Secret Life of Farm Animals (Sheep)

jeudi, 6. décembre 2018, 21:00 - 22:00
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vendredi, 7.12.2018, 03:30 - 04:30 | BBC4
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We all think we know about farm animals; that sheep are stupid, pigs are smart and that cows lie down when it's going to rain. But there's a lot more to them than that. In this series we're bringing together some of the country's best farms to create one sun-dappled ideal where we will test animal intelligence, discover unlikely relationships and uncover a side of farm animals you've never seen before. It's Springtime on the farm and the focus is on sheep.We follow the first 12 weeks of a lamb's life on a Welsh Hill farm. Along the way we find out that sheep are highly social animals with not only a remarkable ability to recognise each other, but to recognise human faces too. We meet a ram that has befriended a shy four-year-old boy and we take a drone's eye view of some multi-coloured sheep to show that despite being sociable, flocking is actually all about self-preservation. Other animals we meet on the farm include Charlie, a lonely goose looking for company in his own reflection.
Rob Neil