Sunday, April 04, 2010

PBS Nature: "Moment of Impact: Hunters and Herds": definitely for big cat lovers

PBS Nature showed the first of its “Moment of Impact” series Easter Sunday night, called “Hunters and Herds”. The film examined how carnivores (cats such as lions and cheetahs, and birds such as eagles) can attack animals that live in herds for safety in numbers. The film showed the “bionic” design of the various animals inside as if they were “terminators”. The pileated woodpecker was particularly interesting, where a strand of tongue protects the brain; so was the explanation of how the trunk of the elephant works. The vision of the cat was also explained and simulated.

The link for the show is here. PBS provided various previews on YouTube, such as this on the lion and wildebeest.

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