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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
35 Seasons, 441 Episodes
October 10, 1982
Nature, Documentary & Biography, Animals
Cast: F. Murray Abraham, Chris Morgan, George Page
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  • 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.

  • The journey of an emperor penguin chick, from its emergence from the egg to its independence.

  • David Attenborough chronicles the forensic investigation of an amazing find in the Argentinean desert: the fossils of a giant-sized, plant-eating titanosaur. The discovery was made by a shepherd who, while searching for one of his lost sheep, spotted the tip of a gigantic bone sticking out of a rock.

  • There is a growing problem in North America affecting moose. Whether they make their home in the Canadian Rockies or in Minnesota, moose populations are declining at a rapid rate.

  • Discover which animals are the shape shifters, mimics, masters of disguise and illusion, cheats and sneaks in the animal world.

  • In Natural Born Hustlers, you'll meet the shape shifters, mimics, masters of disguise and illusion, cheats and sneaks in the animal world. From double-crossing cuttlefish to shady squirrels, bearded lady lions, and criminal monkeys, this three-part series reveals the modus operandi of remarkable animals going to elaborate lengths to claw their way to the top.

  • The first episode of Natural Born Husters, Staying Alive, offers stories about unusual animal survival techniques.

  • Examining how our pets experience their world through hidden channels of communication.

  • In the first of a two-part series, Playful Creatures investigates how our favorite pets get in touch with their wild side through play. Discover how the pastimes of parakeets, marathon-running hamsters, wall-climbing cats, revered rabbits, and Peruvian dogs are just a whisker away from the wild.

  • Of all the birds he's filmed over the years, David Attenborough finds these big birds the most comical. They are the Flintstones of the bird world - a group whose lineage can be traced back to when dinosaurs walked the earth.

  • Growing up in the wild is tough, but what happens when young animals lose their parents?

  • Growing up in the wild is hard - even harder when you've lost your mom. But for some orphans, there are havens, rescue centers where dedicated individuals are helping them to make it on their own.

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