The BEST episodes of David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities season 2

Every episode of David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities season 2, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities season 2!

Sir David shines the spotlight on some of nature’s evolutionary anomalies and reveals how these curious animals continue to baffle and fascinate.

Last Updated: 6/11/2024Network: BBC TwoStatus: Ended
Bad Reputations
51 votes

#1 - Bad Reputations

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/4/2014

In Bad Reputations, we’ll see how the gorilla and the vampire bat both gained frightening reputations when first discovered by explorers and scientists.

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Life on Ice
55 votes

#2 - Life on Ice

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/11/2014

Emperor penguins and wood frogs have remarkable adaptations to survive the most challenging of conditions.

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Spinners and Weavers
55 votes

#3 - Spinners and Weavers

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/11/2014

Nature's inventiveness is expertly highlighted in the artistry of weaving and the unique properties of silk.

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Curious Imposters
58 votes

#4 - Curious Imposters

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/25/2014

In Curious Imposters we look at cuckoos and the way the death's-head hawkmoth steals honey.

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Life in the Dark
58 votes

#5 - Life in the Dark

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/25/2014

Sir David Attenborough looks at the eyes of squid and owls and how they've managed to maximise their vision.

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Virgin Birth
64 votes

#6 - Virgin Birth

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/18/2014

Sir David Attenborough reveals more of nature's most amazing animals. Looking at the way female Komodo dragons and aphids reproduce.

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Shocking Senses
28 votes

#7 - Shocking Senses

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/4/2014

Plants and animals have some curious super senses that we find hard to fathom in our world of only five senses. We learn about how naturalists found out some eels were electric.

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Strange Parents
56 votes

#8 - Strange Parents

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/18/2014

Sir David Attenborough shines the spotlight on nature's most amazing animals. Looking at female hyaenas and why male seahorses give birth.

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Armoured Animals
30 votes

#9 - Armoured Animals

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/18/2014

Sir David Attenborough tells us about some amazing animals. Focusing on the rhino and hedgehog, which have developed thick skin to protect them.

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Magical Appearances
55 votes

#10 - Magical Appearances

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/18/2014

Magical Appearances explores how swallows magically appear each spring and asks how did complex and beautiful insects like butterflies suddenly arrive in the summer.

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