Life of Mammals, Volume Three -- The*
- 2002 ----- color ----- 100 min ----- dvd
(Life of Mammals, The series, Part 3)
David Attenborough's latest series presents the biggest ever wildlife series devoted to mammals. It features many of the planet's most fascinating and diverse creatures -- from the smallest [the two-inch pygmy shrew] to the largest [the blue whale]; from the slowest [the sloth] to the swiftest [the cheetah]; from the arguably least attractive [the naked mole rat] to the most irresisitible [a human baby].
Volume Three includes two episodes:
- Return to the Water [50 min]: takes a look at mammals that spend a lot of time -- if not most of their time -- in the water (i.e. sea otters, sea lions, seals, manatees, sea cows,dolphins and whales). Discusses what and how they eat as well as
how certain mammals have adapted from a land-based life to a mostly (or partially) water-based life.
- Life In the Trees [50 min]: Looks at mammals such as the sloth and squirrel that find food and safety in trees. Also includes a look at meerkats, hyrax, coati, woolly monkeys, sun bears, tamanduas, flying foxes, the loris, bush babies, lemurs , sifakas, fossa and gibbons.
(Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
- Topics: (Anthropology: Biological)