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The Wonder of Animals – Crocodiles

The Wonder of Animals - Crocodiles: Chris Packham explores what lies beneath a crocodile's hard exterior to discover the secret to its 250-million-year history. It may look like a relic from a prehistoric world, but the crocodile boasts one of the most sophisticated physiologies on the planet. By following all stages of a crocodile hunt, from the warm-up to the ambush and the kill, Chris reveals how their extraordinary circulatory system enables them to hold their breath underwater for over…

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Read more about the article The Wonder of Animals – Foxes
The Wonder of Animals - Foxes
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The Wonder of Animals – Foxes

The Wonder of Animals - Foxes: Across the planet carnivores are struggling to compete in a world with a rocketing human population, but one predator is bucking the trend - the fox. Its numbers are increasing and its geographical range expanding.     Chris Packham explores the secrets to its success - its senses, its intelligence and its flexibility. New research reveals how its slit pupils enable it to hunt in the bright desert day; how it may be using…

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Read more about the article The Wonder of Animals – Penguins
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The Wonder of Animals – Penguins

The Wonder of Animals - Penguins: Chris Packham explores what makes animal groups successful. He looks at how the penguin's legs, wings and body shape have allowed it to adapt to a range of environments.     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…

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The Wonder of Animals – Bears

The Wonder of Animals - Bears: Bears can live in practically every habitat on Earth, from tropical jungles to the Arctic Ocean. Wherever they are found, they are capable of surviving extreme conditions and extracting the highest-quality food.     Detailing the latest research, Chris Packham explores the specialised adaptations that have enabled bears to thrive, including how a polar bear's hollow fur allows it to feed throughout the gruelling Arctic winter, whilst a state of 'walking hibernation' sees it…

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Heligan: Secrets of the Lost Garden

Heligan: Secrets of the Lost Garden - Looking at the secret lives of the wildlife in one of Britain's favourite gardens. Shot by Charlie Hamilton-James, this film follows various animals, from the family of foxes that play after hours in the pleasure gardens to the toads in the Italian garden and the badgers that clear up the tea rooms at night. Set against the background of the gardening year, these stories reveal life behind the scenes at Heligan.    …

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