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An Original DUCKumentary (#3004)

A look at the fascinating bird sheds light on how ducks migrate together, nurture chicks and more. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: NATURE, television's longest-running weekly natural history series, has won more than 200 honors from the television industry, parent groups, the international wildlife film community and environmental organizations, including the only award ever given to a television program by the Sierra Club.

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  • Cats (#507)

    Although wild cats are known to viewers of this series, the domestic cat also is considered by many owners to retain much of the wild in its behavior and attitudes. This film compares the behavior and adaptability of our domestic cats with their wild cousins, and also reviews our widely varying attitudes about cats over the 5,000 years of their domestication. [56 minutes]

  • Mozu The Snow Monkey (#716)

    This program examines social organization among Japanese macaques, or "snow monkeys." Filmed over a period of nine years in an area less than 100 miles from Tokyo, it follows one female macaque, named Mozu by the researchers. Born with deformed limbs, she was able to thrive and even to reproduce in the wild thanks to the aid of the troop and her own instinctive skills. The program also examines the social development of young monkeys, the social ranking and challenges for breeding rights by the males, and the rearing of the young by the females. [59 minutes]

  • Horse Tigers (#905)

    This program takes a close look at one of Africa's annual wildlife spectacles -- the epic migration of the zebra and other animals that follow in their footsteps as part of a complex ecosystem. During the migration, "Nature" examines the intricate hierarchies that develop within the herds and the bonds they form with each other. Their interdependence with the other animals in the migration is also featured as the unbroken cycles of life and death, mating and hunting are played out. [56 minutes]

  • The Nature of Sex: The Primal Instinct (#1108)

    A sweeping look at sex in nature. The discoveries are stranger than you could ever imagine! [56 minutes]

  • The Nature of Sex: A Time and a Place (#1109)

    Love by moonlight. The moon stirs the blood of many creatures, casting its spell over the tides. This program explores the great forces that influence courtship, mating, and birth -- cosmic signals that come from the sun, the moon, and the rain. There are smaller, more intimate signals as well: the exquisite songs of the Lyre bird, the jubilant dance of the widow bird, and a female elephants "silent" calls across the Serengeti. [56 minutes]

  • The Nature of Sex: The Sex Contract (#1110)

    When two partners touch, it could be an encounter that lasts for just a few moments -- or an alliance that lasts a lifetime. But some partners must prove their worthiness before they can get close. In this program, males charm, bully, display, or fight to woo a female. Male wasps mob a female in a frenzied attempt to be the first. Male crickets sweep their females off their feet. And when it comes to a rendezvous, some monkeys prefer sneaking around. In the mating game, anything goes in the search for the right partner. [56 minutes]

  • The Nature of Sex: Sex and the Human Animal (#1111)

    Our sexual identities are deeply rooted in our cultures. How did we arrive at our definitions of masculine and feminine? This program delves into the human past, searching for the origins of our modern sexuality. How do our sexual lives compare to other social animals? While we're the only animal to have created such a huge industry around sex, much to our surprise, we may not be the "sexiest animal" on earth. Most of us would have trouble competing with the love life of a bonobo chimpanzee. [56 minutes]

  • Fire Bird (#1204)

    In the Noxious, boiling soda lakes of the great rift valley in Africa, whe re daytime temperatures soar to 150 degrees, flamingoes thrive. asmany as two million birds can gather to feed, preen, bathe, and breedon just one of these aklaline lakes. [56 minutes]

  • Ghost Bear (#1207)

    For thousands of years, a population of black bears has inhabited an isolated island off British Columbia where roughly every tenth black bear is, actually, almost pure white. This documentary focuses on the solitary but adventurous life of one of these "ghost bears," and follows the animal' s tribulations as it discovers, through trial and error, how to make its way in the world. The program also takes a glimpse at some of the other animals sharing the forest, including grey wolves and bald eagles. [56 minutes]

  • Born to Run (#1213)

    By following the adventures of a newborn fawn facing the challenges of growing up, learning about life, and outwitting its predators, "Born To Run" presents the story of a Thomson's gazelle that lives on the hostile African plains under the watchful eye of its mother. [56 minutes]

  • Jaguar: Year of the Cat (#1301)

    The jaguar has long been considered impossible to film in the wild. It is nocturnal, extremely rare, and so well camouflaged that you could live alongside it for a lifetime and see only a few paw prints. This documentary provides a rare and intimate portrait of the most powerful jungle cat in the Americas. Using specially constructed sets in the jungles of Belize, where jaguars are protected, a team of experts pool their knowledge and expertise in order to capture this elusive stalker and the varied wildlife that inhabit its domain. [56 minutes]

  • Incredible Suckers (#1302)

    A decade of discoveries together point to the extraordinary possibility that the prime intelligences in the ocean may not be obvious contenders like the whales and dolphins, but a race of " incredible suckers," the cephalopods. In locations around the world, filmmaker Mike Degruy goes to great depths to get a look at a variety of bizarre species of octopus and squid, including the quite incredible vampire squid from hell, which has never been filmed alive before. [56 minutes]

  • Monkey in the Mirror (#1303)

    Filmed in the wild and in the laboratory, this documentary examines the fascinating similarities between humans and our closest relatives--monkeys and apes. Developmentally similar to human children, chimpanzees exhibit signs of self-awareness, form hierarchical social structures, and even use tools. In the wild, primates wheel and deal, practice power politics, and suffer from stress. In the lab, they communicate with us through signs and sounds. This episode of Nature asks, How close are we? [56 minutes]

  • The World of Penguins (#1304)

    "The World of Penguins" explores the diversity of penguins, seventeen different types of which live in exotic locations all over the Southern Hemisphere. From desert climates of South America to frigid Antarctica, this program examines the realm of penguins beyond popular comical images, including their fascinating mating and parenting instincts, their graceful underwater performances, and their incredible feats of hunting and survival. [56 minutes]

  • Castaways of Sulawesi (#1305)

    The program explores Sulawesi, an isolated island of volcanoes and rainforests, lying between Borneo and New Guinea, where Australia and Asia once met. Species whose origins were worlds apart came together here to create an intriguing mix of strange and marvelous oddities such as hornbill birds, dwarf buffalo and the world's smallest primate. The human populations of the island also depend upon the rainforests, where hunting and land degradation threaten the wildlife of Sulawesi. This program looks at the fascinating traditions of these people and the troubling effects of hunting and development. [56 minutes]

  • Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees (#1308)

    This program looks at the generations of chimpanzees studied by Jane Goodall for over thirty years. It examines the ongoing rivalries, friendships and complex family relationships in the chimpanzees' intensely social and volatile society. Jane Goodall introduces viewers to Fifi, mother of Freud and Froto, chief rivals for the leadership position within this group of chimps. In one of the most revealing portraits of animal behavior ever filmed, this program chronicles the love of a mother, the rivalry of two sons and the future of the next generation. Recently Fifi and her daughter, Fanni, gave birth within a few months of each other. This is Fifi's sixth child, Fanni's first. This family photo album includes flashbacks to Fanni's childhood and compares the skills of a veteran mother to those of a first-time mom. [56 minutes]

  • Victims of Venom (#1309)

    From spiders, snakes, salamanders and scorpions to insects, fish, plants, even some mammals, a variety of living creatures use poisons and caustic chemicals for predatory and defensive purposes. This episode explores the incredible array of attack and defense mechanisms that have evolved throughout the plant and animal kingdoms and how venomous abilities are used to survive. [56 minutes]

  • The Call of Kakadu (#1310)

    This documentary provides an intimate portrait of life in the great Australian National Park of Kakadu. Each new season in Kakadu brings drastic environmental changes. The focus of these changes is the billabong (watering hole), home to crocodiles, families of kookaburra, frilly-necked lizards, long-necked turtles, cockatiels and a variety of reptiles and insects. During the monsoon, the billabong extends into the surrounding forest; during the dry season, it becomes dusty and cracked, encasing crocodiles and turtles and stranding fish. This program beautifully chronicles these changing seasons and the creatures that continually adapt to the changing perimeter of the billabong. [56 minutes]

  • Monsoon (#1311)

    This episode travels to India to chronicle the coming of the monsoon. The people and animals of India welcome the monsoon with great relief as the landscape springs to life. From a variety of monkeys in the mountain forests, to Indian elephants, peacocks and ancient garials, animal migration and reproduction are tuned to the coming of the monsoon and the abundance it brings. This episode shows the beauty, as well as the destructive side, of the powerful forces of wind and water that create the monsoon. [56 minutes]

  • Sperm Whales: The Real Moby Dick (#1401)

    This episode takes a close look at the leviathan of the sea, the sperm whale. Starting in the Caribbean, this program follows teams of researchers as they attempt to study these mighty but often elusive whales. The researchers have discovered fascinating information on whale communications, and use underwater microphones to track the animals' movements as accurately as possible. In the Azores, a favorite breeding ground, they find a white baby whale among a large group -- the real Moby Dick. [56 minutes]

  • The Crater Lions (#1402)

    This episode examines a pride of lions in the Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania. Only 125 square miles, the crater has steep sides which protect -- and simultaneously imprison -- the wildlife within. Though an abundance of prey reside in the crater, declining numbers of lions have seriously imperiled the pride since they depend on cooperative efforts for their survival -- for hunting, raising cubs and protecting their territory from other predators. The program chronicles the demise of this once-reigning pride due inbreeding, disease and attack from competing prides. [56 minutes]

  • Mask of the Mandrill (#1403)

    This episode travels to the rain forests of Gabon, a small country in west Africa, to examine mandrill society. The most colorful of all mammals, these close relatives to baboons live in groups of up to 80 members, ruled by the largest, strongest and most colorful male. This program looks at a particular group of mandrills led by Fang. As the leader, he is the only male allowed to mate. But as he ages, Fang is challenged by another male in the group. In addition to the mandrills, the program looks at the variety of unique animals that live with them in the rainforest. Forest elephants rule the ground while gray parrots and martins fill the skies over the jungle. [56 minutes]

  • The Joy of Pigs (#1404)

    This episode takes a fresh look at pigs. Smart and adaptable, wild pigs live in the forests of Europe and Asia and on the savannas of Africa. The program explores the lives of such creatures as the bearded pig of Borneo; the intrepid wart hog and the unique red river hog of Africa; and the distantly related peccary of the Americas. The program also examines the lives of domesticated pigs, most of which are descended from the European wild boar; the pot-bellied pigs who live in luxury as pampered pets; those with discriminating snouts that sniff out truffles in France; and the most typical of the domesticated pigs who provide sustenance to people all over the world. Throughout their history, pigs have formed a lasting relationship with humans. [56 minutes]

  • Echo of the Elephants: The Next Generation (#1405)

    This episode continues the saga of the Echo of the Elephants. Cynthia Moss has spent another four years with Echo and her family, chronicling their everyday behaviors as well as some rare moments. She follows them on their migrations, witnessing their mating behaviors, the birth of a new elephant, their highly-developed parenting skills, their playful moments, and at night, even their sleeping patterns. [56 minutes]

  • Wolves and Buffalo: The Last Frontier (#1406)

    This episode, shot in the wilds of northern Canada, reveals how wolves and buffalo co-exist exactly as they have for centuries. This program captures on film, for the first time, wolves hunting buffalo in the wild. Filmmakers Jeff and Susan Turner spent two years following this pack of wolves in order to observe and record wolf-buffalo interaction. [56 minutes]

  • The Elephant Men (#1407)

    The ancient and honored skills of wild elephant trainers are called on to handle elephants threatening homes and lives in India. [56 minutes]

  • A Lemur's Tale (#1408)

    This exploration of the jungles of Madagascar looks into the sophisticated culture of a ring-tailed lemur group. Members of this primate family are dependent on lush forests and high trees for their survival, and Madagascar is the only place on earth where ring-tailed lemurs still roam free. The lemur groups are primarily matriarchal, and in this episode, the "Nature" team follows four mothers as they care for infants that are in a critical stage of their development. Drought, disease, predators and natural selection threaten the young lemurs. The lemurs convey a human-like bond with one another as they undertake the rearing of their young, face the deaths of group members and wait for the coming rains that will renew their food supply. [56 minutes]

  • Extraordinary Dogs (#1409)

    Amazing stories of varied relationships that dogs have with humans --as helpers, healers, protectors and performers. [56 minutes]

  • Bower Bird Blues (#1410)

    The rainforests of eastern Australia are home to many exotic and flamboyant animals, including some of the most ingenious architects of the animal kingdom. The bower bird is no exception. To the male bower bird, its literal labor of love is the elaborate bower it builds as a means to attract females. It collects sticks, feathers, insects, shells and leaves, all of which it arranges fastidiously on the ground. Each male must rebuild his bower constantly, as their carefully crafted arbors are taken apart by rival bower birds or are trampled by other animals. This documentary follows the melange of wildlife that inhabits this rich rainforest, as well as the trials of a single male bower bird as he tries to romance several potential mates. [56 minutes]

  • Toothwalkers: Giants of the Arctic Ice (#1501)

    Truly giants in their realm, the toothwalker walruses of the Arctic have long led an unseen life -- their aggressive behavior making them difficult to approach and therefore rarely documented. In Igloolik, Canada, the Inuit people know the great walrus well. They use its meat for their families and sled dogs, its hide for clothing, rope and harnesses. Guided by Inuit walrus hunters, filmmaker Adam Ravetch and his wife, Sarah Robertson, gather rare underwater footage of the toothwalkers -- gaining insight to their hunting skills and behavior below the frozen ocean. [56 minutes]

  • Grand Canyon (#1502)

    The Grand Canyon is a land of great beauty and great extremes, where there can be a 30-degree temperature difference between the canyon's rim and its floor. Because of its many micro-climates, a diverse ecosystem has developed: from watering holes teeming with microscopic life, to big horn sheep and resilient plant life. Its history is just as awesome: the mighty Colorado River dug into the earth's crust for nearly three million years, carving out one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. At one time, enormous dinosaurs roamed its banks; now gigantic concrete dams have taken their place. The environmental impact is immense, affecting thousands of species in the canyon's side rivers and steep cliffs. This episode takes a close-up look at the wildlife of the region, examining the Grand Canyon's geology and continuing dependence on the Colorado River. [56 minutes]

  • Animal Attractions: Amazing Tales from the San Diego Zoo (#1503)

    The San Diego Zoo houses more than 4,000 animals -- a varied group of species that would take a lifetime to see in the wild. Each day, drama, dedication, heartache and triumph are played out, most of which happens out of the public eye. "Nature" takes a behind-the-scenes look at the San Diego Zoo's myriad programs and the animals and staff that make it all happen. Featured are Imani, a young lowland gorilla that was born with extensive health problems and a delicate prognosis (her survival began a chain of events that no one could have predicted); Polar Bear Plunge, a stunning new habitat for the zoo's four polar bears; and conservation efforts that support endangered species such as panda bears, the northern white rhino and the California condor. [60 minutes]

  • The Elephants of Africa (#1504)

    In Kenya's Amboseli National Park, the most-studied and well-known elephants in the world thrive in their protected savanna. Cynthia Moss has researched these elephants for years and has grown to know each individual in a number of elephant families. In her research, Moss has gained an interest in the forgotten elephants of Africa, a diverse group of elephants that have learned to adapt to a variety of unlikely surroundings. From the deserts of Namibia's Skeleton Coast, to the deep rainforests of the Congo River and the beaches of the Atlantic, these elephants have proven their tremendous ability to adapt and recover from devastating poaching. In this episode of " Nature," Moss documents the heartache and triumphs of these elephants and discovers an undying hopefulness for their future. [56 minutes]

  • Orangutans: Just Hangin' On (#1505)

    This episode chronicles efforts to save this remarkably human primate. Poaching and loss of habitat have reduced the wild orangutan population by 30% in the last twenty years. From rehabilitation facilities in Sumatra and Borneo to animal research centers around the world, study of orangutans in captivity and in the wild help scientists understand and sustain existing populations. This episode examines recent attempts to reintroduce captive orangutans into the wild. [56 minutes]

  • Yellowstone Otters (#1506)

    Winter in Wyoming's Yellowstone Park can be bitter cold and unforgiving, but its warm springs provide food and protection for one of its most charming, intelligent and playful inhabitants: the river otter. This episode of "Nature" follows the adventures of a mother otter and her irrepressible pups as they survive the seasons facing everything from eagles to coyotes. [56 minutes]

  • Gremlins: Faces in the Forest (#1507)

    Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, marmosets and tamarins are tiny monkeys that share their secrets and a crowded patch of rainforest with the Satare Maues people of the Amazon. For three years, filmmaker Nick Gordon followed scientist Mark Van Roosmalen as he interviewed the Satare Maues people in search of a new species of marmoset. Along the way, he obtained rare footage of an extended family of marmosets, whose close-knit community shares the responsibility of raising its young. Also featured is the complex ecology of the rainforest and the traditional customs and rituals of the Satare Maues tribe. [56 minutes]

  • Life at the Edge of the Sea (#1508)

    Along the edges of the great oceans of the world, an underwater world thrives. Constantly battered by powerful waves and challenged by low tides, a community of captivating creatures has developed. Despite the underwater turmoil, these animals have chosen an abundant home --the tide brings oxygen-rich water, full of nutrients and food -- a benefit that makes the constant upheaval worthwhile. "Nature" examines the anemones, sea stars, mussels, crabs and octopus that live along the ocean's edge, and how their amazing adaptations have helped them survive one of the most turbulent environments on earth. ~ [56 minutes]

  • Secret Garden (#1509)

    Magnificent gardens, sculpted and meticulously weeded are not always what they seem. More than just a botanical oasis, they provide the perfect habitat for a variety of insects, birds and mammals. Life, death and metamorphosis unfold every day, despite almost constant human intrusion. "Nature" takes a closer look at a tidy English garden to reveal the wild jungle within, a world where so-called " pests" are part of a diverse ecosystem -- right under our very noses. [56 minutes]

  • Eagles (#1510)

    Always majestic, eagles govern the world between the earth and heavens. Their crushing talons, sharp bills, keen eyesight, in-flight maneuvers, and ability to adapt has made them one of the most successful birds of prey in the world. From America's pride, the bald eagle, to the magnificent and rare Philippine eagle, filmmaker John Downer captures the eagles of the world in breathtaking aerial photography. [56 minutes]

  • The Wild Side of New York (#1511)

    New York City is almost all concrete and steel -- a glittery human habitat with a forest of skyscrapers. The chaos and bustle of the city seem to offer little for animals, but nature has prevailed in surprising ways. Peregrine falcons nest on skyscrapers and plummet into the streets below at up to 200 mph to catch pigeons. Raccoons use sewers as underground walkways; butterflies migrate across the city skyline using rooftop gardens; and horseshoe crabs, as ancient as the dinosaurs, now come ashore to lay their eggs in the shadows of skyscrapers. "Nature" takes a whimsical look at the extremes of New York, and how wildlife and humans live side-by-side. [56 minutes]

  • Great White Bear (#1601)

    The true nature of the world's largest carnivore--the polar bear--is explored in this program. The world of these magnificent hunters is revealed as they crash into the snow dens of seal pups, swim underwater and raise their own newborn cubs. Resourcefulness and adaptability are demonstrated to be key in surviving this harsh and every changing arctic climates. [56 minutes]

  • The Secret World of Sharks and Rays (#1602)

    Reveals the world of rays and shark species related to great whites that lurk in the ocean's depths. [56 minutes]

  • American Buffalo: Spirit of a Nation (#1603)

    Bison have been rescued from near extinction in the American West. They are coming back with the help of Native American tribes that are now experiencing a renewal of their own in connection with the buffalo herds. [56 minutes]

  • John Denver: Let This Be A Voice (#1604)

    Defying all conventional labels, John Denver held a singular place in American music: a songwriter whose immensely popular work was suffused with a deep and abiding kinship with the natural world. In the months just prior to his death in a plane accident in 1997, Denver was filming an episode of the NATURE series, centering on the natural wonders that inspired many of his best-loved songs. The result is a poignant and melodic film that records his final journeys into the wilderness and contains his last song, composed while rafting along the Colorado River with his son and young daughter. [56 minutes]

  • Serengeti Stories (#1605)

    Natural history filmmaking legend Hugo van Lawick has spent 30 years in the Serengeti capturing the personal stories of the animals of the African plains. This film tells history and revisits his most important film moments. [56 minutes]

  • Iceland: Fire and Ice (#1606)

    An island of breathtaking beauty, where extreme natural forces are at work, Iceland is home to puffins and arctic foxes, as well as swans and a wide variety of ducks and other birds. [56 minutes]

  • Walking with Giants: The Grizzlies of Siberia (#1607)

    Naturalists Charlie Russell and Maureen Enns get very up close and personal with the grizzly bears of Kamchatka peninsula in Siberia. [56 minutes]

  • Extraordinary Cats (#1608)

    Though cats appear aloof to the uninitiated, individual owners tell stories that show cats are capable of amazing acts of courage, stamina, resourcefulness and loyalty. [56 minutes]

  • The Seedy Side of Plants (#1609)

    Plants will go to many lengths to get humans and other animals to disperse their seeds for them. [56 minutes]

  • A Conversation with Koko (#1610)

    Koko the gorilla becomes the "host" of her own show, which examines the controversial role she plays in discussions of animal behavior and comprehension. [56 minutes]

  • Antarctia: The End of the Earth: Katabatic/Iceberg (#1701)

    The Antarctic Katabatic is the most powerful wind in the world. It shapes an entire continent and a sea of ice the size of Europe. This program follows the wind on its journey across the spectacular landscape and reveals the secrets it holds about our planet and its history. [55 minutes]

  • Antarctica: The End of the Earth "Iceberg" (#1702)

    From the heart of a frozen continent, icebergs inch their way through hundreds of miles and thousands of years to be born as million-ton islands at the end of the sea. These vast platforms of ice are the source of life for seals, krill, penguins and petrels, but they also have a life of their own. [56 minutes]

  • Horses (#1703)

    Discover the power, mystery and romance of horses, one of nature's most magnificent creatures. For thousands of years, horses have been our faithful servants, our tireless comrades and our loyal friends, as they capture our imagination and our hearts. [56 minutes]

  • Sled Dogs: An Alaskan Epic (#1704)

    In the extreme conditions of Alaska's great Iditarod sled dog race, almost no factor is more important that the relationship forged between the mushers and their dogs. Their extraordinary bond can mean more than win or lose - it can mean life or death. [56 minutes]

  • Wisdom of the Wild (#1705)

    We can learn a great deal from our fellow creatures whose experience predate our existence. [56 minutes]

  • Humpback Whales (#1706)

    Humpback whales are known for their singing. But they have other talents. For instance, their hunting skills are quite unique -- they herd fish together by "screaming" at them, then devour them in one gulp. This program looks at these amazing creatures. [56 minutes]

  • Cheetahs in a Hot Spot (#1707)

    Cheetahs in Namibia must brave deserts, droughts and farmers with guns to survive. It's no easy life, but their luck may be turning. NATURE takes a close-up view of a family of siblings out on their own for the first time and takes a look at the efforts of a program and sanctuary set up to help save the cheetah. [56 minutes]

  • Showdown at Grizzly River (#1708)

    On Alaska's beautiful McNeal River, a mother grizzly must challenge dominant male bears to provide enough salmon for her young cubs. [56 minutes]

  • Jackals of the African Crater (#1709)

    Set in the Ngorongoro Crater of Tanzania, this is an intimate portrait of three species of jackals and the many struggles and challenges that they must face in order to survive. At odds with their surroundings, fellow jackal species as well as fellow species from other packs, the jackal's cunning and resourcefulness put to the test. [56 minutes]

  • Obsession with Orchids (#1710)

    Growers talk about their obsession with these flowers and macrophotography allows us to watch as a variety of insects fall under their spell. [56 minutes]

  • Earth Navigators (#1711)

    The migration of animals is one of the most astonishing phenomenons in the natural world. Twice a year, over land, in the air and through oceans, animals move in the thousands, promoted by the changing seasons. [56 minutes]

  • The Body Changers (#1712)

    Many animals have developed the special ability to transform themselves for survival, reproduction or both. This episode of NATURE probes the intriguing subject of physical transformation. The program explores a broad range of creatures with astonishing abilities, from the redwing blackbird, whose brain dramatically changes shape to accommodate the chants and songs of mating rituals, to a fungus that transforms itself into something resembling a stalk that plays a vital role in the proliferation of roundworms. [56 minutes]

  • Springs Eternal: Florida's Fountain of Youth (#1713)

    According to legend, Spanish explorers believed that a fountain of eternal youth bubbled up to the surface somewhere in the state now known as Florida. Beneath Florida lie hundreds of miles of underwater channels and caves that comprise the world's largest known system of springs. Largely unchanged since the age of dinosaurs, these springs shelter strange life forms, support improbable ecologies and dot the land above it with outlets of water that once - before the expansion of Florida's human population - was as pure as any found on Earth. Following divers into dangerous and uncharted channels never before seen by humans, this program presents a journey of discovery beneath Florida's great limestone aquifer. [56 minutes]

  • Wild Horses of Mongolia with Julia Roberts (#1801)

    Julia Roberts travels to Mongolia to live with nomadic horsemen and their families and to learn about the wild horses that have been such an important part of their lives. [56 minutes]

  • The Octopus Show (#1802)

    A new age of ocean exploration is lifting the veil of mystery shrouding a creature of legend, the octopus. Dreaded by sailors through the ages, this other-worldly looking denizen of the seas is surrendering the astonishing secrets that have brought it almost mythical status. With footage of octopus species rarely seen before, including one with giant eyes and another with antennae in place of suction cups, Nature takes viewers into the deepest realms of the ocean for a front-row view of The Octopus Show. [56 minutes]

  • Extraordinary Birds (#1803)

    This program examines the wide variety of relationships between humans and birds, as well as some of the more remarkable abilities of these winged wonders from crows to pigeons, pelicans to parrots, and well beyond. [56 minutes]

  • The Urban Elephant (#1804)

    This is the story of seven elephants living in a captive world. Their urban lives are complex and controversial, for there is something profound about elephants. Like humans, their families and memories are lifelong. [56 minutes]

  • Intimate Enemies: Lions and Buffalo (#1805)

    When the season ends, lions are faced with a choice that is really no choice at all: starve or try to attack the water buffalo -- prey that could feed the pride for days, or cost them their lives. [56 minutes]

  • Polar Bear Invasion (#1806)

    Every year, as the first ice forms around the village of Churchill in Manitoba, on the edge of Hudson's Bay, the polar bears end their summer fast and head into town. [56 minutes]

  • Triumph of Life: "The Four Billion-Year War" (#1807)

    In a battle for survival that lasts four billion years, the odds against any one species are incredibly long. And yet, life on the planet is overwhelmingly rich and diverse. Exploring this paradox, "Triumph of Life" begins with a penetrating look at the process of evolution and the basic force behind it - genes. [56 minutes]

  • Triumph of Life: "The Mating Game" (#1808)

    Sex is the key to the immortality of genes, and any tactic necessary will be deployed in the cause of reproduction -- even if it's suicidal to the participant. This episode explores many of the most ingenious, complex and dramatic methods of ensuring the continuation of a species. (Part 2 of 6) [56 minutes]

  • Triumph of Life: "The Eternal Arms Race" (#1809)

    Predator and prey must constantly upgrade their strategy and defenses to survive, which has led to the fabulous array of shape, form and strategy we see in living things. [56 minutes]

  • Triumph of Life: "Winning Teams" (#1810)

    The struggle to survive has spawned a remarkable array of symbiotic relationships, bringing together unlikely species as allies. But there are plenty of artful cheats doing their best to undo the most fruitful alliances. In this episode, viewers get a glimpse of the virtues of both teamwork and deceit as pathways to survival. [56 minutes]

  • Triumph of Life: Part Five - Brain Power (#1811)

    Despite overwhelming obstacles, life on Earth has evolved from the most humble of beginnings to a level of diversity that challenges human comprehension. The fittest have indeed survived even in places where no living creatures could be thought to exist. More than three years in the making, Triumph of Life combines dramatic storytelling with powerful, ground-breaking scientific ideas in a sweeping story about survival and the survivors. [56 minutes]

  • Triumph of Life: Part Six - The Survivors (#1812)

    Through no fault of their gene machines, the dinosaurs lost the race. What makes winners and losers in the game of life and who will triumph in the end? [56 minutes]

  • Baby Tales (#1813)

    This program features stories of young creatures all across the animal kingdom. This is a celebration of their journey into adulthood -- through a world of adventure, discovery and triumph. [56 minutes]

  • The Panda Baby (#1814)

    As the only surviving panda cub born in the United States, 18-month-old Hua Mei plays a major role in the international effort to save the giant panda from extinction. [56 minutes]

  • Golden Seals of the Skeleton Coast (#1815)

    A male Cape fur seal is born on the edge of a blazing desert in Namibia. From that moment, he must survive a gauntlet of challenges, leading from the breeding colony to the open sea, and back again, in an attempt to become a "beach master." [56 minutes]

  • Australia's Little Assassins (#1816)

    Ever since Australia broke off from the ancient super-continent of Pangea more than 200 million years ago, life down under has gone its own way. Australia has scores of unusual life forms, from the duck-billed mammal called the platypus to enormous spiny trees. Included in the menagerie are a remarkable number of animals armed with deadly poisons and lethal teeth and spines. Often, these creatures come in peace: the venom and sharp points are all for defense. Other times, however, they are weapons of attack. [56 minutes]

  • Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies (#1901)

    The life an extraordinary wild stallion is recorded by a filmmaker in the mountains of Montana. [56 minutes]

  • Dogs: The Early Years (#1902)

    Puppies of any breed enchant and beguile us. But choosing one as a pet solely on the basis of its visual appeal can lead to a mismatch with unfortunate consequences for both owner and dog. "Dogs: The Early Years" presents an incisive look at the breeding, behavior, and training of humankind's best friend, including useful pointers on how to avoid mistakes when selecting a puppy. [56 minutes]

  • Animals Behaving Badly (#1903)

    The escalating battle for space on this planet between people and wild animals has grown increasingly one-sided, as humanity asserts its domination. But a few intrepid species are successfully challenging, harassing, and even exploiting us on our own turf. How people are dealing with these incursions, and what we can learn from them to the benefit of both wildlife and humans, is the amusing and enlightening focus of "Animals Behaving Badly." The filmmakers traveled to various parts of the United States and Canada, and as far away as New Zealand and Australia, to show us examples of animals behaving "badly," and of the varying human reactions. [56 minutes]

  • Ravens (#1904)

    Sheer nerve, character & intelligence have earned ravens a place in myth & legend around the world. [56 minutes]

  • Condition Black (#1905)

    Footage and surfer's interviews of a storm that sent 40 foot high waves over Oahu beaches in 1998. [56 minutes]

  • The White Elephants of Thailand with Meg Ryan (#1906)

    Meg Ryan heads for the remote jungles of northern Thailand in search of the elusive white elephant, coveted by royalty and threatened by extinction. [56 minutes]

  • Song of the Earth with David Attenborough (#1907)

    Rythmic music is an integral part of every human culture. As a species, did we sing long before we could talk? What is music for, how did it begin and does human music share the same origins as the call, cries and songs of other animals? David Attenborough sets out to discover the natural history of music. [56 minutes]

  • Big Red Roos (#1908)

    In the Australian outback, with its intense blue skies, silver tree trunks and bright red sands, temperatures soar to over 120 degrees in the shade. Water is in short supply, and drought is a fact of life. Yet kangaroos have found a way to thrive. [56 minutes]

  • The Polar Bears of Churchill with Ewan McGregor (#1909)

    Ewan McGregor heads up to the remote town of Churchill in Northern Canada to get a close look at the world's largest land carnivore, in the polar bear capital of the world. [56 minutes]

  • Tall Blondes (#2001)

    Travel around the world to learn about giraffes with "20/20" television correspondent Lynn Sherr. [56 minutes]

  • Horse and Rider (#2002)

    Understanding the animal, building trust, communication and working in unison are key principles. [56 minutes]

  • Dive to the Abyss (#2003)

    A series of dives into deep ocean waters around the world introduces viewers to the mysteries of life thousands of feet below the surface. [56 minutes]

  • Bloody Suckers (#2004)

    Fleas, flies, ticks, leeches, mosquitoes, birds and bats are all vampires of the animal world. [56 minutes]

  • Trail of the Cougar (#2005)

    One of North America's last wild treasures, the cougar, is making a comeback, though the inevitable human/cougar encounters continue to threaten the species survival. [56 minutes]

  • Under Antarctic Ice (#2006)

    Underwater photography shows the fantastic environment, teeming with life below the surface. [56 minutes]

  • Lost World of the Holy Land (#2007)

    More than a hundred animals are identified in the Old Testament, many with names unfamiliar to us. Some are extinct, while others face extinction. But a few that disappeared from the wilds of the Holy Land have been restored there, as the result of tireless dedication by both Israeli and Arab conservationists, who are struggling to prevent any further wildlife extinctions. This film explores their remarkable efforts, and also conveys the hope that one kind of cooperation may help open the door to another. [56 minutes]

  • Leopards of Yala (#2008)

    Filmed in Sri Lanka's extraordinarily beautiful Yala National Park, this film intimately chronicles the struggles of the magnificent leopards for which the park is famous, and also provides insights into two dedicated conservationists who have made an understanding of these animals their life's work. [56 minutes]

  • A Mystery In Alaska (#2009)

    Examine why the numbers of many animals in this ecosystem are declining dramatically. [56 minutes]

  • War Wrecks of the Coral Seas (#2010)

    A graveyard of warships, planes and submarines in the Pacific is now home to mini-ecologies. [56 minutes]

  • Hippo Beach (#2101)

    A year in the life of the Luangwa River in Zambia, seen through the eyes of a hippo family. [56 minutes]

  • Kalahari: The Great Thirstland (#2102)

    Violent rainstorms quench the arid land, drenching the saltpans and waking the diverse wildlife. [56 minutes]

  • Kalahari: The Flooded Desert (#2103)

    Water flows in the flood plain of creating a spectacular wetland in the heart of the desert. [56 minutes]

  • White Shark/Red Triangle (#2104)

    NATURE takes viewers to the dangerous water district ruled by white sharks in a fascinating film that demystifies some misleading notions about the "killer great whites." The "Red Triangle" of the film's title is where sea lions and seals become the sharks' vulnerable victims as they venture out in search of food. Interestingly, and good to know, humans fall short of an ideal shark snack compared to the blubbery marine mammals. [56 minutes]

  • Cloud's Legacy: The Wild Stallion Returns (#2105)

    Filmmaker Ginger Kathrens chronicles the lives of horses living wild in the mountains of Montana. [56 minutes]

  • Shadow Over The Sun: A Story of Eagles (#2106)

    Gliding above the Highlands of Scottland is Britain's most magnificent predator, the golden eagle. [55 minutes]

  • Diamonds (#2107)

    A look at the history of the of these gems, from the core of the earth, to mining and acquisition. [56 minutes]

  • The Real Macaw (#2108)

    The macaw's survival may depend on the same poachers who brought them to the brink of extinction. [56 minutes]

  • Holy Cow (#2109)

    Cows have altered human life, biology and the geography of the world. Narrated by Edward Herrmann. [56 minutes]

  • Ireland (#2110)

    The fields, wildlife, mountains, gorges and vast networks of inland waterways of the Emerald Isle. [56 minutes]

  • Flight School (#2111)

    Endangered whooping crane chicks are raised by a team of scientists disguised as adult birds. [56 minutes]

  • Land of the Falling Lakes (#2112)

    In the heart of Croatia, a chain of lakes flow into natural dams and a thousand waterfalls. [56 minutes]

  • Pale Male (#2113)

    The story of Manhattan's first resident red-tailed hawk, affectionately known by devoted urban fans. [56 minutes]

  • Chasing Big Cats (#2201)

    Wildlife filmmakers share shots and stories of 14 years documenting cheetahs, lions and leopards. [56 minutes]

  • Shark Mountain (#2202)

    Underwater filmmakers take a dive of a lifetime to learn about the location's fantastic creatures. [56 minutes]

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Grizzly (#2203)

    The rescue of the grizzly population of Yellowstone and the ensuing social problems are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Violent Hawaii (#2204)

    Features volcanic eruptions, rivers of molten lava, monster waves, humpback whales and snow. [56 minutes]

  • Silent Roar: Searching for the Snow Leopard (#2205)

    A journey to film this legendary elusive creature, the mysterious predator of the Himalayas. [56 minutes]

  • Cuba: Wild Island of the Caribbean (#2206)

    Explore the astonishing diversity of wildlife on the island, much of it unknown until recently. [56 minutes]

  • From Orphan to King (#2207)

    Explore the 35-year epic story of Kusasi, the male orangutan at Camp Leakey in Indonesia. [56 minutes]

  • Snowflake: The White Gorilla (#2208)

    Scientists and handlers tell the remarkable story of Snowflake, the only known albino gorilla. [56 minutes]

  • The Venom Cure (#2209)

    Scientists are finding new drugs, new cures & new ways to save lives from poisons, toxins & venom. [56 minutes]

  • Deep Jungle - New Frontiers (#2210)

    Explore how the rainforest acts as an engine of evolution. The Sumatran tiger is caught on film. [56 minutes]

  • Deep Jungle - Monsters of the Forest (#2211)

    The complex ecologies centered around a giant Brazil nut tree are examined in the Peruvian jungle. [56 minutes]

  • Deep Jungle - The Beast Within (#2212)

    Intrepid explorers unravel the secrets of the many layers in the jungles' fantastic web of life. [56 minutes]

  • The Dolphin Defender (#2213)

    Filmmaker Hardy Jones' journeys into the world of dolphins and leads a crusade to protect them. [56 minutes]

  • Killers In Eden (#2301)

    Explores the mysterious relationship between whales and whalers in early 20th century Australia. [66 minutes]

  • Oceans In Glass: Behind The Scenes of the Monterey Bay Aquarium (#2302)

    The science behind the spectacular aquarium which presents entire habitats, virtual slices of ocean. [56 minutes]

  • Can Animals Predict Disaster? (#2303)

    The tsunami in Asia has renewed a controversial theory that future catastrophes can be forecasted. [56 minutes]

  • Encountering Sea Monsters (#2304)

    Venture deep into the abyss to examine the planet's most cryptic and clever monsters. [56 minutes]

  • Katrina's Animal Rescue (#2305)

    Travel to the front lines of the battle to rescue household pets during the hurricane's aftermath. [56 minutes]

  • Life in Death Valley (#2306)

    Explore this visual wonderland, one of the most stunning yet brutal landscapes with 130 degree heat. [56 minutes]

  • Underdogs (#2307)

    Three dogs are selected from animal shelters and are trained to hone their skills as working dogs. [56 minutes]

  • True Adventures of the Ultimate Spider-Hunter (#2308)

    Tarantula obsessive and arachnid guru Martin Nicholas travels the world in pursuit of exotic spiders [56 minutes]

  • Animals Behaving Worse (#2309)

    New examples of animal and human conflicts. It's survival of the shrewdest and the most tenacious. [56 minutes]

  • The Queen of Trees (#2310)

    Explore the remarkable relationship between the sycamore fig and the tiny wasp that pollinates it. [56 minutes]

  • Murder in the Troop (#2311)

    Life becomes dangerous for twin baboons in Zambia when their father is defeated by a dominant ruler. [56 minutes]

  • The Vanishing Lions (#2312)

    The king of the savannah faces an uncertain future, with numbers down to less than 30,000. [56 minutes]

  • Crime Scene Creatures (#2313)

    Meet scientists and law enforcement agents who enlist crime-solving recruits from the natural world. [56 minutes]

  • Chimpanzees: An Unnatural History (#2401)

    Profiles the individuals working hard to give these long-suffering creatures freedom and sanctuary. [56 minutes]

  • Penguins of the Antarctic (#2402)

    As global warming heats up the Earth, Penguin nesting territories are being invaded and disrupted. [56 minutes]

  • Christmas In Yellowstone (#2403)

    Wolves, coyotes, elk, bison, bears and otters make their way through their most challenging season. [56 minutes]

  • The Best of Nature - 25 Years (#2404)

    Lynn Sherr hosts this program filled with some of the most memorable moments from the hit series. [86 minutes]

  • Rhinoceros (#2405)

    Follow experts working to relocate rhinos to better habitats and breeding them in captivity. [56 minutes]

  • Supersize Crocs (#2406)

    World-renowned herpetologist Romulus Whitaker attempts to discover the last of these leviathans. [56 minutes]

  • Raptor Force (#2407)

    Armed with powerful beaks and razor-sharp talons, raptors are nature's elite killing force. [56 minutes]

  • Andes: The Dragon's Back (#2408)

    Examine the mountain range's diverse ecosystems, including a large ice field, a desert and geysers. [55 minutes]

  • Unforgettable Elephants (#2409)

    Wildlife cameraman Martyn Colbeck shares his spectacular footage and insights about these animals. [56 minutes]

  • Voyage of the Lonely Turtle (#2410)

    A loggerhead turtle sets off from the coast of Mexico, across the Pacific to lay her eggs in Japan. [56 minutes]

  • Dogs That Changed The World, Pt. 1 - The Rise of the Dog (#2411)

    Examine the evolution of dogs from their wolf ancestors & learn how they infiltrated human society. [56 minutes]

  • Dogs That Changed The World, Pt. 2 - Dogs by Design (#2412)

    As we transform the many breeds of dogs, we change our relationship with them and theirs with us. [56 minutes]

  • Sharkland (#2413)

    Nearly 150 species of all colors, shapes & sizes of sharks gather off the coast of Southern Africa. [56 minutes]

  • Silence of the Bees (#2501)

    Scientists race to discover the cause of the ecological disaster of recent massive bee die-offs. [56 minutes]

  • In The Valley of the Wolves (#2502)

    An intimate record of the lives of the Druids, the most celebrated wolf pack in North America. [56 minutes]

  • The Cheetah Orphans (#2503)

    Veteran filmmaker Simon King takes on the role of mother to two orphaned cheetah cubs. [56 minutes]

  • The Beauty of Ugly (#2504)

    Warthogs, proboscis monkeys, bull elephant seals and other less attractive animals are explored. [56 minutes]

  • The Desert Lions (#2505)

    Philip Stander unravels the secrets of lions in the Namib Desert on Africa's wild Skeleton Coast. [56 minutes]

  • Parrots in the Land of Oz (#2506)

    Rare and bizarre, colorful and intelligent, they are the most exotic birds on the island continent. [56 minutes]

  • Crash: A Tale of Two Species (#2507)

    The story of the fabric of life and how every species is interconnected, each one important. [56 minutes]

  • Arctic Bears (#2508)

    As winters become warmer, grizzlies converge on with what was once the icy domain of the polar bear. [56 minutes]

  • What Females Want and Males Will Do - Part 1: What Females Want (#2509)

    Examines unique behaviors, elaborate displays & special adaptations of females in the animal world. [56 minutes]

  • What Females Want and Males Will Do - Part 2: What Males Will Do (#2510)

    Examines the unique behaviors of males in the animal kingdom and the complex nature of courtship. [56 minutes]

  • The Gorilla King (#2511)

    Recalls the life of Titus the gorilla, from his newborn days to his rise to power as a silverback. [56 minutes]

  • Superfish (#2512)

    Dive into secret undersea canyons to observe powerful Marlin, sailfish, spearfish and swordfish. [56 minutes]

  • Prince of the Alps (#2513)

    This wilderness story centers on a majestic red deer, a leader in her herd, and her young calf. [56 minutes]

  • White Falcon, White Wolf (#2601)

    On Canada's remote Ellesmere Island, where June is spring, July is summer and August is already autumn, the race is on for two remarkable species to raise their families. [56 minutes]

  • Clever Monkeys (#2602)

    Monkey culture, how they teach their young and how they communicate with one another are examined. [56 minutes]

  • American Eagle (#2603)

    The drama of the bald eagle's nest is captured by Emmy-winning cinematographer Neil Rettig. [56 minutes]

  • The Wolf That Changed America (#2604)

    Ernest Thompson Seton's tale of a wolf encounter captured the essence of the vanishing wilderness. [56 minutes]

  • The Dragon Chronicles (#2605)

    A reptile expert uses documented science to shed light on the history and the mystery of dragons. [56 minutes]

  • Is That Skunk? (#2606)

    Intrepid researchers track skunks and uncover how they hunt, forage, mate and raise their babies. [56 minutes]

  • Drakensberg: Barrier of Spears (#2607)

    The Drakensberg Mountains are Southern Africa's Alps, rising more than 11,000 feet into the sky. But beneath their shimmering beauty lies an incredibly hostile environment for the surprising number of creatures that manage to live there. Each spring, drenching rains destroy the grasslands at the base of the mountains, and those who would survive must climb straight up sheer cliffs of volcanic rock, through gauntlets of storms and snow, to reach the carpets of grass on the plateau. The baboons that make this astonishing annual journey may have the advantage of agility, but eland, the world's largest antelope, have long, spindly legs and heavy bodies, which make the climb all but unbelievable. All have babies at their sides while vultures circle overhead. [56 minutes]

  • Why We Love Cats and Dogs (#2608)

    Animal behaviorists and devoted owners weigh in on the great divide between dogs and cat lovers. [56 minutes]

  • Kilauea: Mountain of Fire (#2609)

    Witness the devastation and creation made by flowing lava from the world's most active volcano. [56 minutes]

  • Frogs: The Thin Green Line (#2610)

    As amphibian species vanish off the face of the Earth, scientists attempt to save those they can. [56 minutes]

  • The Loneliest Animals (#2611)

    Scientists attempt to breed endangered species, including Yangtze turtles and Sumatran rhinos. [56 minutes]

  • Eagles of Mull (#2612)

    The golden eagle and white tailed eagle thrive on the hauntingly beautiful Scottish island of Mull. [56 minutes]

  • Victoria Falls (#2613)

    Cutting across the Zambezi River, the largest waterfall in the world is a place of epic proportions. [56 minutes]

  • Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions (#2701)

    The saga of the wild stallion focuses on Cloud's sons Bolder and Flint in the mountains of Montana. [56 minutes]

  • Born Wild: The First Days of Life (#2702)

    Follows the birth and the dangerous first day of a marmoset, a moose, an elephant and a gorilla. [56 minutes]

  • Black Mamba (#2703)

    Scientists aim to change the public perception of one of Africa's most dangerous and feared snakes. [56 minutes]

  • Fellowship of the Whales (#2704)

    Follows the first year of a humpback whale's life as it learns the lessons of life from her mother. [56 minutes]

  • Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air (#2705)

    New scientific research sheds light on these tough, energetic flashing jewels of the natural world. [56 minutes]

  • Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves (#2706)

    Strengths are tested and risks weighed when two great predators come face to face in Yellowstone. [56 minutes]

  • Wild Balkans (#2707)

    Wild animals, thick forests, vast wetlands and deep chasms highlight this jagged area of Europe. [56 minutes]

  • Invasion of the Giant Pythons (#2708)

    Predatory pythons slithered into the wilderness of Florida's Everglades National Park and thrived. [56 minutes]

  • Moment of Impact: Hunters & Herds (#2709)

    Innovative technology takes us inside animals to reveal the bioengineering of "how animals work." [56 minutes]

  • Moment of Impact: Jungle (#2710)

    Innovative technology takes us inside animals to reveal the bioengineering of "how animals work." [56 minutes]

  • Cuba: The Accidental Eden (#2711)

    The rise in tourism may greatly affect the small island's stunning biodiversity and wild landscapes. [56 minutes]

  • Echo: An Elephant to Remember (#2801)

    A look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with researchers. [56 minutes]

  • A Murder of Crows (#2802)

    A look at one of the most intelligent animals features captivating new footage and crow experts. [56 minutes]

  • Braving Iraq (#2803)

    Follows the effort to restore Mesopotamian Marshes, a wildlife habitat destroyed by Saddam Hussein. [56 minutes]

  • Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom (#2804)

    Explore the secretive world of an efficient and resourceful carnivore as it roams the frozen north. [56 minutes]

  • Revealing the Leopard (#2805)

    Evidence provides a psychological profile of these extraordinarily cunning and intelligent cats. [56 minutes]

  • Elsa's Legacy: The Born Free Story (#2806)

    A look at the current state of lions and the legacy of "Born Free," 50 years after its publication. [56 minutes]

  • Birds of the Gods (#2807)

    Scientists undertake a grueling expedition to film the elusive birds in the New Guinean Rainforest. [56 minutes]

  • The Himalayas (#2808)

    Explores the diversity of wildlife and habitats of this mountain chain, including the snow leopard. [56 minutes]

  • Broken Tail: A Tiger's Last Journey (#2809)

    The story of the life and death of a charismatic tiger cub reveals the fate of tigers in India. [56 minutes]

  • Outback Pelicans (#2810)

    100,000 pelicans arrive in the largest lake in Australia, which is created every ten years by rain. [56 minutes]

  • Survivors of the Firestorm (#2811)

    The 2009 bush fires in the Australian state of Victoria in incinerated over a million acres of land. [56 minutes]

  • Salmon: Running the Gauntlet (#2812)

    Collapsing Pacific salmon populations and the experiments conducted to save them are investigated. [56 minutes]

  • Bears of the Last Frontier: City of Bears (1 of 3) (#2813)

    Biologist Chris Morgan experiences close encounters with grizzly bears in the Alaska Peninsula. [56 minutes]

  • Bears of the Last Frontier: The Road North (2 of 3) (#2814)

    Black bears are caught in the crossroads of urban development in Anchorage and the wilderness. [56 minutes]

  • Bears of the Last Frontier: Arctic Wanderers (3 of 3) (#2815)

    Polar bears are observed waiting for the opportunity to hunt on sea ice in the far north of Alaska. [56 minutes]

  • Radioactive Wolves (#2901)

    Scientists examine wildlife thriving in Chernobyl's dead zone 25 years after the nuclear disaster. [56 minutes]

  • The Animal House (#2902)

    A look at the "homelife of wildlife," from builders like beavers, to decorators like the bowerbird. [56 minutes]

  • Jungle Eagle (#2903)

    The most powerful raptor in the world, the harpy eagle, hides deep in the South American jungle. [56 minutes]

  • My Life as a Turkey (#2904)

    Deep in the wilds of Florida, writer and naturalist Joe Hutto raised wild turkeys from chicks. [56 minutes]

  • Kangaroo Mob (#2905)

    Ecologists follow a mob of street smart kangaroos as they move into Australia's capital city. [56 minutes]

  • Fortress of the Bears (#2906)

    The Tongass National Forest in Alaska supports the largest concentration of bears in the world. [56 minutes]

  • Raccoon Nation (#2907)

    Scientists follow a family of urban raccoons as they navigate the complex world of a big city. [56 minutes]

  • Ocean Giants: Giant Lives (#2908)

    Teams of intrepid scientists use the latest technology to explore the lives of whales and dolphins. [56 minutes]

  • Ocean Giants: Deep Thinkers (#2909)

    Whales and dolphins work cooperatively and are self-aware. Discover how clever they might be. [56 minutes]

  • Ocean Giants: Voices of the Sea (#2910)

    Reveals a surprising underwater world where the sound of whales takes the place of sight. [56 minutes]

  • River of No Return (#2911)

    A young couple spends their year-long honeymoon living in a protected wilderness area in Idaho. [56 minutes]

  • The White Lions (#2912)

    The story of two extremely rare white lion cubs growing up on the savanna in South Africa. [56 minutes]

  • Cracking the Koala Code (#2913)

    Discover how koalas survive and thrive on a diet poisonous to almost all other herbivorous mammals. [56 minutes]

  • Siberian Tiger Quest (#3001)

    Chris Morgan attempts to find a Siberian tiger living wild in Russia's far eastern forests. [56 minutes]

  • Magic of the Snowy Owl (#3002)

    An intimate look at how these majestic birds survive in the tundra on the North Slope of Alaska. [56 minutes]

  • Animal Odd Couples (#3003)

    Unlikely cross-species relationships, such as a chimp bottle-feeding a tiger cub, are examined. [64 minutes]

  • Attenborough's Life Stories: Life On Camera (#3005)

    David Attenborough reflects on memorable wildlife footage, including catching a komodo dragon. [56 minutes]

  • Attenborough's Life Stories: Understanding the Natural World (#3006)

    David Attenborough reflects on the scientists and the breakthroughs that helped shape his career. [56 minutes]

  • Attenborough's Life Stories: Our Fragile Planet (#3007)

    David Attenborough looks at the impact human beings have had on the natural world in his lifetime. [56 minutes]

  • Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo (#3008)

    Buffalo and wolves engage in epic life and death dramas across the Wood Buffalo National Park. [56 minutes]

  • What Plants Talk About (#3009)

    An astonishing landscape where plants eavesdrop on each other and talk to their allies is revealed. [56 minutes]

  • The Mystery of Eels (#3010)

    A look at the mystery of the eel and the strange behavior it inspires in those who seek to know it. [56 minutes]

  • Legendary White Stallions (#3011)

    This story of the famous Lipizzaner stallions focuses on the bond between the horses and caregivers. [56 minutes]

  • The Private Life of Deer (#3012)

    Scientists, deer experts and special cameras shed light on the hidden world of white-tailed deer. [56 minutes]

  • Great Zebra Exodus (#3013)

    Over 20,000 zebras make their epic migration across the Kalahari's Makgadikgadi Pans in Africa. [56 minutes]

  • Saving Otter 501 (#3101)

    The Monterey Bay Aquarium's 501st attempt to save a stranded orphan otter is detailed. [56 minutes]

  • Love in the Animal Kingdom (#3102)

    The subtle, outrageous and romantic antics of gorillas, flamingos and other animals are revealed. [56 minutes]

  • Parrot Confidential (#3103)

    A look at parrots in need of rescue focuses on Lou, a parrot who is abandoned in a foreclosed home. [56 minutes]

  • Meet The Coywolf (#3104)

    The coywolf, a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is a mixture of coyote and wolf, is explored. [56 minutes]

  • The Funkiest Monkeys (#3105)

    Filmmaker Colin Stafford-Johnson visits Indonesia to explore charismatic crested black macaques. [56 minutes]

  • Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem (#3106)

    Three badger specialists in South Africa take on one of the most fearless animals in the world. [56 minutes]

  • Ireland's Wild River (#3107)

    A wildlife cameraman explores the natural history of the Shannon, Ireland's the longest river. [56 minutes]

  • My Bionic Pet (#3108)

    Amazing prosthetics help disabled animals live their lives again. [56 minutes]

  • Touching The Wild (#3109)

    Researcher Joe Hutto spends seven years of his life walking among a herd of wild mule deer. [56 minutes]

  • Snow Monkeys (#3110)

    The Japanese macaque, or snow monkey, survives in winter temperatures below 15 degrees. [56 minutes]

  • Leave It to Beavers (#3111)

    Scientists regard beavers as tools for reversing the effects of global warming and water shortages. [56 minutes]

  • The Gathering Swarms (#3112)

    The planet's most extraordinary swarms, including 17-year cicadas and a locust swarm, are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Fabulous Frogs (#3113)

    Sir David Attenborough sheds new light on the weird and wonderful world of frogs. [56 minutes]

  • Animal Misfits (#3201)

    Odd and unlikely creatures that at first glance seem ill-equipped for survival are explored. [56 minutes]

  • A Sloth Named Velcro (#3202)

    The friendship between a journalist and a sloth highlights sloth sanctuaries and rehabilitation. [56 minutes]

  • Invasion of the Killer Whales (#3203)

    Killer whales in the Arctic are increasingly attacking the same prey as struggling polar bears. [56 minutes]

  • Wild France (#3204)

    Breathtaking photography reveals wolves, boar and bears living in France's mountains and forests. [56 minutes]

  • Penguin Post Office (#3205)

    In the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula, a post office is surrounded by 3,000 gentoo penguins. [56 minutes]

  • The Last Orangutan Eden (#3206)

    The work being done to save wild orangutans in the jungles of Northern Sumatra is documented. [56 minutes]

  • Owl Power (#3207)

    How owls hunt and how they fly so silently are influencing 21st-century technology and design. [56 minutes]

  • Animal Homes: The Nest (#3208)

    Bird nests come in all shapes and sizes, crafted diverse of materials, including man made items. [56 minutes]

  • Nature's Guide to Animal Homes: Location, Location, Location (#3209)

    Cameras chart the building plans and progress of beavers, tortoises, hummingbirds and woodrats. [56 minutes]

  • Animal Homes: Animal Cities (#3210)

    Icelandic puffins, social spiders in Ecuador and the corals of the Great Barrier Reef are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La (#3211)

    A family of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living in the highest forests in the world are examined. [56 minutes]

  • Animal Childhood (#3212)

    The challenges of young animals all over the world as they prepare to leave home are explored. [56 minutes]

  • The Sagebrush Sea (#3213)

    Greater sage-grouse survive in a massive sea of sagebrush that stretches across 11 US states. [56 minutes]

  • Nature's Miracle Orphans: Second Chances (#3301)

    Rescue center caregivers help a koala, a wallaby and more wild baby orphans get back on their feet. [56 minutes]

  • Nature's Miracle Orphans: Wild Lessons (#3302)

    Two-toed baby sloth learn to be independent and a young kangaroo is taught to socialize. [56 minutes]

  • Big Birds Can't Fly (#3303)

    Flightless birds including ostriches, emus, rheas, cassowaries and kiwis are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Soul of the Elephant (#3304)

    The lives, great migrations and interesting encounters of two bull elephants are showcased. [56 minutes]

  • Pets: Wild at Heart: Playful Creatures (#3305)

    A look at how cats, dogs, hamsters and other pets get in touch with their wild side through play. [56 minutes]

  • Pets: Wild at Heart: Secretive Creature (#3306)

    Pets experience the world through their astonishing senses and hidden channels of communication. [56 minutes]

  • Natural Born Hustlers: Staying Alive (#3307)

    [56 minutes]

  • Natural Born Hustlers: The Hunger Hustle (#3308)

    Animals that have adapted their bodies or behavior in extreme ways to create traps are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Natural Born Hustlers: Sex, Lies & Dirty Tricks (#3309)

    [56 minutes]

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