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On reaching adulthood animals strike out on their own to find their place in the world.
Nature & Environment
The life story of any animal involves daily struggles and triumphs, twists and turns – and each individual has its own unique narrative.
Meerkats are often associated with the Kalahari sands and, over time, have become highly adapted to the desert conditions.
Many green turtles come to nest on Raine Island but, for some, says Dr Andrew Dunstan, it is literally an uphill struggle.
How female macaques choose their mating partners is the focus of Dr Michael Huffman's research.
Just as humans benefit from friendships, kangaroos also enjoy being part of a social network, PhD student Emily Best explains.
Among the Hawaiian islands, researcher Dr Rachel Cartwright observes humpback whales and their calves in their breeding area.
Dr Dieter Oschadleus explains how and why weaver birds build their nests the way they do.
Zoologist Tim Clutton-Brock explains how meerkats use the alarm calls from other species to stay safe - unless it is a Drongo imitating a meerkat!
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Offspring are the next best thing to immortality. Parents take great risks to raise them.
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