Weird Nature

March 2017

6. Peculiar Potions

Expired 3.0 5 x
Series exploring strange animal behaviour looks at how a surprising number of creatures take substances for pleasure or to cure ailments. Discover starlings that use aromatherapy; chimps that administer their own medicine; an odd amphibian that can heal itself; bee bouncers that stop drunk and disorderly bees returning to the hive; monkeys whose liking for happy hour tells us about our own drinking habits; lemurs that ingest mind-altering millipedes; hedgehogs that indulge in strange rituals; c...

5. Puzzling Partners

Expired 3.0 2 x
Discover a lizard that uses a scorpion as a bodyguard, a toad that sets up home with a tarantula, an animal that uses hummingbirds as an air charter, the barber that fish use, a crab that carries living fisticuffs, mutant frogs, a snake that acts as pest controller in an owl's nest, dolphins that co-operate with fishermen, a bird that guides people to honey and an odd farmyard full of strange friendships.

4. Fantastic Feeding

Expired 3.0 1 x
Series exploring strange animal behaviour reveals the many inventive ways animals catch prey. Discover a creature that employs glue-guns as weapons, a fish that slashes with a chainsaw and a spider that lassos its prey with a swinging blob of glue. Meet a fish that targets its prey using its mouth as a water pistol, a shrimp that stuns its prey with sound and a lemur with an ET-like finger that taps for a meal. Plus, a frogfish whose mouth moves faster than its prey can see, a snake with a tail...
February 2017

3. Bizarre Breeding

Expired 3.0 1 x
Discover dancing scorpions, courting birds that give trinkets as gifts, mice that mate themselves to death and a mantis that eats its partner in an exploration of strange behaviour in nature's bizarre breeding rituals.

2. Devious Defences

Expired 3.0 8 x
Series exploring bizarre behaviour in the animal kingdom looks at creatures that employ camouflage, armour and other methods to ward off predators. Discover skunks that handstand, crabs that dress up and fish that are slime monsters. Meet an armadillo that can roll into an impregnable ball, owls and frogs that puff themselves up and a cobra that spits venom. There are fish that can copy a chequered board, octopus that shape-shift and creatures that can turn inside out. There are even birds that...

1. Marvellous Motion

Expired 3.0 7 x
Series looking at strange animal behaviour reveals nature's quirkiest movers and shakers. From dancing seaslugs to cartwheeling caterpillars this is nature at its most weird and wonderful.
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