I think most people who watch any substantial amount of television would agree that the BBC produces some of the best shows available. I especially enjoy their nature exposés. They have a new series,Spy in the Wild, which is designed to give viewers a “close up” view of life among a variety of groups of animals.
This intimate look into the lives of these creatures is made possible by the new technology available through very small and very good cameras as well the craftsmanship of those who build the robotic animals that, for the most part, seem to pass for the real thing among their fellow tribe members.
In the video below, Langur monkeys appear to genuinely grieve over the death of the artificial monkey. It is sad, poignant and thought provoking. We are reminded how similar we are to these animals.
Bears often find trees to use as scratching posts. Those who study bears will often place wire on trees they understand are popular with the bears to harvest the hair and analyze DNA for tracking information, etc. We don’t often get to see the bears enjoying themselves so much, but I think you will also enjoy this humorous video that is accompanied by a very fitting musical score.
From the YouTube Video Listing:
Published on Nov 11, 2016
Sometimes bears have an itch they just have to scratch! Episode two details below. The second episode of Planet Earth II focuses on mountains.
Please check local listings for specific information:
· UK, BBC1 13th Nov, Sunday, 8pm
· Nordics (BBC Earth channel), 13th Nov, Sunday, 8pm
A BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC America, ZDF, Tencent and France Télévisions.
The Venus Flytrap is one of nature’s cunning predators even if it doesn’t have a brain!
From the YouTube Video Page:
“Hungry Venus flytraps snap shut on a host of unfortunate flies. But, despite its name, flies arent the flytrap’s only meal. As long as its prey is roughly the right size and touches two of its hairs within twenty seconds, the plant will dine on any insect or spider that comes its way. Glands in the lobes then secrete enzymes that break the dinner down into a digestible soup. Ten days later, the trap pops open to reveal nothing but a dried out husk.”