Life in the Snow

How some of nature's tough nuts survive the worst of winter

How do Mother Nature’s snow-loving animals survive winter without central heating or bobble hats?!

In this charming one-off, Gordon Buchanan looks at how wildlife brrr-aves the elements to live in the coldest environments on Earth.

From seal-hunting polar bears in the Arctic to emperor penguins huddling together for warmth, Gordon reveals their unique physical adaptations.

Look out for the Arctic fox, who’s able to venture further north than his doggy cousins, plus Gordon explores the survival strategies of classic Christmas animals, including the reindeer and the little robin redbreast in our very own back gardens.