A close look at animal species found in Antarctica. Featured is footage of emperor and Adelie penguins in various stages of development, Weddell seals (which may grow to nine feet in length and weigh up to 900 pounds) and leopard seals, the penguins' archenemies.
Madagascar, an island off the coast of Africa, is the setting for a study of lemurs, tree-dwelling primates that are related to monkeys. Also: footage of mudskippers, fish that can survive out of water for periods of time.
Marsupials, mammals that have an abdominal pouch, are seen in Australia. Among the most famous are kangaroos, koalas and opossums. The country also is the home of emus, anteaters, webbed-footed platypusses, scrub turkeys and lyrebirds.
The role color plays in the everyday existence of animals and man. Included: its usefulness in the animal kingdom as a camouflage for predators and prey; and its use by humans to attract attention, clothe themselves and decorate their surroundings.
A study of the elephant population living in Africa's National Parks, including information on the adult animal, which weighs up to seven tons and requires a quarter ton of food daily; the calf, which does not reach its full size until age 25; and the animals' reproductive habits.
The natives of the remote lowlands of coastal Guinea are observed in their daily activities, including fishing, rice farming and going to market to sell their products. Further inland, the residents are shown weaving, spinning cotton and making pottery.