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David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 6: Virgin Births

Duration: 24 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

How and why do female Komodo dragons and aphids reproduce by virgin births?

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 7: Life on Ice

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Sir David looks at animals that are able to thrive in extremely cold conditions.

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 8: Life in the Dark

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Examining the remarkable animals who have mastered the problems of life in the dark.

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 9: Bad Reputations

Duration: 22 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Investigating the gorilla and the vampire bat, two creatures with fearsome reputations.

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 10: Shocking Senses

Duration: 25 minutes

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

Animals and plants with abilities so remarkable they seem almost supernatural.

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 18: Expandable Bodies

Duration: 24 minutes

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

David Attenborough looks at how the bodies of some animals stretch and shrink in extraordinary ways. Show more

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 19: Curious Feeders

Duration: 22 minutes

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

The blue whale and the flamingo both have strange bodies determined by their diet. Both are oddities in their own groups and yet both are curiously similar. Show more

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 20: Curious Minds

Duration: 22 minutes

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

Sir David Attenborough examines how the curious minds of orangutans and crows helped them become inventive. Show more

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 21: Remarkable Regeneration

Duration: 22 minutes

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

Looking at how some animals can regenerate entire body parts, including salamanders able to regenerate entire legs and tails to replace ones they've lost. Show more

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 1: Stretched to the Limit

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Sir David investigates creatures that have made the ordinary extraordinary. Show more

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 2: A Curious Hoax?

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Sir David tells the stories of animals that sent shockwaves through the scientific world.

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 3: Young Wrinklies

Duration: 25 minutes

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

Sir David considers two curious creatures - the elephant and the mole rat.

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 4: A Curious Twist

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Why the spiral is so important to two very different animals.

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 5: Seeing The Pattern

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

What role do colours and patterns play in the animals that display them?

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Episode 11: Magical Appearances

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Where do swallows hibernate and where do butterflies appear from in spring? The mystery of where some animals disappear to each year puzzled early naturalists. Show more

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 12: Strange Parents

Duration: 25 minutes

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

Animals are usually either male or female and behave in a way that is characteristic of their gender. But in nature there are curious exceptions. Show more

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 13: Spinners and Weavers

Duration: 24 minutes

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

Sir David Attenborough examines the processes behind building spider's webs and sees if we could adapt spider silk to benefit us. Show more

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 14: Armoured Animals

Duration: 25 minutes

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

Both the rhino and the hedgehog protect their bodies with formidable armour. Are these defences really what they seem? Show more

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 15: Curious Imposters

Duration: 25 minutes

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

Sir David Attenborough looks at the animals have mastered the art of deception, including how the death's-head hawkmoth deceives bees to steal their honey. Show more

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

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Episode 16: Impossible Feats

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Sir David Attenborough examines whether cheetahs can really run at speeds of 70 miles per hour and achieve what should be physically impossible. Show more