David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities


Why do giraffes have long necks?

David Attenborough is back on prime time TV with his BBC series Africa. But his fans need not be disappointed when the series comes to a close as he has a brand new series starting later this month on Eden. Called Natural Curiosities the series is exclusive to Eden.

Starting on 29th January Sir David will take a close look at some of the more wondrous and unique aspects of the natural world which will fascinate any wildlife lover. The series will be concentrating on some of the species that Sir David has found most intriguing in his 60 years of global travel and wildlife film making.

The 5 part series will see Attenborough examine 10 species – 2 in each programme – that has some sort of distinctive evolutionary quirk.

The series is made up of the following programmes:

1. Stretched to the limit – will highlight the super long tongue of the chameleon and the long neck of the giraffe.

2. A curious hoax – sees two species that when first discovered threw many leading scientists and biologists at the time and lead to an increased understanding of evolution. The species are the midwife toad and the duck-billed platypus.

3. Young Wrinklies – looks at two long-lived species – the elephant and the mole-rat – who both look old and wrinkly at a young age but go on to live long lives.

4. A Curious Twist – why are spirals so widespread in nature. some answers may be gleaned by looking at the twisted tusk of the narwhal and the shell of the snail.

5. Seeing the Pattern – from the stripes of the zebra to the patterns on the butterfly shapes, bold colours and patterns are widespread throughout the natural world. What are the benefits of these designs.

The series that was filmed at locations throughout the UK will see Sir David deliver his well-loved and popular style of nature commentary that will highlight just how intriguing the natural world can be.


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