In a four-part series that another channel probably would have named Animals Do the Most Remarkable Things, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and a team of wildlife experts traverse the globe in search of extraordinary animal behaviour.

Tonight’s opener features amazing stories of intelligence. In Florida, Hugh discovers that the small-brained manatee isn’t as stupid as it looks, while biologist Patrick Aryee finds out how rats in Cambodia are being used to detect land mines.

Meanwhile, conservationist Giles Clark gets a bit teary in Kenya when a young female elephant draws an orphaned baby elephant into her herd.