Make a date on Friday evenings during November as animals face off with their own special skills…

 

Elephants and Orangutans

Friday 3 November | 6 p.m., repeat 9.15 p.m. CAT

The elephant is strong enough to push a two-ton truck, the orangutan has the strength of seven men. Both are super smart.

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Pigs and Dogs

Friday 3 November | 6.30 p.m., repeat 9.40 p.m. CAT

Pigs can detect smells buried two storeys underground and a dog’s nose can take you to court.

 

Lions and Shrimp

Friday 10 November | 6 p.m., repeat 9.15 p.m. CAT

The mantis shrimp has a punch as strong as a bullet and the lion’s roar can be heard by other lions 48 kilometres away.

 

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Wolves and Crows

Friday 10 November | 6:30 p.m., repeat 9.40 p.m. CAT

Crows are as smart as dolphins and can talk like parrots. Wolves can hunt for three days straight in a huge territory.

 

Tigers and Polar Bears

Friday 17 November | 6 p.m., repeat 9.15 p.m. CAT

A tiger has the strength of 13 men and its tongue has “teeth”. A polar bear can regenerate its own bones and may provide a cure for diabetes.

 

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Raccoons and Octopi

Friday 17 November | 6:30 p.m., repeat 9.40 p.m. CAT

Raccoons can scale tall objects by changing the shape of their skeletons and octopi pump their blood with three hearts.

 

Rhinos and Owls

Friday 24 November | 6 p.m., repeat 9.15 p.m. CAT

An owl can “see” with its ears and may be able to hear if a mouse is pregnant. The rhinoceros has skin that sweats blood.

 

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Cats and Frogs

Friday 24 November | 6:30 p.m., repeat 9.40 p.m. CAT

Frogs may be the key to human immortality while cat’s purrs may help keep astronauts alive in space.

 

Magical Beasts Premiere

Sunday 19 November | 6 p.m., repeat 8:25 p.m. CAT

Explore China’s kingdom of wildlife, stretching from precipitous snowy peaks to dense tropical rainforests. The province of Yunnan is home to the country’s greatest number of animal species.

 

Tibet’s Animal Kingdom Premiere

Sunday 26 November | 6 p.m., repeat 8:25 p.m. CAT

Welcome to the roof of the world, the wild, mysterious animal kingdom of Tibet, where animals and people co-exist in a tough, high-altitude environment.

 

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Animal ER Season 2

Wednesday 22 November | 6 p.m., repeat 9.15 p.m. CAT

Top veterinarians in Texas treat a Labrador with a heart condition, a peacock with a ruptured tendon, and a schnauzer with a 2,2-kilogram tumour!

Wednesday 22 November | 6 p.m., repeat 9.15 p.m. CAT

In the next episode the veterinarians treat an English bulldog with adrenal problems, a rhesus macaque monkey with bad digestion, a Yorkie with four-limb lameness, a Bengal cat with a fractured leg and a tamandua anteater with an open wound on its tail!

 

Which programmes will you be tuning into? Let us know by leaving a comment, below!

Orangutan, elephant, frog, raccoon © Getty Images UK. All other images supplied.
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