About the Show
About the Show

Our human senses are pretty incredible — but we only see, hear and smell a tiny fraction of what’s out there. There is a hidden world that animals across the globe can experience. Imagine if you could ‘see’ with sound, or smell your food from miles away.

In Superhuman Animals, biologist Patrick Aryee and physicist Helen Czerski take you beyond the limits of human perception to explore the extraordinary and surprising world of animal senses. Taking the lab into the wild, they carry out experiments and demos with some spectacular animals in the most exotic locations on Earth.

Discover the extraordinary senses that allow elephants to hear thunderstorms from hundreds of miles away, enable bees to communicate with scent, and the bizarre deep-sea arm's race that has forced the giant squid to evolve the largest eye on the planet — the size of a human head!