31 Jan 2018

Love like ours? The Inner Life of Animals

From Nine To Noon, 10:09 am on 31 January 2018

Kathryn Ryan speaks to Peter Wohlleben, author of the best-selling Hidden Life of Trees. His latest book, The Inner Life of Animals - Surprising Observations of a Hidden World, looks at how pets and their wild woodland relatives display what are perceived to be human emotions, with chapters ranging from a hedgehog who has nightmares, a magpie who commits adultery to a crow bringing gifts in thanks for food. Peter has a real connection to this subject through more than 20 years working in forestry in Germany. His passion for conservation goes back to his early childhood. These days he manages his own piece of environmentally friendly forest, from where he runs a nature academy.