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David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

  • 2014
  • Season 2
  • 10 episodes
  • Nature

Summary

Sir David Attenborough reveals intriguing animals that are linked by evolutionary quirks.

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Episode 6: Shocking Senses

Summary

The veteran naturalist reflects on the remarkable abilities that some plants and animals possess, such as the electric eel that helped inspire the battery and flowers that `talk' to bees using electrical signals.
Recommended

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Much of the appeal of these natural treasures lies in their astonishing discovery stories. Lurid early accounts resulted in a bad rep for both the gorilla and vampire bat, and were often merely slaking the public’s thirst for sensationalism. But Guy the Gorilla’s 30-year residency at London Zoo until 1978 did much to convince the public otherwise. The very latest findings on the vampire bat are equally antithetical – and surprising.

Sir David repeatedly rekindles our childlike wonder at the world with simple demos like the sound of corn roots growing... and did you know cabbages communicate with each other by smell?

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PresenterDavid Attenborough

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DirectorStephen Dunleavy
DirectorHilary Jeffkins
Executive producerStephen Dunleavy
ProducerHilary Jeffkins
ProducerStephen Dunleavy

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  • Episode 6

    Shocking Senses

    - , Eden

    Summary

    The veteran naturalist reflects on the remarkable abilities that some plants and animals possess, such as the electric eel that helped inspire the battery and flowers that `talk' to bees using electrical signals.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    Much of the appeal of these natural treasures lies in their astonishing discovery stories. Lurid early accounts resulted in a bad rep for both the gorilla and vampire bat, and were often merely slaking the public’s thirst for sensationalism. But Guy the Gorilla’s 30-year residency at London Zoo until 1978 did much to convince the public otherwise. The very latest findings on the vampire bat are equally antithetical – and surprising.

    Sir David repeatedly rekindles our childlike wonder at the world with simple demos like the sound of corn roots growing... and did you know cabbages communicate with each other by smell?

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour | HD | SUB | WIDE | AD

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterDavid Attenborough

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorStephen Dunleavy
    DirectorHilary Jeffkins
    Executive producerStephen Dunleavy
    ProducerHilary Jeffkins
    ProducerStephen Dunleavy
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