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Snow Animals

Liz Bonnin introduces a cast of charismatic animals to reveal the remarkable strategies they use to survive, and even thrive, through the winter.

Liz Bonnin introduces a cast of charismatic animals to reveal the remarkable strategies they use to survive, and even thrive, in winter. For animals this is the toughest time of year, and preparations start early. In autumn, Siberian chipmunks collect food in their cheek pouches to stockpile in their burrows, while caribou make an epic journey to new feeding areas away from the worst weather. With the arrival of winter, the American bobcat has to find its prey beneath deep snow, while an Arctic fox must sniff out its very own frozen ready meal. A sea otter mum keeps her cub warm by blowing air into its coat, while some animals turn white to blend in with the snowy world around them. As winter begins to loosen its grip, an Arctic ground squirrel stirs from an eight-month hibernation and has to woo its mate in just twelve hours, and baby animals emerge to play in the snow before spring’s imminent arrival. Along the way, Liz meets some of our most iconic winter animals to uncover the secrets behind their seasonal success stories.

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58 minutes

Audio described

Last on

Wed 23 Dec 2020 10:15

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Liz Bonnin
Director Simon Baxter
Producer Victoria Bobin
Series Producer Holly Spearing
Executive Producer Roger Webb

Broadcasts

  • Mon 30 Dec 2019 19:00
  • Mon 6 Jan 2020 01:30
  • Tue 7 Jan 2020 23:30
  • Tue 7 Jan 2020 23:35
  • Wed 8 Jan 2020 00:30
  • Mon 21 Dec 2020 12:00
  • Wed 23 Dec 2020 10:15

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