Challenges of Life

Oct 12, 2009 on BBC one at 12:00 AM


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 bring down a huge ostrich. Aerial photography reveals how bottle... (more)-nosed dolphins trap fish in a ring of mud, and timelapse cameras show how the Venus flytrap ensnares insect victims. The Strawberry frog carries a tadpole high into a tree and drops it in a water-filled bromeliad. The frog must climb back from the ground every day to feed it. Fledgling chinstrap penguins undertake a heroic and tragic journey through the broken ice to get out to sea. Many can barely swim and the formidable leopard seal lies in wait.

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