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In this episode, Chris Packham uncovers some bizarre events form the natural world. He examines a mysterious die-off of saiga in Kazakhstan, investigates strange holes ripped out of the clouds and uncovers the real reason for a long line of pits carved out of the Peruvian desert.

He also charts the advance of a crab army in Norwegian waters, finds out what is killing off seabirds on remote islands and what makes spiders glow in the dark, discovers chimps with rock dolls and explores strange mineral deposits alive in the caves under France.

Release date:

59 minutes


Fri 24 Aug 2018 15:15


Role Contributor
PresenterChris Packham
ProducerTom Payne
Series ProducerChloe Sarosh

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