'NATURE: Nature's Perfect Partners'
(DVD / NR / 2016 / PBS)
Overview: Across the planet, animals are joining forces to hunt, stay alive, build homes, keep warm, solve complex problems, or complete amazing feats. Partnerships were once thought rare in the animal kingdom, and it's not just animals of the same species teaming up; often completely unrelated species become unlikely collaborators. By teaming up, animals can achieve incredible things, proving that animals are better when they're together.
DVD Verdict: Across the planet, animals are joining forces. They are doing so in surprising and diverse ways, whether it is to hunt, build a home, or solve complex problems. Partnerships were once thought rare in the animal kingdom, but now more and more are being discovered. Some are what we might expect from animals of the same species - elephant matriarchs helping a baby elephant, a pod of killer whales hunting as a team, or a troop of capuchin monkeys scheming together to steal a meal from a snake.
However, what's really astonishing is that often completely unrelated species such as the finch and the tortoise, the lizard and lions, and the raven and the wolverine become unlikely collaborators. Such teamwork involves considerable brainpower, revealing just what animals are really capable of. By teaming up, animals can achieve incredible things, becoming greater than the sum of their parts.
'NATURE: Nature's Perfect Partners' is yet another incredible, truly inviting documentary that reveals more and more, going deeper and deeper into the nature we take for granted, showcasing the animals we sometimes barely know ourselves - and how they behave in so much better, friendly ways to each other than we, as humans, have ever done to our own kind. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.