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The Wonder of Animals

  • 2014
  • Season 1
  • 12 episodes
  • Documentary and factual
  • News and current affairs

Summary

Chris explores the ways in which ants have colonised the planet, reveals how hairs on an elephant's skin help to keep it cool, and examines what lies beneath a crocodile's hard exterior.

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Episode 6: Elephants

Summary

Chris Packham explores the anatomy and physiology of the largest land animal on the planet, the elephant. Its size seems ill-suited to surviving the most arid regions of Africa, but its inner workings allow it to defy the extreme heat of the desert, and find food and water in seemingly barren landscapes, while its extraordinary memory enables it to repel predators. Here, Chris reveals how hairs on the skin help to keep the elephant cool, and how sensors in its feet may be able to guide it toward rain

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PresenterChris Packham
Executive producerJonny Keeling
ProducerFrancis Welch
DirectorFrancis Welch
Series producerAaron Paul

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