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The major television series is probably one of the most-watched documentary series ever to air on television is a weekly journey of one hour into the animal kingdom, and/or various ecosystems. The world over, each episode may highlight a specific animal species such as howler monkeys and explain their behavior such as the sounds they make for their mating rituals or specifically, what sort of impact they have on their particular environment in another hour may delve into how snakes give birth or how they shed their skin, and the sort of impact that several snake species may have on a given environment for good or ill.

Another episode, however, might simply be discussing a given environment such as the jungle or Arctic as a whole and how each part of the ecosystem interact with one another to show also deals with environmental issues such as global warming or rain forest deforestation or the impact that a certain species being made extinct is going to have on a certain area of the world such as the United States. Brazil Mexico or Africa and the implications of these things happening in one and area and what it means for the world as a whole. The program also deals with the ways that mankind can help to make sure that these ecosystems and animals stay healthy and intact for many generations to come. This show also helps establish a deeper understanding and connection with the world

The program has absolutely stunning cinematography went up close and personal encounters, of all the various animals and environments that will make the viewer feel as though they are front and center for every bit of the action. Whether that is becoming part of a pride of lions , or learning to swing from tree to tree like a chimpanzee the viewer is going to be made to feel a deep connection with whatever environment or animal the show happens to be highlighting for the week so whether the viewer is interested in a specific animal or a region of the world it will not be disappointed when they are watching nature. It will take the viewer on a journey to the ends of the earth and back again each week.

Wednesday 8:00 PM et/pt on PBS
36 Seasons, 458 Episodes
October 10, 1982
Nature, Documentary & Biography, Animals
Cast: F. Murray Abraham, Chris Morgan, George Page
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Nature Full Episode Guide

  • The Season 36 finale details conservationist Maria Diekmann's efforts to save pangolins, the most trafficked animal in the world. The scaly yet endearing mammal's basic biology remains a mystery, hampering conservation efforts.

  • Meet the animal rebels using underhanded tactics to find a mate and raise a family.

  • Meet nature's most rebellious animals, who will do whatever it takes to stay alive.

  • Meet the animals who will steal, cheat and fight to get food.

  • Explore the amazing abilities of butterflies - 360 vision, chemical weaponry and fantastic flight.

  • Meet the last male northern white rhino, living in a Kenyan sanctuary under 24-hour armed guard.

  • Part 3 of 3. The secret lives of animals are documented by the animals themselves.

  • Part 2 of 3. The secret lives of animals are documented by the animals themselves.

  • Witness the secret lives of animals as animals become the cinematographers.

  • Discover the white wolf, one of the most hardened predators on the planet.

  • Uncover nature's biggest little secrets from mini nocturnal monkeys to sand-sculpting puffer fish.

  • Follow a wild cheetah mother and her cubs in Zimbabwe as they fight against the odds to stay alive.

  • Join filmmaker Charlie Hamilton James as he visits otters around the world to uncover their secrets.

  • Discover the secret life of red foxes who can make a home anywhere from cities to the Arctic tundra.

  • Meet Naledi, a baby elephant orphan who finds her place in the herd with the help of her caretakers.

  • Conclusion. The mysteries of dolphin communication and strategies are explored. Included: the orca, which is the largest member of the dolphin family; and Dall's porpoises, which are the fastest dolphins in the world.

  • Infiltrate the world of dolphins as seen by the Spy Creatures, from "superpods" to gang rivalries.

  • The regeneration and transformation of the unmanaged forests of the Kalkalpen National Park in Austria, the largest wilderness area in the Alps.

  • Every night the giant armadillo digs a new burrow and leaves behind one of the hottest plots of real estate in the tropical Pantanal.

  • Follow the story of conservationists trying to restore the island's most endangered species.

  • Global changes affect the wilderness of the Yosemite Valley in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California.

  • The final episode explains how the concept of the Spy Creatures evolved at John Downer Productions from the original Bouldercam to the Penguincams that inspired the next-generation “spycams” featured in this series.

  • Infiltrate the underground world of animal crime and retribution with mischievous Spy Creatures.

  • Spy Creatures and their new wild friends rely on each other to look out for predators.

  • Spy Creatures infiltrate the world of animal intelligence, ingenuity, and creativity. Watch our spies disguised as animals observe a gray squirrel stealing Spy Nut, a sea otter cracking open a meal, and an orangutan washing with soap.

  • More than 30 animatronic "spy cameras" disguised as animals secretly record behavior in the wild.

  • Travel across the snow globe with wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan to meet the animal survivors of winter from the penguins in the Antarctic to the Arctic fox and the bison of Yellowstone. Snow looks magical, but it’s a harsh reality to these animals.

  • Cats in the Americas, including the rise of domestic cats; an in-depth look at the jaguar, urban mountain lion, ocelot, Canada lynx, margay, siamese cat and the sphynx.

  • How the first cats arose in Asia and eventually came to conquer Africa; an in-depth look at lions, servals, caracals, cheetahs, tigers, fishing and sand cats.

  • Vianet Djenguet has lived half of his life in Europe, yet his heart still lies in his homeland, his Congo. As a successful wildlife cameraman, Djenguet is returning to his roots to reveal the beauty and majesty of his country and the people within. His journey will be one of self-discovery as he travels up the Congo River toward his ancestral home, meeting an abundance of weird and wonderful characters along the way, both animal and human. Finally, Djenguet is able to give his beloved homeland the glorious spotlight it deserves and discovers an even deeper connection with this place than he could have ever imagined. 'You haven't really travelled until you experience a place like the Congo,' says Djenguet.

  • With high speed camerawork and breakthrough new science, we enter the fast-paced world of hummingbirds as never before. Speed is their middle name. Their lives are moving faster than the eye can see. They possess natural born super powers that enable them to fly backwards, upside-down, and float in mid-air. And for the first time, we see them mate, lay eggs, fight, and raise families in intimate detail. They are great athletes, tender mothers, brave in combat, and up for any challenge. They are Super Hummingbirds, the smallest and most brilliant birds on earth.

  • Witness the day-to-day drama at one of the world's wildest hospitals deep in the Guatemalan jungle.

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