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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 10: Magical Appearances

Summary

David Attenborough explores nature's evolutionary anomalies and examines creatures whose stretched features have given them an edge in the natural world.
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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A key to this series’ success is the way it recaptures our wonder at the natural world. It does this by charting the development of our knowledge (just imagine how the public reacted to proof of a butterfly’s metamorphosis) and furnishing us with the latest findings (CT scans show how migratory instincts are passed on).


This double bill – sadly the last – keeps the marvels coming not only with the magical appearances of painted ladies and swallows, but also the rule-breaking gender swaps of seahorses and hyenas. But the biggest surprise would be if schools didn’t use the series to bolster science lessons.

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