The Life of Mammals

The Life of Mammals

A look at mammals.

Episode Guide

  • The Life of Mammals - Food for Thought (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Food for Thought

    Examining why, at some point in evolution, humans began to walk upright.

  • The Life of Mammals - The Social Climbers (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    The Social Climbers

    Monkeys and apes are the most brilliantly colored mammals equipped with attributes that help them attract mates and find food.

  • The Life of Mammals - Life in the Trees (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Life in the Trees

    A range of adaptations helps tree-dwelling mammals to get around.

  • The Life of Mammals - Return to the Water (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Return to the Water

    Seals, dolphins and whales become the new hunters of the sea.

  • The Life of Mammals - The Opportunists (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Opportunists

    Omnivores' resourcefulness enables them to take advantage of gluts of some kinds of foods and helps them survive.

  • The Life of Mammals - Meat Eaters (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Meat Eaters

    Carnivores may hunt alone or in packs.

  • The Life of Mammals - Chisellers (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:


    Agoutis and squirrels have sharp front teeth for opening nuts; kangaroo rats store seeds in elaborate nests and burrows.

  • The Life of Mammals - Plant Predators (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Plant Predators

    Mammals need special tools to acquire food from roots and seeds.

  • The Life of Mammals - Insect Hunters (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Insect Hunters

    Early mammals consumed insects.

  • The Life of Mammals - A Winning Design (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    A Winning Design

    Mammals regulate their temperatures and nurture their young on milk.