learn quickly so she can protect her young and the female humpback whale makes her presence known when looking for a mate.
The team attempt to film the humpback whale's mating contest; this requires local knowledge, hours on the water and a big slice of luck.
Uakari: leap of faith
Struggling to film bald uakaris living in the tree-tops, Life programme maker Chadden Hunter finally got a glimpse of their spectacular trapeze act.Earth Explorers: watch the uakari acrobats
Rufous elephant shrew
The rufous sengi or elephant shrew is highly adapted to evade predators. Watch slow motion footage of this tiny mammal making a getaway.Wildlife finder: see this escapologist in action
Straw-coloured fruit bat
Straw-coloured fruit bats' wings span to almost 1m and they are capable of travelling great distances quickly. Once a year they gather together for the largest fruit bat roost on Earth.Wildlife Finder: witness millions of these bats congregating
Being the world's largest land carnivore means that very few things threaten polar bears. Except other polar bears that is.Wildlife Finder: watch two polar bear families meet
Humpback whales are large baleen whales that can grow up to 16m in length. They are well known for their complex songs that are performed by males during courtship.Wildlife Finder: listen to humpback whale song
African bush elephant
African bush elephants are the largest living land mammals. They also have very complex social systems and family structures.Wildlife Finder: see how grandma knows best
Rock wallabies: nature's free runners
Not only are they expert long jumpers, but brush-tailed rock wallabies are also high-speed rock hoppers.Earth Explorers: watch the wallaby free runners in action
- David Attenborough
- Ted Oakes
- Executive Producer
- Michael Gunton
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