The Trials of Life


12. Continuing the Line

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David Attenborough looks at the many and varied ways that animals ensure their genes are passed on to the next generation.

11. Courting

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David Attenborough examines courtship rituals in the animal kingdom. Animals have developed lots of techniques for impressing potential mates - singing, offering presents, showing off their strength and beauty - for successful courtship means the ch...

10. Talking to Strangers

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David Attenborough examines the methods of communication in the animal kingdom. The love song of a fish keeps the inhabitants around San Francisco Bay awake, the river banks in Malaysia teem with millions of tiny beetles and the world's loudest bird...

9. Friends and Rivals

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David Attenborough examines how, in the animal kingdom, recognising friends and respecting the power of rivals is vital.

8. Fighting

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Fight or flee? Resist or surrender? Aggression over food, territory or mates is widespread in animals. But teeth, hooves, horns and spines can cause severe injury and sometimes death. So zebras in the Serengeti, moose in Alaska and even bizarre stal...
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