New BBC landmark series tells the remarkable and often perilous story of the journey through life, told across six engaging and emotionally powerful episodes
David Attenborough explores how animals attempt to overcome the challenges that face them at each of the six crucial stages of life, displaying a great deal of resilience, tenacity and extraordinary behaviour as they strive towards ultimate success - passing on their genes.
Like previous landmark series, Life Story will capture stories and unique behaviour from around the globe, from Australia and South East Asia to Africa and the USA, along with stunning landscapes and natural spectacles.
In this first episode animals overcome their first great hurdle - surviving infancy. We see flightless barnacle goose chicks face their greatest challenge at the very start of their lives, as their search for food leads them to a 400 feet leap down the side of a cliff.
We also see young fur seals in New Zealand as they learn to avoid predators, long-eared jerboas as they learn to use their astonishing hearing to detect insect prey, and albatross chicks making their first flight from the Pacific Island on which they were born.
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