the human animal

The Human Animal: A Personal View of the Human Species is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by Desmond Morris, first transmitted in the UK from 27 July 1994. The series was produced in association with Discovery Channel.

Morris describes it as “A study of human behavior from a zoological perspective.” He travels the globe, filming the diverse customs and habits of various regions while suggesting common roots.


1. The Language of the Body


2. The Hunting Ape


3. The Human Zoo


4. Biology of Love


5. The Immortal Genes


6. Beyond Survival