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Deserts

Episode 4 of 6

The world's deserts force animals to come up with ingenious ways of coping with hostile conditions, giving rise to the most incredible survival stories on earth.

The world's deserts are lands of extremes that force animals to come up with ingenious ways of coping with hostile conditions, giving rise to the most incredible survival stories on earth.

A pride of desert lions are so hungry they risk hunting a giraffe several times their size, while male sandgrouse fly 120 miles each day to the nearest waterhole and dice with death to collect water for their chicks.

Filmed for the first time, a tiny bat does battle with one of the world's deadliest scorpions, and in Madagascar, a locust swarm of biblical proportions is seen as never before.

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59 minutes

Last on

Fri 5 Jan 2018 16:15

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

  • 00:03

    Armin van Buuren

    Alone (feat. Lauren Evans)

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter David Attenborough
Composer Hans Zimmer
Producer Ed Charles
Series Producer Tom Hugh-Jones

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