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The Wonder of Animals Episode 2 of 12

Bears can live in practically every habitat on Earth, from tropical jungles to the Arctic Ocean. Wherever they are found, they are capable of surviving extreme conditions and extracting the highest-quality food.

Detailing the latest research, Chris Packham explores the specialised adaptations that have enabled bears to thrive, including how a polar bear's hollow fur allows it to feed throughout the gruelling Arctic winter, whilst a state of 'walking hibernation' sees it through the summer months.

Release date:

29 minutes


Tue 2 Jan 2018 13:45


Role Contributor
PresenterChris Packham
Executive ProducerJonny Keeling
DirectorClare Kingston
ProducerClare Kingston
Series ProducerAaron Paul

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