The Wonder of Animals

2022
29:00

November 4, 2015

3.0 1 x
Chris Packham explores what makes animal groups successful. What is it about big cats that makes them such good hunters?
Episodes 2021
30:00

November 7, 2015

3.0 1 x
Chris Packham explores what makes animal groups successful. How hairs keep elephants cool, how feet sensors guide them towards rain and how their mouths store water.
29:00

November 3, 2015

3.0 1 x
Chris Packham explores what makes animal groups successful: How are bears able to survive in practically every habitat on earth, from jungles to the Arctic?
Episodes 2020
29:00

November 6, 2015

3.0 10 x
Chris Packham explores what makes animal groups successful. How are foxes bucking the trend of carnivores struggling to compete in a world with a rocketing human population?
30:00

November 11, 2015

3.0 7 x
Chris Packham explores what makes animal groups successful. He reveals how dolphins can be ruthless, how pods communicate food locations, and orcas' hunting strategies.
Episodes 2019
29:00

June 28, 2016

3.0 4 x
At first sight, penguins seem ill-suited to their environment - rotund abdomens, stubby little legs and stiff wings appear to make the going tough. But in fact it is these very traits that enable this bird to thrive. Chris explores details of the penguin's anatomy, using new scientific research to reveal how its legs, wing...
Episodes 2018
30:00

November 9, 2015

3.0 7 x
Chris Packham explores the evolution of the great ape's brain to reveal how different parts have been adapted over time by its anatomy, ingenuity and sociability, culminating in one of the most complex brains on the planet. Chris examines how the ability to use two hands asymmetrically sets the great ape apart from other t...
Episodes 2016
29:00

December 5, 2015

Expired 3.0 16 x
Chris Packham delves beneath a snake's skin to discover what has made them some of the most successful predators on earth. Their simple body plan hides remarkable adaptations that enable them to rival their limbed, winged and finned counterparts.
29:00

November 17, 2015

Expired 3.0 11 x
Chris Packham explores what enables birds of prey to rule the aerial roost. Their ability to dominate their fellow birds in terms of strength, manoeuvrability and phenomenal speed is down to a combination of anatomical and physiological adaptations.
29:00

November 5, 2015

Expired 3.0 11 x
The 100 trillion ants in the world weigh as much as all the people on earth and have colonised the planet like no other animal. Chris Packham explores the ingenious ways in which ants have collaborated to achieve their global success - natural air-conditioning systems keep ants cool in their nests, shelters made from their...
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