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  • 11/14/12
    10
    Ducks are true originals. There are more than 120 different species of ducks in all, a fantastical group of complex characters. Ducks have a talent for survival, and life stories filled with personality and charm. Each bird is more fun than the last, and will leave you wanting more.
  • Animal Odd Couples
    Episode 11.07.12
    11/7/12
    0.0
    Enter stories of the most unlikely cross-species relationships imaginable: a chimp bottle-feeding a tiger cub; a giant tortoise snuggling a baby hippo; a black crow parenting a meerkat. This film will look at these remarkable relationships first hand, and through caregivers, biologists and animal behaviorists, explore what they suggest about the nature of animal emotions.moreless
  • Magic of the Snowy Owl
    Episode 10.24.12
    10/24/12
    0.0
    Filmmakers take us deep into the snowy owl'?s tundra home on the North Slope of Alaska to observe the daily struggles involved in raising a family of helpless owlets until they'?re able to fly. Magic of the Snowy Owl premiered Wednesday, October 24 at 8/7c.
  • Siberian Tiger Quest
    Episode 10.10.12
    10/10/12
    0.0
    Conservation ecologist Chris Morgan embarks on a challenge that will fulfill a lifelong dream '? to find and film a Siberian tiger living wild and free in Russia'?s far eastern forests. To help him, Morgan turns to Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, the first individual ever to film Siberian tigers in the wild. Siberian Tiger Quest premieres Wednesday, October 10 at 8/7c (check local listings).moreless
  • Cracking the Koala Code
    Episode 05.17.12
    0.0
    From the miracle of marsupial birth to tender moments of discovery between mother and newborn joey, encounters with threatening forest creatures, battles between rival males and the complex chorus of bellows and grunts that have become so important to science '? join leading scientists as they unravel just what a forest needs to support a healthy population of koalas by listening to these marsupialmoreless
  • The White Lions
    The White Lions
    Episode 05.10.12
    0.0
    This is the story of two remarkable and extremely rare white lion cubs on their journey to adulthood. Both are female, sisters born as white as snow in May 2009 in South Africa'?s Kruger Park. Growing up on the savanna, they must overcome not only the same survival challenges that all young lion cubs must face, they must also overcome the threats their high visibility brings.moreless
  • River of No Return
    Episode 04.18.12
    0.0
    A young couple, Isaac and Bjornen Babcock, choose the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness for their year-long honeymoon. But what begins as a romantic adventure becomes something much greater for the couple, and a tale of hope and celebration for every life trying to make it in the unforgiving heart of the wilderness.moreless
  • Ocean Giants: Voices of the Sea
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    Humpback whales' songs carry thousands of miles, while a sperm whale scans the ocean depths with a sonar laser beam louder than a thunderclap. "Voices of the Sea" reveals a surprising underwater world where sound takes the place of sight.
  • Ocean Giants: Deep Thinkers
    Ocean Giants: Deep Thinkers
    Episode 04.05.12
    0.0
    In some respects the brains of whales and dolphins are more complex than ours. Whales and dolphins work co-operatively, show empathy and are self-aware. Find out how clever, and how much like us, whales and dolphins might be.
  • Ocean Giants: Giant Lives
    Ocean Giants: Giant Lives
    Episode 02.22.12
    2/22/12
    0.0
    The first hour of Ocean Giants enters the world of the great whales, including the Blue Whale, the largest animal on the planet.
  • Raccoon Nation
    Episode 02.09.12
    2/8/12
    0.0
    Are the obstacles that our fast-paced urban world throws at raccoons actually pushing the development of their brains? Closely follow a family of urban raccoons as they navigate the complex world of a big city.
  • Raccoon Nation
    Episode 02.08.12
    2/8/12
    0.0
    Are human beings, in an effort to outwit raccoons, actually making them smarter and unwittingly contributing to their evolutionary success? Are the ever more complex obstacles that our fast-paced urban world throws at them actually pushing the development of raccoon brains? In this film, scientists from around the world share their thoughts and work to explore this scientific theory. Attempting to do something that has never been done before, they closely follow a family of urban raccoons as they navigate the complex world of a big city.moreless
  • Fortress of the Bears
    Episode 01.25.12
    1/25/12
    0.0
    Alaska's Admiralty Island is home to an estimated 1800 brown bears, the largest concentration of bears in the world. Enter a world shaped by bears, trees, and salmon, and the delicate balance of their interconnected lives.
  • Fortress of the Bears
    Fortress of the Bears
    Episode 01.25.12
    1/25/12
    0.0
    Part of the massive Tongass National Forest, Admiralty Island in Southeast Alaska supports the largest concentration of bears anywhere in the world. Sustained by a wealth of salmon streams, isolated and protected by their environment, some 1,700 Alaskan brown bears are part of a unique circle of life that has played out here for centuries.moreless
  • Kangaroo Mob
    Kangaroo Mob
    Episode 01.11.12
    1/11/12
    0.0
    In the past 50 years, the eastern gray kangaroo population around Canberra, Australia's capital city, has exploded from a few hundred to tens of thousands.
  • My Life as a Turkey
    Episode 11.16.11
    11/16/11
    0.0
    After a local farmer left a bowl of eggs on Joe Hutto's front porch, his life was forever changed. Hutto, possessing a broad background in the natural sciences and an interest in imprinting young animals, incubated the eggs and waited for them to hatch. As the chicks emerged from their shells, they locked eyes with an unusual but dedicated mother.moreless
  • Jungle Eagle
    Episode 11.09.11
    11/9/11
    10
    Harpy eagles are the most powerful birds of prey in the world. Standing three feet tall, with a six-foot wingspan and razor-sharp talons the size of bear claws, these birds are the heavyweight hunters of the South American rainforest. Enter the secret world of the harpy.
  • The Animal House
    The Animal House
    Episode 11.02.11
    11/2/11
    0.0
    NATURE investigates what goes into making a home when you're wild and cost is not a factor. They may be single-use, multi-generational, or multi-purpose; they may be anything from a small depression in the sand to a many-chambered tunnel, a nest, a burrow, or a mound, but for animals big and small, these dwellings are always impressive home sweet homes.moreless
  • Radioactive Wolves
    Radioactive Wolves
    Episode 10.20.11
    10/19/11
    0.0
    What happens to nature after a nuclear accident? The historic nuclear accident at Chernobyl is now 25 years old. Filmmakers and scientists set out to document the lives of the packs of wolves and other wildlife thriving in the "dead zone" that still surrounds the remains of the reactor.
  • 5/22/11
    0.0
    Adventurer and bear biologist Chris Morgan will take us on a motorcycle odyssey deep into the wilds of Alaska. Over a punishing 2,000 mile journey, Chris will explore the amazing resiliency and adaptability of bears through five dramatic Alaskan ecosystems: coastal, urban, mountain, tundra and pack ice.
  • 5/15/11
    0.0
    Adventurer and bear biologist Chris Morgan will take us on a motorcycle odyssey deep into the wilds of Alaska. Over a punishing 2,000 mile journey, Chris will explore the amazing resiliency and adaptability of bears through five dramatic Alaskan ecosystems: coastal, urban, mountain, tundra and pack ice.
  • Chris Morgan Webcast: Hour 2
    Chris Morgan Webcast: Hour 2
    Episode 05.08.11
    5/8/11
    0.0
    Ecologist and bear biologist Chris Morgan answers questions live after the first of the three-part series, Bears of the Last Frontier.
  • Chris Morgan Webcast: Hour One
    5/8/11
    0.0
    On this episode of Nature the ecologist and bear biologist Chris Morgan answers questions live, after the first of his three part series entitled Bears of the Last Frontier.
  • 5/8/11
    0.0
    On this episode of PBS's Nature Chris Morgan has set up camp in a remote spot within the heart of the Alaskan wilderness near the largest concentration of grizzly bears in the world. Here the bears take advantage of the long Alaskan days to mate, feed, and raise their new cubs. Morgan tracks the bears progress on the show as the bears go about their daily lives and recreate their complex social dynamic structure.moreless
  • Salmon: Running the Gauntlet
    Salmon: Running the Gauntlet
    Episode 04.28.11
    5/1/11
    0.0
    The parallel stories of collapsing Pacific salmon populations and how biologists and engineers have become instruments in audacious experiments to replicate every stage of the fish's life cycle. Our once great runs of salmon are now conceived in laboratories, raised in tanks, driven in trucks, and farmed in pens. Here we go beyond the ongoing debate over how to save an endangered species.moreless
  • Salmon: Running the Gauntlet
    Salmon: Running the Gauntlet
    Episode 04.28.11
    5/1/11
    0.0
    The parallel stories of collapsing Pacific salmon populations and how biologists and engineers have become instruments in audacious experiments to replicate every stage of the fish's life cycle. Our once great runs of salmon are now conceived in laboratories, raised in tanks, driven in trucks, and farmed in pens. Here we go beyond the ongoing debate over how to save an endangered species.moreless
  • Salmon: Running the Gauntlet
    Episode 04.28.11
    5/1/11
    0.0
    The parallel stories of collapsing Pacific salmon populations and how biologists and engineers have become instruments in audacious experiments to replicate every stage of the fish's life cycle. Our once great runs of salmon are now conceived in laboratories, raised in tanks, driven in trucks, and farmed in pens. Here we go beyond the ongoing debate over how to save an endangered species.moreless
  • Survivors of the Firestorm
    Survivors of the Firestorm
    Episode 04.17.11
    4/17/11
    0.0
    Survivors of the Firestorm follows the phoenix-like story of Victoria's wildlife, the fall and rise of the great mountain ash forests and all that dwell within them, and the extraordinary capacity of a damaged natural world to bounce back.
  • Outback Pelicans
    Outback Pelicans
    Episode 03.27.11
    3/27/11
    0.0
    This episode of Nature documents the lives of Australian pelicans who live in the rather inhospitable Australian outback. When the heavy rains begin the outback becomes an oasis for the pelicans and the birds even leave their coastal homes to come to the outback when the rains occur. There they find an abundance of water and food that makes it a great spot for them to breed and raise families. This documentary features researchers trying to figure out more about these mysterious birds.moreless
  • 2/20/11
    9.0
    Stafford-Johnson and local guide, Salim Ali, spent over 600 days following and filming Broken Tail and his family. Then, one day, Broken Tail simply disappeared. A year later, Johnson and Ali heard news that Broken Tail was killed by a train in Darra, 100 miles away from Ranthambhore. This discovery raised new questions. How did Broken Tail travel so far and why did he leave?moreless
  • The Himalayas
    The Himalayas
    Episode 02.13.11
    2/13/11
    0.0
    The highest mountain range in the world is far-reaching and holds within it an exceptionally diverse ecology. Coniferous and subtropical forests, wetlands, and montane grasslands are as much a part of this world as the inhospitable, frozen mountaintops that tower above.
  • Born Wild: The First Days of Life
    1/30/11
    0.0

    Beautiful footage of the just-born are featured in this episode of Nature. The early days of life can be some of the most fascinating and difficult times in an animal's life. Baby penguins, spiders and orangutans are all followed during their entry into the world and during their struggles to survive.

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  • 1/9/11
    0.0
    The story that changed the way we look at nature.
  • Remembering the Marshes
    Remembering the Marshes
    Episode 10.30.10
    10/31/10
    0.0
    Engineer Azzam Alwash recalls his childhood memories of the Mesopotamian marshes, and his feelings upon his return to Iraq when the area had been reduced to an empty desert.
  • Director Commentary: Roosting Crows
    10/24/10
    0.0
    Filmmaker Susan Fleming describes the awe-inspiring sight of a massive crow roost and explains with infrared imagery how crows retain heat during the night.
  • Death of a Matriarch
    Death of a Matriarch
    Episode 10.11.10
    10/17/10
    0.0
    The people who knew Echo best reflect on their great loss. "Echo: An Elephant to Remember" premieres on PBS Sunday, October 17, 2010.
  • Rescuing Ebony
    Rescuing Ebony
    Episode 10.10.10
    10/17/10
    0.0
    Echo and family respond when their charismatic daughter is stolen by another group of elephants. "Echo: An Elephant to Remember" premieres on PBS Sunday, October 17.
  • The Crow and the Caveman
    The Crow and the Caveman
    Episode 10.19.10
    9/24/10
    0.0
    In the first few minutes from "A Murder of Crows" we learn that crows are always watching, learning, and remembering.
  • Springs Eternal: Florida's Fountain of Youth
    5/13/00
    0.0
    According to legend, Spanish explorers believed that a fountain of eternal youth existed somewhere in the place we know today as Florida. In a poetic way, they were right. Beneath Florida lies the world's largest known system of springs. These springs shelter strange life forms and dot the land above it with outlets of water that once was as pure as any found on this planet.moreless
  • A Lemur's Tale
    A Lemur's Tale
    Episode 01.24.10
    2/22/97
    0.0
    Deep in the thorn forests of Madagascar live troops of ring-tailed lemurs, the most beautiful and most social of Madagascar's extraordinary primates. Our story follows five baby lemurs as they try to make their way in the world. In an intimate portrait never before filmed, we learn of their high times, their sufferings, and the special bonds that hold their unique society together.moreless
  • Moment of Impact: Jungle
    4/11/10
    0.0

    The jungle is examined to see how each animal, insect and plant contributes to each other and how the ecosystem would be damaged if a species were to disappear. Several different animals including lead-cutter ants, lizards and crocodiles are observed as they carry out their daily activities in the jungle.

  • Moment of Impact: Jungle
    4/11/10
    0.0

    The jungle is examined to see how each animal, insect and plant contributes to each other and how the ecosystem would be damaged if a species were to disappear. Several different animals including lead-cutter ants, lizards and crocodiles are observed as they carry out their daily activities in the jungle.

  • Moment of Impact: Hunters and Herds

    Moment of Impact: Hunters and Herds captures that dramatic moment in which animals lock horns over territory, food, and mating. The collision of species facing off over limited resources or the competition for dominance within a herd brings animals to the inevitable point of intense conflict, and those moments are finally captured here on film.

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  • Invasion of the Giant Pythons
    2/21/10
    0.0

    Invasion of the Giant Pythons is the eighth episode in the twenty-eighth season of PBS's documentary series, Nature. Burmese pythons are not native to the wetlands of Florida, but have become one of the top predators in the area. Cameras follow wildlife experts and hunters as they investigate the large numbers of giant Burmese pythons living in Florida and their impact on the ecosystem.

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  • Wild Balkans
    Wild Balkans
    Episode 7
    1/31/10
    0.0

    This episode explores the surprising habitats and scenery of the Balkan Peninsula. While exploring the forests and canyons of Montenegro, they focus on a wild lynx. The Croatian wetlands deter humans but protect an array of wildlife. Many comparisons between Bulgaria's Durmitor Mountains and Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" are made.

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  • Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves

    In Yellowstone National Park, two predators dominate the food chain and vie for control of the territory: the wolf and the grizzly bear. Both bring a natural instinct for hunting and raw power to the competition. Wolves travel in parks through the national park, while the bears rule their space by sheer size. However, the two are symbiotically dependent upon one another while the contend for resources.

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  • Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves

    In Yellowstone National Park, two predators dominate the food chain and vie for control of the territory: the wolf and the grizzly bear. Both bring a natural instinct for hunting and raw power to the competition. Wolves travel in parks through the national park, while the bears rule their space by sheer size. However, the two are symbiotically dependent upon one another while the contend for resources.

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  • 1/10/10
    10

    In an energetic, highly charged world, it is remarkably calming to stop and watch a peaceful hummingbird at a window feeder. However, the hummingbird is actually a complex mix of metabolism and maneuverability, a strong and versatile bird with a unique composition. Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air explores the versatility of this small creature.

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  • Fellowship of the Whales
    11/15/09
    10

    In Fellowship of the Whales, a baby humpback whale travels across vast regions of the Pacific ocean. She follows her mother to Hawaii, in the waters where she was born. Together they migrate north to the region around Alaska, where together the whales feed. Eventually the yearling becomes party of a larger pod of whales.

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  • Black Mamba
    Black Mamba
    Episode 3
    11/8/09
    0.0
    Black Mamba is the third episode in the twenty-eighth season of Nature, a PBS documentary series. Black Mambas are the deadliest snakes in Africa. For generations people in Africa have feared the snake because its bite is usually always fatal. However, Clifton and Thea Koen are natives who are trying to change people's mind about the Black Mamba and feverishly work to humanly remove Black Mambas from residential areas when possible.moreless
  • Born Wild: The First Days of Life
    11/1/09
    10

    Beautiful footage of the just-born are featured in this episode of Nature. The early days of life can be some of the most fascinating and difficult times in an animal's life. Baby penguins, spiders and orangutans are all followed during their entry into the world and during their struggles to survive.

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  • Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions
    10/25/09
    0.0
    The third episode to examine the life of Cloud, a wild white stallion living in the Arrowhead Mountains of Montana.
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