Survivors

How do the top ten most extreme survivors in the animal kingdom stack up against the most extraordinary examples of human endurance?

Produced by NHNZ

Are you a survivor? Could you hang tough with the animals living in the worst conditions on the planet?

This quirky programme counts down the top ten most extreme survivors in the animal kingdom and stacks us up against their extraordinary endurance.

From cockroaches withstanding 200 times more radiation than humans to emperor penguins waddling 50 miles to their breeding ground then standing still in the icy winds for 65 days, the animal kingdom puts humans to shame with their amazing survival abilities.

But which animal gets the top spot? Could it be rats who just won’t let us get the better of them, tubeworms who convert toxic chemicals to delicious delicacies or perhaps giant flightless crickets called weta, that simply freeze themselves when conditions get bad?

Discover that when the going gets tough, the tough get pushed to the Most Extreme.

Episodes From This Series

Biters

1 hour / 2002

Smarts

1 hour / 2002

Venom

1 hour / 2003

Birth

1 hour / 2002

Cheats

1 hour / 2002

Predators

1 hour / 2002

Super Senses

1 hour / 2003

Daredevils

1 hour / 2003

Stinkers

1 hour / 2003

Strength

1 hour / 2002

Survivors

1 hour / 2002

Big Mouths

1 hour / 2005

Jumpers

1 hour / 2002

Speed

1 hour / 2002

Swarms

1 hour / 2003

Body Parts

1 hour / 2003

Gluttons

1 hour / 2002

Defenders

1 hour / 2003

Bloodsuckers

1 hour /

Killers

1 hour / 2005

Weird Weapons

1 hour / 2006

Dads

1 hour / 2003

Moms

1 hour / 2003

Fighters

1 hour / 2002

Daredevils

3 minutes / 2006

Earwig

2 Minutes / 2006

Tough Babies

2 Minutes / 2007

Tongue Biters

2 Minutes / 2007

Bloodsuckers

2 Minutes / 2007

Big Mouth

2 Minutes / 2007

Pirate Compensation

2 Minutes / 2007

Lemmings

2 Minutes / 2007

Bodysnatchers

3 Minutes / 2007

A Fly’s Dinner

1 Minutes 30 Seconds / 2007