The Life of Mammals

Plant Predators

Series 1 - Episode 3 Plant Predators

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Summary

David Attenborough uses advanced surveillance technology to observe the feeding habits of herbivores, including elephants forced to undertake epic migrations to ensure a steady diet of the plants they need to survive. He also considers the habits of the sloth, which takes a month to digest each meal, and reveals scientific research suggesting that grazing wildebeest do not follow the rains as originally thought, but detect trails of phosphorus in the grass.

Cast & Crew

Presenter David Attenborough
Producer Vanessa Berlowitz
Series Producer Mike Salisbury
Writer David Attenborough
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