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Adventurer/survivalist Bear Grylls hosts and narrates this six-part docuseries, which draws attention to the volatility of Mother Nature and the resilient animals that survive Earth's most extreme habitats. Each hourlong episode characterizes one of the planet's roughest environments -- including jungles, mountains, deserts, oceans, the poles and grasslands -- and how each of its inhabitants acclimate to its turn of events. As Grylls guides viewers through these extreme locations, the incredible ways in which animals have adapted to survive against all odds are celebrated. As well, underscored is a sense of urgency to the effects of climate change.

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The frozen poles are home to the planet's ultimate survivalists, including polar bears, penguins and Arctic wolves; their world is changing fast -- breaking apart under their feet -- and their resilience will be tested beyond the extreme.
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Bear Grylls hosts a look at animals in the world's most extreme habitats and how they have adapted to survive against all odds.
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Jungles comprise the most diverse habitats on Earth in which only the most resilient species triumph; the fiercest jungle species include jaguars, caimans, gibbons, orangutans, spectral tarsiers, hummingbirds, and parasites.
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In the grasslands, animals endure freezes, fires, floods, and droughts; bull elephants clash in mating battles; cheetahs and gazelles engage in a predator-and-prey dance in the Kenyan savanna; bison battle a blizzard while being pursued by wolves.
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Deserts are getting even hotter, drier and bigger, yet a host of remarkable animals still survive in the harshest of conditions, including cunning hyenas, pint-sized meerkats and sand-dwelling spiders.
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Delving beneath the surface of the Earth's oceans to uncover a world of extraordinary extremes, including crushing depths, stormy coasts, vast blue deserts, and crowded reefs; how seals fend off sharks; how orcas fight to survive.
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The highest mountains on Earth are home to snow leopards, golden eagles, mountain goats, barnacle goslings, and gelada monkeys; only the toughest of animals can endure the extreme weather, scarce food supplies and limited oxygen on these peaks.
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Hummingbirds zip through the jungle in the blink of an eye, and capturing them on film requires serious effort.
aired 31 days ago
The camera crew strives to capture an epic bison hunt for the documentary series, "Hostile Planet."
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The camera crew battles wind, rain and guano to capture breathtaking footage for the documentary series, "Hostile Planet."
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The camera crew faces challenges while filming in extreme conditions on mountaintops in the documentary series, "Hostile Planet."

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