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Cities can be worlds of surprising opportunity for animals, from the leopards prowling the streets of Mumbai to the peregrine falcons hunting amongst New York's skyscrapers.

Cities are growing at a faster rate than any other habitat on Earth. They may seem an unlikely place for animals to thrive, but they can be a world of surprising opportunity. Leopards prowl the streets of Mumbai, peregrine falcons hunt amongst New York's skyscrapers, and a million starlings perform spectacular aerial dances over Rome.

In Jodhpur, langurs are revered as religious deities and in Harar, locals live in harmony with wild hyenas. Many animals, however, struggle to cope in the urban jungle. As the architects of this environment, can humans choose to build cities that are homes for both them and wildlife?

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Sun 8 Nov 2020 17:00

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Presenter David Attenborough
Composer Hans Zimmer
Producer Fredi Devas
Executive Producer Michael Gunton


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