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From the moment they are born, every animal on the planet begins the same great and perilous journey – life. Like us, animals have to overcome both the struggle to reach adulthood and the unpredictable challenges thrown at them by their environment, their enemies and even their own families. Told from the perspective of individual animals, this captivating series follows the journey from birth to parenthood. Each episode focuses on one stage of life starting with those crucial first few days and moving through the challenges of the grown up world – from power struggles to the search for a suitable mate – and finally parenthood where survival of their own offspring, their legacy, becomes life’s purpose. Every day these animals face triumph, tragedy, humour and joy. Life Story brings their experience to the screens in minute detail, showcasing their strength and fascinating ingenuity and bringing the drama and tension of the natural world to life.

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Episode 5, Series 1

Tuesday April 7 at 1:00am

Courtship

Episode 5 | Series 1

Competition to win a partner has created some of the most extraordinary beauty and violence anywhere in nature.

Episode 5, Series 1

Tuesday April 7 at 10:40am

Courtship

Episode 5 | Series 1

Competition to win a partner has created some of the most extraordinary beauty and violence anywhere in nature.

Episode 5, Series 1

Saturday April 11 at 5:30pm

Courtship

Episode 5 | Series 1

Competition to win a partner has created some of the most extraordinary beauty and violence anywhere in nature.

Episode 6, Series 1

Monday April 13 at 6:30pm

Parenthood

Episode 6 | Series 1

With the final challenge of life's journey comes the chance to win nature's only prize.

Episode 6, Series 1

Tuesday April 14 at 1:10am

Parenthood

Episode 6 | Series 1

With the final challenge of life's journey comes the chance to win nature's only prize.

Episode 6, Series 1

Tuesday April 14 at 10:30am

Parenthood

Episode 6 | Series 1

With the final challenge of life's journey comes the chance to win nature's only prize.

Episode 6, Series 1

Saturday April 18 at 5:20pm

Parenthood

Episode 6 | Series 1

With the final challenge of life's journey comes the chance to win nature's only prize.

Episode 1, Series 1

Wednesday April 29 at 5:25am

First Steps

Episode 1 | Series 1

Each and every animal is born with a chance: to survive, thrive and produce their very own next generation.

Episode 1, Series 1

Wednesday April 29 at 12:50pm

First Steps

Episode 1 | Series 1

Each and every animal is born with a chance: to survive, thrive and produce their very own next generation.

Episode 1, Series 1

Wednesday April 29 at 9:30pm

First Steps

Episode 1 | Series 1

Each and every animal is born with a chance: to survive, thrive and produce their very own next generation.

Episode 2, Series 1

Thursday April 30 at 5:30am

Growing Up

Episode 2 | Series 1

On reaching adulthood the moment comes when animals must strike out on their own.

Episode 2, Series 1

Thursday April 30 at 12:55pm

Growing Up

Episode 2 | Series 1

On reaching adulthood the moment comes when animals must strike out on their own.

Episode 2, Series 1

Thursday April 30 at 9:50pm

Growing Up

Episode 2 | Series 1

On reaching adulthood the moment comes when animals must strike out on their own.

Episode 3, Series 1

Friday May 1 at 5:00am

Home

Episode 3 | Series 1

To survive, animals need somewhere to live; a place that provides the necessities of life.

Episode 3, Series 1

Friday May 1 at 12:45pm

Home

Episode 3 | Series 1

To survive, animals need somewhere to live; a place that provides the necessities of life.

Episode 3, Series 1

Friday May 1 at 9:20pm

Home

Episode 3 | Series 1

To survive, animals need somewhere to live; a place that provides the necessities of life.

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