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The Trials of Life

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A natural history of behaviour by David Attenborough
Fighting. Aggression over food, territory or mates is widespread in animals. But teeth, hooves, horns and spines can cause severe injury and sometimes death. So zebras in the Serengeti, moose in Alaska and even bizarre stalk-eyed flies in Malaysia assess their opponent's prowess and choose to fight depending on what they stand to lose or gain. And despite the proliferation of weapons in nature's battles, many disputes are settled without a blow being struck - risking injury is the last resort. Producer Keenan Smart
Executive producer Peter Jones
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Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: Peter Jones

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