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Bears

Episode 2 of 12

Chris Packham explores what makes animal groups successful: How are bears able to survive in practically every habitat on earth, from jungles to the Arctic?

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.

29 minutes

Last on

Fri 12 Jul 2019 19:00

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    Rae Morris

    Skin

  • 00:10

    Four Tet

    Everything Is Alright

  • 00:11

    Florence + the Machine

    No Light, No Light

  • 00:16

    Laura Mvula

    She

  • 00:17

    Laura Mvula

    Diamonds

  • 00:22

    The xx

    Fiction

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Chris Packham
Executive Producer Jonny Keeling
Director Clare Kingston
Producer Clare Kingston
Series Producer Aaron Paul

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