Preview – Attenborough and the Empire of the Ants

Attenborough and the Empire of Ants
Picture Shows: Sir David Attenborough uncovers the secrets of the wood ant super colony, one of the largest animal societies on Earth. Image Credit: BBC/Terra Mater Factual Studios/Martin Dohrn.

David Attenborough looks underground as he investigates an ant “supercolony” in the Jura mountains.

Attenborough looks at how these rival colonies united and now work together as a single colony containing over a billion individual ants. He also examines how their society is structured, how they heat the colony, farm other species for food, and even make their own medicine.

Attenborough and the Empire of Ants is on BBC Two at 21.30.