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Staying Alive

Chris Packham meets the animals using devious tactics and sneaky tricks to survive, from illusionist zebras to vanishing geckos and shape-shifting cuttlefish.

Chris Packham meets the animals using devious tactics and sneaky tricks to survive. New, groundbreaking science reveals astonishing visual trickery, from illusionist zebras to vanishing geckos and shape-shifting cuttlefish.

Meet the mischievous mimics, from snakes to baby birds disguised as caterpillars, and a lioness who looks like a male lion. The world's ultimate con artists rely on sneaky strategies, even against their own kind - meet the monkey that cheats its own family and the lizard that fakes its own death. These animals really will do everything it takes to stay alive.

59 minutes

Last on

Fri 23 Aug 2019 16:15

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

  • 00:25

    Electric Six

    Danger! High Voltage!

  • 00:26

    Electric Six

    Danger! High Voltage!

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Producer Gavin Boyland
Series Producer Holly Spearing

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