Life in Cold Blood

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Nature Documentary hosted by David Attenborough and published by BBC in 2008 - English narration

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The epic story of cold-blooded life, from golden frogs to sea snakes and from armadillo lizards to giant tortoises, completes Sir David Attenborough's magnificent overview of the life on the planet.

Amphibians and reptiles ruled the world for nearly 200 million years and today there are well over 14,000 species. Ranging from some of the largest, most deadly creatures on Earth to the smallest and strangest, these are some of the most fascinating, and dramatic animals on the planet.

As Life in Cold Blood progresses, it reveals the amazing parental and breeding behaviour of amphibians, looks at the supreme adaptability of the lizards, features incredible footage of hunting snakes and explores the fascinating world of the crocodile, turtle and other armoured reptiles.

With breathtaking footage and amazing action footage that proves the cold-blooded world is as passionate, dramatic and bizarre as any on Earth, this definitive series reveals the secrets of the worlds most successful creatures ever to walk - or crawl - on land.

[edit] The Cold-Blooded Truth

A cold-blooded creature needs solar power - soaking up the rays but hibernating in winter. We meet frogs that moisturise, jousting tortoises and frozen turtles that return to life. They can be sophisticated creatures like the bubble-messaging salt-water crocodile or the Balearic wall lizard that has a relationship with a flower, but there are the exceptions to the cold blooded rules such as the teenage tyrannosaurus rex and the largest reptile on earth, the leather back turtle.

[edit] Land Invaders

Amphibians invaded by evolving some of the most bizarre life-histories on the planet. We discover the biggest salamander on earth, a newt with an aphrodisiac tail and a worm like amphibian, the female of which feeds her skin to her babies. The most diverse and engaging amphibians are the frogs, here Panamanian golden frogs communicate by semaphore, a jewel-like poison-arrow frog displays parenting skills and escapolgist tadpoles evade predatory wasps.

[edit] Dragons of the Dry

Enter the world of the lizard: from the chameleons, masters of the arboreal life to geckos tapping a code to plant-hopper insects and baby pygmy blue-tongued skinks huddling in their burrows long after birth. In the deserts are found some of the most bizarre lizards: baby Bushveld lizards mimicking acid-squirting beetles; the well-armoured and bizarrely spiky; thorny devils and the lizard kings - the Australian monitors - fast, intelligent and efficient hunters.

[edit] Sophisticated Serpents

Snakes have developed the ultimate economy of design and are the most elegant and iconic of hunters. Among the incredible species seen here are blind tiger snakes that hunt using their sense of smell, magnificent African spitting cobras and a bizarre turtle-headed sea-snake hunting on a coral reef. And, for the first time ever, cameras capture a snake ambush in the wild and the beautiful spectacle of yellow anacondas giving birth underwater.

[edit] Armoured Giants

The world of the armoured creature is equally fascinating and bizarre. Galapagos giant tortoises solve the problem of making love in a suit of armour; a heated sea turtle orgy leaves females in mortal danger and we witness the explosive arrival of a baby pig-nosed turtle. Giant salt-water crocodiles crowd a flooded river-run to fish for mullet and a caiman leads her brood in a touching trek to a communal crèche.

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  • Total Size (MB) ....: ~746 MB
  • Total Streams ......: 2 Stream(s)
  • Video Length .......: ~00:58:00
  • Video Codec Name ...: XviD MPEG-4 codec
  • Video Bitrate ......: ~1600 KB/s
  • Resolution .........: 720 x 400
  • Aspect Ratio .......: 1.80:1
  • Quality Factor .....: 0.224 B/px
  • Audio Codec Name ...: FAST Multimedia AG DVM (Dolby AC3)
  • Audio Bitrate ......: 192 KB/s (CBR)
  • Channels ...........: 2 Ch
  • Sampling Rate ......: 48000 Hz

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