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  • 2014-02-18T20:00:00Z on BBC Two
  • 30 mins
  • 3 hours, 42 mins (10 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary

Sir David shines the spotlight on some of nature’s evolutionary anomalies and reveals how these curious animals continue to baffle and fascinate.

10 episodes

2x01 Virgin Birth

  • Season Premiere

    2014-02-18T20:00:00Z — 21 mins

Sir David Attenborough reveals more of nature's most amazing animals. Looking at the way female Komodo dragons and aphids reproduce.

2x02 Armoured Animals

  • 2014-02-18T20:00:00Z — 23 mins

Sir David Attenborough tells us about some amazing animals. Focusing on the rhino and hedgehog, which have developed thick skin to protect them.

2x03 Life in the Dark

  • 2014-02-25T20:00:00Z — 21 mins

Sir David Attenborough looks at the eyes of squid and owls and how they've managed to maximise their vision.

2x04 Curious Imposters

  • 2014-02-25T20:00:00Z — 22 mins

In Curious Imposters we look at cuckoos and the way the death's-head hawkmoth steals honey.

2x05 Bad Reputations

  • 2014-03-04T20:00:00Z — 23 mins

In Bad Reputations, we’ll see how the gorilla and the vampire bat both gained frightening reputations when first discovered by explorers and scientists.

2x06 Shocking Senses

  • 2014-03-04T20:00:00Z — 22 mins

Plants and animals have some curious super senses that we find hard to fathom in our world of only five senses. We learn about how naturalists found out some eels were electric.

2x07 Life on Ice

  • 2014-03-11T20:00:00Z — 24 mins

Emperor penguins and wood frogs have remarkable adaptations to survive the most challenging of conditions.

2x08 Spinners and Weavers

  • 2014-03-11T20:00:00Z — 21 mins

Nature's inventiveness is expertly highlighted in the artistry of weaving and the unique properties of silk.

2x09 Strange Parents

  • 2014-03-18T20:00:00Z — 24 mins

Sir David Attenborough shines the spotlight on nature's most amazing animals. Looking at female hyaenas and why male seahorses give birth.

2x10 Magical Appearances

  • 2014-03-18T20:00:00Z — 21 mins

Magical Appearances explores how swallows magically appear each spring and asks how did complex and beautiful insects like butterflies suddenly arrive in the summer.