In February of 2013 the earth opened up and killed a man in Florida, swallowing him whole as his entire bedroom collapsed from beneath him as he slept. Jeff Bush was sadly never seen again and his body was never recovered. In this BBC Horizon film Professor Iain Stewart makes his way to the house were this disaster occurred in an attempt to understand what exactly happened there. Jeff Bush was as
A documentary from 1997 were the late Robin Williams goes on an adventure to the Bahamas and Hawaii trying to discover all there is to know about dolphins who happen to be some of the most endearing animals on this planet, they are not only playful and gentle but also very inquisitive and intelligent.
See how a pride of South African lions hunt three distinct prey animals in the Singita Game Reserve. Observe the Pride's unique strategies as they pursue zebra, impala, and ultimately the tallest land animal, the giraffe. Outmanoeuvring the prey is no easy task; especially when each species is equipped with its own set of defensive adaptations. Even so, the lions must eat - and their hunting skill
This BBC documentary tells the story of one of the most extraordinary experiments ever conducted in the history of animal science. In the 1960s a powerful and charismatic scientist flooded a house. He then invited a young woman to live there full-time with a dolphin. Their intention was the ultimate in animal research, they wanted to teach the dolphin to speak English. What happened next would cha
Examining the secret world of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest, Pitcairn reveals both these enigmatic marine mammals and the rich habitat in which they live. In the spring, the waters off British Columbia greet the arrival of two great hordes from the open sea -- herring and salmon. Predators, including humans, join in a harvesting frenzy, but none are as efficient in their hunts as the regi
This island off the coast of Brazil has the highest concentration of golden lancehead snakes in the world, these are some of the most venomous snakes known to man. No one who has ever been bitten by one of these snakes has lived long enough to have been emitted to hospital and this island has roughly 2,000 of them.
When you travel so far north that the summer sun never sets you will find one of the last great wildernesses, a vast ice sheet of Greenland. It's the birthplace of some of the most massive and spectacular objects on the planet, icebergs. Up to twenty billion tones in weight and the height of a skyscraper, these monsters of the ocean have long fascinated us. Now in this documentary an international
Dogs, man's best friend, but how well do we really know our fateful companions? How they see their world, what they really think of us? This films meets up with dogs that appear to have a 6th sense capable of detecting cancer, dogs that have undying loyalty for their owners and in some cases saving them as well as examining the life of a growing puppy, revealing how it develops.
Ivory has been a source of fascination for 30,000 years. It's portable and can be carved into any shape. But ivory, in all its beauty, hides a dark and bloody truth. 2011 was the worst year for large ivory seizers in two decades. But now, sophisticated intelligence and technology is being shared between countries in an attempt to expose these criminals. Elephants are the largest animals on eart