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Power

Episode 4 of 6

Nature documentary with David
Attenborough. Animals must try to gain a position of power to have the best
access to food and water, and to attract the opposite sex.

Animals must try to gain a position of
power in their worlds. The most powerful have best access to food and water,
and they are also the most attractive to the opposite sex. An orphaned,
friendless, young chimp leaves his playful youth behind as he attempts to
climb the social ladder. His troop is ruled by big, aggressive males. His
first attempt to join them ends in a beating, but making his first friend
changes his life. Together, they hunt for small mammals using spears, and
share the spoils. It's an act that changes them from friends to allies. In
meerkat society, knowledge is power, and knowing how to deal with a venomous
snake is essential for any youngster who wants to be a player in its world.
Few young male kangaroos will ever get to occupy the top spot in their
world. The only way is to fight and beat the eight-foot tall ruling male in
a brutal boxing match.

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59 minutes

Audio described

Last on

Thu 8 Aug 2019 16:15

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Role Contributor
Presenter David Attenborough
Producer Ian Gray
Series Producer Rupert Barrington

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