'Nature: A Squirrel's Guide to Success'
(DVD / G / 2019 / PBS)
Overview: There are almost 300 species of squirrels that can glide through the air, outwit rattlesnakes, and survive the coldest temperatures of any mammal.
Uncover the extraordinary abilities of these cheeky nut lovers as a filmmaker puts their problem solving to the test on a specially designed obstacle course.
DVD Verdict: In one of the most cutest entitled DVDs for the longest time that I've come across, 'Nature: A Squirrel's Guide to Success' is a joyous 53 minutes of TV entertainment for all ages, that's for darn sure!
The squirrel family, from tiny chipmunks to big prairie dogs, is one of the most widespread on Earth, so what is the secret to their success?
Most people know that squirrels are members of the family Sciuridae, a family that includes small or medium-size rodents. The squirrel family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, flying squirrels, and prairie dogs amongst other rodents.
Here in this brand new documentary from PBS, we watch along as the extraordinary abilities of these cheeky nut lovers are lovingly revealed.
The filmmakers put their problem solving to the test on a specially designed obstacle course; one that might well tax the average human if they were that size, truth be told!
'Nature: A Squirrel's Guide to Success' showcases some of the world's top squirrel scientists who are making groundbreaking discoveries - from the brainy fox squirrel who can remember the location of 9,000 nuts, to the acrobatic gray squirrel whose tree-top leaps are the basis of new designs in robotics.
Oh, and we also get to witness the world through the eyes of an orphan red squirrel called Billy, as he grows up and develops all the skills he will need to be released back to the wild. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.