Roland Buerk reports on Japan's doggy obsession and the demographic time-bomb behind it.
BBC World Service
Camels remain at the heart of Arabic culture. Tessa McGregor joins an Omani caravan.
BBC Radio 4
As the world watches the pandas in Edinburgh zoo, Philip Dodd investigates their allure.
Howard Stableford meets the Ten Rare Men, the experts who rule on rare bird sightings.
Roger Law takes a look at the 'fancy': the wonderful world of show rabbits.
Tim Boon tells the story of Percy Smith, a pioneer in the art of the natural history film.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Martin Wainwright looks at our national night time obsession - with the beauty of moths.
James Aldred encounters one of the world's most powerful birds of prey, the harpy eagle.
2/2 Rod Liddle debates our reactions to the familiar kestrel and the well nurtured red kite.
1/2 Rod Liddle debates our responses to two vilified animals, the fox and the rat.