This special musters together bite-sized looks at varied animals who dwell in the colder regions of the planet. The five minute segments, from a long-running series made by NHNZ, span the globe and the animal kingdom — including polar bears, emperor penguins, macaque monkeys, Weddell seals, wolves, sledding dogs, reindeer and the arctic fox. Closer to home, the kea's fun lifestyle is showcased, as it terrorises skiers in the Southern Alps. In easy to understand language, the narrator explains the biology of the incredible animals that can thrive amongst freezing winds, ice and snow.
The polar bear wasn't always white. Scientists believe that 250,000 years ago the polar bear evolved from a group of brown beers that become isolated by glaciers, high in the Russian arctic.– The narrator on the polar bear
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