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In "Returning the Wild," each episode follows the life of a wild creature that faced hard times across Europe some decades ago. Today, these three animals - the kingfisher, the beaver and the kestrel - have made their comebacks in our natural environment. Returning the Wild is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (3 episodes). The series first aired on November 20, 2015.

Where do I stream Returning the Wild online? Returning the Wild is available for streaming on FilmRise, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Returning the Wild on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Pluto TV online.

1 Season, 3 Episodes
November 20, 2015
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Alan Miller
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Returning the Wild Full Episode Guide

  • Extensive grass fields in airports like Schiphol attract mice that, in turn, draw kestrels. When they present danger to air traffic, the kestrels are trapped, ringed and released far away from aircraft flight paths. This episode showcases the secret life of a pair of kestrels with stunning photography and touching stories.

  • In the past, beavers were hunted to extinction in Europe. However, around 25 years ago, they were reintroduced to revitalize wetlands across the continent. Now the population is growing and these builders are redesigning the wetlands again, increasing diversity and providing habitat for other species. In "Beavers," a story unfolds in which one of the families raises no less than four babies.

  • The kingfisher is often associated with rivers, but this story takes place in a different setting. The Scheldt-Rhine Canal provides passage for 70,000 cargo ships every year. The kingfishers are so successful that they now inhabit small creeks near one of the busiest canals in the world. "Kingfisher" shows these dazzling birds conquering the challenges of such an unusual environment.