As the majority of primates live in tropical forest and spend a lot of time up in the trees – or concealed behind leaves – filming them is a tough challenge.
Plants face the same central challenge in life as animals – they strive to live long enough to reproduce.
The animals without backbones, invertebrates, which populate the sea, outnumber fish by ten to one.
Mammals’ intelligence allows them to learn from past experience and develop novel solutions to problems.
There are more kinds of insects than all the other animals put together.
Birds have one feature that no other animal possesses – feathers. This allows them to solve life’s challenges in radically different ways.
Fish dominate the planet’s waters. They are the most varied and diverse back-boned creatures on the planet – and they need to be.
Mammals dominate our planet and can be found in every habitat, except the very deepest ocean.
Reptiles and amphibians might appear to be hang-overs from the past, struggling to cope in today’s natural world.
Our planet may be home to more than thirty million different animals and plants.
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