Wild Moves

Wild Moves

6 Episodes

A series of six short episodes explores the extraordinary mechanics of animals in super slow motion. Sense the power of a single bounce of a Red Kangaroo. Witness a Red-Eyed Tree Frog leap 20 times its body length. See how a Sugar Glider soars without wings. Watch the precision of a Harris Hawk’s hunting skills. From the way a Chameleon can attack and swallow its food in the blink of an eye, to the graceful way a massive predator can cut through the air in between trees to stalk its prey, each episode examines an adaptation that’s key to each animal’s survival.

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Wild Moves
  • Chameleon
    Episode 1


    Episode 1

    The chameleon is one of nature’s quickest predators. Its hunting skills can only be appreciated in super slow motion. This episode of Wild Moves showcases the power of the chameleon’s secret weapon: its swift tongue. With more acceleration than a fighter jet, it can snag prey in the blink of an e...

  • Red-Eyed Tree Frog

    Episode 2

    The red-eyed tree frog is only 2 inches long, yet it can cross three feet in a single leap. That’s 20 times its body length. A human would have to vault over three buses from a standing leap to match its skills.
    Its legs take up almost a quarter of its mass, and more than half its length. Howeve...

  • Red Kangaroo

    Episode 3

    A kangaroo must cover extensive patches of land in the Australian Outback in search of food and water. A low-energy-cost method of locomotion is key for survival in this harsh environment. Luckily, this marsupial can bounce like no other. It can cover 25 feet in a single leap, moving at a top spe...

  • Sugar Glider

    Episode 4

    The sugar glider lives in the forest canopy. To adapt to its arboreal life, it developed the ability to fly without wings! It may not be able to create thrust or lift like a bird, but the sugar glider can fight the forces of gravity with a built-in parachute. A little flap of loose skin allows it...

  • Flight Agility

    Episode 5

    Few skills are more impressive than the ability to fly. It requires more strength than any other form of locomotion. Birds have strong, heavy muscles to power their wing flap, but the rest of their body parts have adapted to shred any extra weight. A light frame is essential to fight the forces o...

  • Hunting Skills

    Episode 6

    When a Harris Hawk sets its sight on a target, there’s little hope for survival. This bird was built to hunt. Its vision is estimated to be eight times better than human eyesight. It can focus on small moving targets from as far as 20 feet away. The Harris Hawk can also process faster images than...