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David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Sir David Attenborough examines the mysteries behind some of nature's most fascinating creatures and plants.

The abilities of some plants and animals are so remarkable that they seem almost supernatural. The discovery of electricity in the electric eel excited early naturalists and inspired the invention of the battery. Research is now revealing many hidden plant senses too, such as flowers that can talk to bees using electrical signals. Early naturalists were also puzzled as to where some animals disappear to each year. The discovery of the swallow's epic migration and the butterfly's magical transformation were scientific stories cloaked in mystery and controversy. Show less

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