How different are we to our animal cousins? In this highly entertaining series a new generation of spy cameras reveals just how similar we really are. Each episode is themed around a familiar aspect of our own lives – love, intelligence, friendship and mischief. Meet the elephant aunts who act as midwives, the bowerbirds gathering trinkets to impress the ladies, the hippos having pedicures, the monkeys getting drunk and disorderly and the chimp policemen laying down the law. These moments, captured by a new generation of spy cameras, not only reveal a lot about animal behaviour, they also hint at the essence of our own humanity.
BBC Earth is on Starhub Channel 407.