First Look At BBC America’s ‘Planet Earth II’ Episode 5

A male widowbird desperately jumps to attract a mate in this advance look at BBC America's 'Planet Earth II' Episode 5.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Over a decade ago, BBC released a groundbreaking documentary series called Planet Earth. In late 2016, the sequel, Planet Earth II, made its debut on BBC, and once again delivered astonishing visuals and transformed a baby iguana into an unlikely action hero.

BBC America is bringing Planet Earth II to North America, with the fifth episode scheduled to drop this Saturday. CraveOnline is proud to present a clip from the fifth episode, which focuses on the creatures that live in the grasslands. For this particular clip, a young widowbird practices the art of jumping to attract a mate. Unfortunately, he comes up short while his rivals launch themselves high above him. Sometimes, all of us are that lone widowbird who gets left behind or overshadowed. But this little widowbird is special, and he’s got one thing that his rivals lack…

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Grasslands cover one quarter of all land and support the greatest gatherings of wildlife on Earth. The extraordinary creatures that live here must survive the most hostile seasons on the planet. From bizarre looking saiga antelope in Asia, rarely seen by humans, to the giant ant-eaters of Brazil, grassland animals show remarkable survival techniques. In the flooded Okavango, lions take on formidable buffalo in epic battles, stunning bee-eaters ride on the back of ostriches like miniature jockeys, while caribou embark on great migrations, where they must cross paths with their nemesis, Arctic wolves.

Planet Earth II episode 5 will make its North American debut on Saturday, March 18 at 9pm on BBC America.

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Photo Credit: BBC America