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  • SUPER SQUIRREL

  • Premieres Thursday January 22nd at 9:35 pm, 8:35 pm BKK/JKT
  • Nat Geo Wild

DESCRIPTION

The furry denizens of any American backyard often go unnoticed, but their feats of agility, intelligence and imagination deserve a closer look.
Tree squirrels are quite common in suburban backyards.  So much so that their extraordinary behaviors can easily go unnoticed.  Not only do squirrels survive and cohabitate with man, but they appear to thrive in our shared spaces.  This program examines the mental and physical attributes that make it all possible.  Squirrels cache and hoard food to prepare for hard times but any time away from the safety of the canopy is spent negotiating natural and man-made dangers - often in competition with rival squirrels.  As we analyzed each skill and put to the test, we discover how everyday rodents morph to become Super Squirrels.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Super Squirrel
    Squirrels are our quiet co-habitants in our busy, crazy world. Witness the mental and physical attributes that make them Super Squirrels.
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VIDEOS

  • Don't Get Wet! photo

    Don't Get Wet!

    Do squirrels have super reflexes that can save them from getting wet by an exploding balloon?

    (01:33)
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