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A gorgeous gallery of some of our favourite photos uploaded to the Springwatch Flickr group this week
Flies can manoeuvre like fighter jets
The 12.35 from Llanberis is running late? You gotta be kidding?! #photooftheday »
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The 100 most distinct and rare birds
Next week's #MonkeyPlanet includes a fire-starting, marshmallow-toasting bonobo ->
Male proboscis monkeys with big noses are more attractive to females #whoknew #monkeyplanet
Barbary macaques. The only wild living primates in Europe (introduced from North Africa to Gibraltar) #monkeyplanet
Spider monkeys no longer have thumbs, so their hands are better for swinging through the trees #monkeyplanet
This is the only troop of Japanese macaques that use thermal pools. The others live on tropical beaches #monkeyplanet
Chimpanzee hunts end in a kill three times more often than lion hunts #monkeyplanet
Vervet monkeys have different alarm calls for different predators, such as leopard, snake & human #monkeyplanet
Emperor tamarins are named after Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany... can you see why?! #MonkeyPlanet
Along with chimpanzees, bonobos are our closest living relatives. Our DNA is 98.7% identical
Bonobos vs Film crew. The perils of filming wildlife :) #MonkeyPlanet starts in 15mins... 9pm, @BBCOne
On tonight's #MonkeyPlanet, we reveal the ‘ups & downs’ of life in a primate family... 9pm, @BBCOne
Today's #photooftheday ( is a sensational squirrel, photographed by Luke Wilkinson.
Norwich Cathedral peregrine falcon eggs face intruder threat
A water rail tries to impress the birds with his Funky Chicken #photooftheday »
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Female humpback whales swim to shallows to avoid sexual harassment
The second episode of #MonkeyPlanet is on tomorrow at 9pm on @BBCOne.
The fantastic #NaturalWorld returns on @BBCTwo, Friday - here's a little something to whet your appetite
Northern Europe hit by most bee deaths - EU study