Baby seals will be seen getting smashed to death in the new series of Frozen Planet later this week, meaning harrowing scenes are set to air on our screens very soon.
Eleven years in the making, Sir David Attenborough, 96, will be at the helm of Frozen Planet II when it catapults onto our television sets this weekend – but viewers should be prepared for sad and upsetting scenes.
With a focus on nature, animals and the frozen world as climate change wreaks havoc, the BBC wildlife programme is set to be more gut-wrenching than ever before.
Legendary wildlife expert, commentator and broadcaster Sir David will explore the climate crisis, giving us a glimpse at how our planet is changing for the worse.
One of the sad scenes set to air sees a group of baby harp seals suffer from the effects of climate change in an awful turn of events.
Learning about the fluffy white seals which inhabit the arctic, viewers will hear how the seals were previously endangered when they were exposed to being brutally murdered.
With their fur sought after, the seals were in danger of being killed for their fur – but now they face being killed because of the climate.
In harrowing scenes set to air very soon, viewers will see a storm take place in the arctic.
The harsh climate and weather conditions will leave the seals vulnerable as the fluffy white marine mammals get swept to their grisly deaths on camera.
Series producer Elizabeth White has spoken about the seals, saying: “It’s the story of how a mum only has 12 days with her pup – it’s one of the fastest weaning periods in nature.
“They have this tiny amount of time together so she pumps it full of really rich milk and it gets very fat very quickly then it needs to learn to swim and she has to leave it to go off and feed.
“So that little seal is dependent on sitting on its ice floe while it builds up the strength to swim and moults its fluffy coat into an adult coat.”
This article by Mollie Quirk was first published by The Daily Star on 7 September 2022.
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