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The Life of Mammals

An examination of mammals includes their diversity, adaptability, social behavior and geographic distribution.

Premiered: November 20, 2002

Rating: TV-G

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Food for Thought Season 1, Episode 9 May 9, 2003 Subscription

The last program of the series sees David Attenborough compare the foraging skills of humans with those of our distant relatives, the great apes. As bipedal mammals, humans have come to dominate their surroundings and evolved with larger brains.

Life in the Trees Season 1, Episode 8 May 9, 2003 Subscription

To get close to the tree top creatures, David Attenborough must climb into the canopy. Some unfamiliar animals, including the Indian slender ioris and the fossa, Madagascar's largest arboreal predator, are filmed for the first time in the wild.

Return to the Water Season 1, Episode 7 May 9, 2003 Subscription

As the first signs of life left its watery environment for dry land the race was on in the search for food. After millions of years the competition to survive made some mammals take one of the greatest steps in evolution – they returned to the water.

Opportunists Season 1, Episode 6 May 8, 2003 Subscription

Omnivorous mammals are generalists with their diet and equipped with very specialized skills. David Attenborough witnesses the feeding secrets of the raccoon, the babirusa pig and skunks, and shows how they perform astonishing feats to stay alive.

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  • Premiered: November 20, 2002
  • Rating: TV-G
  • User Rating:5 out of 5 (1 rating)
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