The Wonder of Animals

Series in which Chris Packham uses groundbreaking science and brand-new behaviour to delve deep beneath the skin and discover the unique features that have made certain animal groups successful.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC Four (2014 - 2014)
Schedule: Wednesdays at 20:00 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Nature
Episodes ordered: 12 episodes

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Previous Episode

Birds of Prey

Episode 1x12; Oct 29, 2014

Chris Packham explores what enables birds of prey to rule the aerial roost. Their ability to dominate their fellow birds in terms of strength, manoeuvrability and phenomenal speed is down to a combination of anatomical and physiological adaptations.C

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x12: Birds of PreyOct 29, 2014
1x11: SnakesOct 22, 2014
1x10: BatsOct 15, 2014
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