Life (BBC)

60 minutes

David Attenborough looks at the extraordinary ends to which animals and plants go in order to survive. Featuring epic spectacles, amazing TV firsts and examples of new wildlife behaviour.

60 minutes

David Attenborough looks at the extraordinary ends to which animals and plants go in order to survive. Featuring epic spectacles, amazing TV firsts and examples of new wildlife behaviour.

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Watch Life - BBC Season 1 Episode 10 - Primates

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s1e10 Primates
December 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 to conquer an incredible diversity of habitat. Hamadryas baboons live on the open plains of Ethiopia in groups up to 400 strong. Strength in numbers gives them some protection from potential predators. But, should their path cross with other baboon troops, it can lead to all-out battle, as males try to steal females from one another, and even settle old scores. Japanese macaques are the most northerly-dwelling primates and they experience completely different challenges. Some beat the freezing conditions by having access to a thermal spa in the middle of winter. But this privilege is only for those born of the right female bloodline. For western lowland gorillas, it's the male silverback that leads his family group in the rich forests of the Congo basin. He advertises his status to all with a powerful chest-beating display. Most primates are forest dwellers, and one of the strangest is the tarsier – the only purely carnivorous primate. As it hunts for insects the tarsier leaps from tree to tree in the dead of night, using its huge forward-facing eyes to safely judge each jump. Good communication is essential for success in primate society.
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Watch Life - BBC Season 1 Episode 1 - Challenges of Life

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s1e1 Challenges of Life
October 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 bring down a huge ostrich. Aerial photography reveals how bottle-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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Watch Life - BBC Season 1 Episode 1 - Challenges of Life
s1e1 Challenges of Life
October 12, 2009
October 12, 2009
Challenges of Life
Series Premiere
Watch Life - BBC Season 1 Episode 2 - Reptiles and Amphibians
s1e2 Reptiles and Amphibians
October 19, 2009
October 19, 2009
Reptiles and Amphibians
Watch Life - BBC Season 1 Episode 3 - Mammals
s1e3 Mammals
October 26, 2009
October 26, 2009
Mammals
Watch Life - BBC Season 1 Episode 4 - Fish
s1e4 Fish
November 2, 2009
November 2, 2009
Fish
Watch Life - BBC Season 1 Episode 5 - Birds
s1e5 Birds
November 9, 2009
November 9, 2009
Birds
Watch Life - BBC Season 1 Episode 6 - Insects
s1e6 Insects
November 16, 2009
November 16, 2009
Insects
Watch Life - BBC Season 1 Episode 7 - Hunters and Hunted
s1e7 Hunters and Hunted
November 23, 2009
November 23, 2009
Hunters and Hunted
Watch Life - BBC Season 1 Episode 8 - Creatures of the Deep
s1e8 Creatures of the Deep
November 30, 2009
November 30, 2009
Creatures of the Deep
Watch Life - BBC Season 1 Episode 9 - Plants
s1e9 Plants
December 7, 2009
December 7, 2009
Plants
Watch Life - BBC Season 1 Episode 10 - Primates
s1e10 Primates
December 14, 2009
December 14, 2009
Primates
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This series is a beautiful documentary of life on earth. The scenery and information that this show contains is impressive. I recommend this show to anyone who loves documentaries and who wishes to learn more about the life on this planet.
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Second Attenbrough show I've watched and it's just as good as Planet Earth.
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