• Premiered: Oct 2009
  • Episodes: 10
  • Followers: 127
  • Ended
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  • Monday
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Season 1
Challenges of Life
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Oct 12, 2009
In nature, living long enough to breed is a monumental struggle. Many animals and plants go to extremes to give themselves a chance. Uniquely, three brother cheetahs band together to .. show full overview
Reptiles and Amphibians
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Oct 19, 2009
Reptiles and amphibians look like hang-overs from the past. But they overcome their shortcomings through amazing innovation. The pebble toad turns into a rubber ball to roll and .. show full overview
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Oct 26, 2009
Mammals dominate the planet. They do it through having warm blood and by the care they lavish on their young. Weeks of filming in the bitter Antarctic winter reveal how a mother Weddell .. show full overview
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Nov 02, 2009
Fish dominate the planet's waters through their astonishing variety of shape and behaviour. The beautiful weedy sea dragon looks like a creature from a fairytale, and the male .. show full overview
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Nov 09, 2009
Birds owe their global success to feathers - something no other animal has. They allow birds to do extraordinary things. For the first time, a slow-motion camera captures the unique .. show full overview
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Nov 16, 2009
There are 200 million insects for each of us. They are the most successful animal group ever. Their key is an armoured covering that takes on almost any shape. Darwin's stag beetle .. show full overview
Hunters and Hunted
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Nov 22, 2009
Mammals' ability to learn new tricks is the key to survival in the knife-edge world of hunters and hunted. In a TV first, a killer whale off the Falklands does something unique: it .. show full overview
Creatures of the Deep
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Nov 30, 2009
Marine invertebrates are some of the most bizarre and beautiful animals on the planet, and thrive in the toughest parts of the oceans. Divers swim into a shoal of predatory Humboldt .. show full overview
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Dec 07, 2009
Plants' solutions to life's challenges are as ingenious and manipulative as any animal's. Innovative time-lapse photography opens up a parallel world where plants act like fly-paper, .. show full overview
1x10 Show finale
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Dec 14, 2009
Intelligence and adaptability allow primates to tackle the many challenges of life, and this is what makes our closest relatives so successful. This resourcefulness has enabled primates .. show full overview

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