About the episode
On the journey towards adulthood, a moment comes for all animals when they must strike out on their own.
For an Arctic fox, the end of childhood is abrupt; his own mother chases him from the den and onto the Arctic ice. At this crucial stage in life every small success is a triumph.
In the high-octane world of a booted racket-tail hummingbird, even to survive the day is victory. For Bengal tigers growing independence brings with it extreme danger. They need the help of their parents to grow up in a very dangerous society.
Time is already running out for two hungry cheetah sisters, recently independent from their mother – scraps are not enough. This episode follows them as they embark on their first big game hunt.
This episode was first broadcast on Thursday 30th October 2014 on BBC One.