This episode offers an exciting look at nature with close-ups of wild cats, snakes, crocodiles, scorpions, etc., focusing on the animals' methods of defense or predation (venom, teeth, claws, size, etc.). In this episode you will learn all about the wild world of dangerous animals
The Biggest? An Elephant? A Giraffe? A Hippopotamus? Or the humpback whale which is three times longer than the tallest giraffe and weighs more than a dozen hippos. But which is the biggest of them all?
Are animals smart? You bet. But which is the smartest of them all? The socially complex chimpanzee? The inventive bolas spider? The architectural termite? The curious dolphin? Or the inimitable octopus?
How do you decide which is the strongest animal on the Planet? Wild Ones looks at the comparative strength of the tiniest of ants to that of a might grizzly bear, or a deadly crocodile to the indestructible rhinoceros.
More than 80 percent of Australia’s plants, mammals, reptiles and frogs are unique to Australia and are found nowhere else in the world. Wild dingos, frisky kangaroos, deceptively cuddly looking koalas and playful platypuses are some of the most iconic of Australia’s wild animals.
So many words describe the many ways that birds fly – pelicans and kestrels soar but owls fly silently. Parrots flock, vultures swarm and eagles swoop. Radar-accurate eyes scan the ground and slotted feathers adjust flight paths as hawks attack. But, which is the true master of the sky?
They may be small but don’t be fooled - micro predators can be deadly. From the impressive serial killer Portia spider to the hundreds of species of ants and the archerfish with its precision firing of water droplets to secure its prey Wild Ones peers through the microscope to uncover their true lethality.
Animals, big and not so big, traverse hundreds of miles – some in search of food, others to find ideal breeding grounds. From Zebras crossing the savannahs of Africa to the huge journeys undertaken by turtles to find the perfect beach to lay their eggs – the annual and often dangerous journeys are simply mind boggling.
It is estimated that there are approximately 8.7 million different species of animals on Earth. Each has developed unique, specific and often deadly survival techniques and skills for survival. How do we choose a favourite from such a vast array of spectacular and beautiful creatures?