Secrets of Squirrels

1 x 52 mins
Worldwide except for Germany and France

Everybody loves squirrels, and yet we only know them from their brief visits to ground level. Now, extraordinary 4K storytelling shows European red squirrels in their own environment: high up in the treetops. This documentary traces their lifecycle from their preparations for winter, nest-building and nut-storing, through mating and rearing their young – and surviving the attacks of predators. Squirrels do nothing slowly, and this film shows why! The film also focuses on the grey squirrel, the bigger, stronger transatlantic interloper that carries a virus the reds can’t combat. Greys now dominate most of Britain and much of Italy, but there’s a lively campaign to win back for the cuddly red some of its lost territory!

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