Animal Magicians

Animal Magicians reveals some of nature’s most powerful secrets from medical solutions for cancer and diabetes to finding the answers to the most vexing of questions, such as how can humans live longer, love longer and live in outer space?

Produced by NHNZ

Could eye of newt and toe of frog really have given witches their magical powers?

Some modern witch doctors think so, which is why they’re focusing on the chemicals found inside animals.

It’s this natural chemistry that gives some animals their supernatural powers. And that’s why scientists are looking for inspiration in the most unlikely places.

Human inventors have taken chemicals from nature’s blueprints that will change the way we live….and die.

By cracking nature’s chemical codes, we’ll discover there really is death-defying magic in the bodies of the amazing animal inventors.

In this programme we take an incredible journey from witchcraft to space exploration. Along the way, we discover scientific reasons to explain the supernatural powers of animals. At last we’re starting to understand that animal inventors have a special magic of their very own.

Episodes From This Series

Animal I.T.

1 hour / 2001

Animal Engineers

1 hour / 2001

Animal Magicians

1 hour / 2001

Witches Were Right About Frogs

2 Minutes / 2007

Scorpions Cure Cancer

3 Minutes / 2007

Pufferfish Propellers

2 Minutes / 2007

Polar Bears Have Black Skin

2 Minutes / 2007

Life in the Freezer Exists

2 Minutes / 2007

Invisibility Cloaks

2 Minutes / 2007

How to Catch a 747 with Spider Silk

2 Minutes /

Crayfish on Mars

2 Minutes / 2007

A Modern House from Ancient Animals

2 Minutes / 2007