Hamsters - Hidden Heroes in the Field

Uwe Müller

43 min 10 secs



European hamsters live a life in secrecy. A hamster year is short and full of dangers. There are only six months for a female to raise their offspring and prepare herself for hibernation. The camera observes heroic battles in the field and the weal and woe of hamster lives in the burrow: mating, birth of the pups, collection of grain for the winter. The cute rodents with the hamster cheeks have become rare. They have to defend themselves against predators like birds of prey or foxes. At the same time – and even more – they are under pressure due to modern industrial agriculture and habitat loss.