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Duration: 10 minutes

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David Attenborough recalls filming an exclusive interview with the Adamsons and their famous lioness, Elsa. From 2011. Show more

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David Attenborough explores how cuckoos get their eggs into the nests of other species. It is one of the iconic brood parasites. From 2011. Show more

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Sir David ponders the decline in collecting by children, as well as their early fascination with the natural world. From 2009. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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The naturalist muses on the messages conveyed in the syllables, melodies and repeated phrases of singing birds. From 2009. Show more

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The naturalist asks why the Large Blue butterfly died out in the UK - and the challenge of its reintroduction. From 2009. Show more

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David Attenborough recalls following chimpanzees hunting other monkeys. It changed his views on natural history films. From 2011. Show more

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David Attenborough remembers when he and Sir Peter Scott were exploring the existence of the Loch Ness Monster. From April 2011. Show more

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David Attenborough celebrates the Monarch Butterfly. Its migration is one of the great spectacles and feats of nature. From May 2011. Show more

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David Attenborough talks about Alfred Russell Wallace, the great travel writer, geographer and naturalist. From April 2011. Show more

David Attenborough's Life Stories

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Bird's Nest Soup

Duration: 10 minutes

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The naturalist on the battle of filming the birds of Borneo, whose nests made of saliva are prized by Chinese chefs. From 2009. Show more

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David Attenborough talks about Cicadas, strumming insects that fill the evening air across the world with sound. From 2011. Show more

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David Attenborough explores animal signalling, looking at fireflies and their ability to generate light of their own. From 2011. Show more

David Attenborough's Life Stories

Series 1

Episode 2: Monstrous Flowers

Duration: 10 minutes

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Deep in the steamy forests of Sumatra, the largest flowers in the world bloom, albeit for under a week. But why are they so big? Show more

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Although David Attenborough hates rats, having filmed them he explains why they should be respected. From April 2011. Show more

David Attenborough's Life Stories

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Quetzalcoatlus

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David Attenborough is fascinated by the largest flying animal ever to exist during the time of the dinosaurs. From 2011. Show more