“Planet Earth” Lovers Rejoice: “LIFE” on Discovery


Bailey Cross writes, “Planet Earth” fans out there rejoice.

“Planet Earth” fans out there rejoice. From the same people who brought you the hit series on the Discovery Chanel, “Life” will explore animal’s funny, amazing, and down-right bizarre behavior. Sitting comfortably in your own home, the stunning new show “Life” makes it possible for you to learn more than you ever thought possible about the animals that we share this planet with. Take, for instance, the stalk-eyed fly, an insect that sucks in air and blows out his eyes on to stalks, much like ballooning up a balloon. Or there’s the flying fish who, to escape predators, jumps out of the ocean and glides over the sea for up to 600 feet. My favorite, the capuchin monkeys of Brazil, have found a way to feast like kings by inventing a process to get to the meaty center of the palm nut that they love oh-so-much. First, they collect the nuts and set them out in the sun to dry. The monkeys know that dried nuts make for easier cracking. After a few weeks, the monkeys take the dried nuts and place them in a rut on a soft rock. Using a harder rock as a hammer, the monkeys crack the tough nuts open and go to town. This process can sometimes take a monkey eight years to perfect.For any curious kids out there, grab your family and gather around your television every Sunday from 6pm to 8pm, March 21 to April 18 for two new episodes of “Life” on the Discovery Chanel every week. This fascinating show is sure to dazzle. For games, photos, and a behind-the-scenes look, go to http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/life.


  1. I’m a BIG fan of animals …
    I’m a BIG fan of animals and this seems really interesting. Thanks for the help and advice. I’m sure I’ll be able to watch it. I loove flying fish, too….:)Cambria

  2. I love Planet Earth…
    I love Planet Earth, and by your experience, Life does seem pretty cool. Thanks for posting this!

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