S1 E6
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Season 1  "Cities"  1x6

Aired 2 years ago - Dec 11, 2016

Cities are growing at a faster rate than any other habitat on Earth. They may seem an unlikely place for animals to thrive, but they can be a world of surprising opportunity. Leopards prowl the streets of Mumbai, peregrine falcons hunt amongst New York's skyscrapers, and a million starlings perform spectacular aerial dances over Rome. In Jodhpur, langurs are revered as religious deities and in Harar, locals live in harmony with wild hyenas. Many animals, however, are struggling to cope in the urban jungle. As the architects of this environment, can humans choose to build cities that are homes for both them and wildlife?

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replicates the conditions in which peregrines evolved.
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With abundant prey here all year round,
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A leopard.
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He'll have to wait for the owner to leave.
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When the feeding opportunities are this good,
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But how to get a share of all this juicy fruit?
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have been feeding the hyenas
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Their eyesight is poor,
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This is a radical new hunting strategy
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It has become more and more powerful,
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Bright light is coming from the land.
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Is this a vision of our cities of the future?
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It's surely our responsibility to do everything within our power
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I'm more used to a jungle, if I'm honest.
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Steady now, Rob. Rob, Rob, Rob.
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We've made sure there's no one on the rooftops and it's safe to do it.
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They're now fully embedded in the troop,
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Just a, sort of, a twinkling of light.
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