Animals with Cameras: Sequence 1
On this groundbreaking new collection wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan joins forces with scientists to place cameras on animals. Collectively, they make extraordinary discoveries in regards to the lives of among the planet’s most fascinating species.
Within the first episode, the staff uncover the hidden lives of three iconic animals. Within the Kalahari Desert the staff put cameras on wild meerkats for the primary time, permitting scientists to lastly perceive what these miniature mammals rise up to underground. Heading to Cameroon, Gordon works with scientist Mimi Swift, who’s determined to grasp whether or not Kimbang, a four-year-old orphan chimp, has the abilities she wants to have the ability to be a part of a chimp household residing wild within the forest. Leaving Africa for Argentina, the staff have penguins carry tiny cameras far out to sea on an epic journey of as much as 300 kilometres (200 miles). For the primary time, scientists are capable of see the techniques these charismatic characters use to catch their prey.
In Namibia, Gordon joins a cheetah conservationist who desires to see if three orphaned cheetahs, which she has raised from a day outdated, can be taught to hunt successfully within the thick vegetation. The on-board cameras, the primary to ever be worn by cheetahs looking in Africa, In Australia, the staff places cameras on fur seals to attempt to see how they hunt their prey and keep away from assaults by nice white sharks. In South Africa, we deploy the primary ever cameras on wild baboons in an effort to grasp why these intelligent monkeys generally raid farmers’ crops.
Within the coronary heart of the Atlantic, Gordon Buchanan joins a staff seeking to uncover why enormous numbers of satan rays, fish with ‘wings’ practically 4 metres throughout, and collect each summer time close to the Azores archipelago. In northeast Turkey the on-board cameras are carried by brown bears as a part of a research making an attempt to grasp why so many bears survive in a small patch of forest. In southern France on-board cameras assist scientists making an attempt to show that guard canines can assist shield sheep flocks from wolf assaults. The night-vision cameras present how the canines work collectively as a staff to fend off the wolves.