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  • 2006
  • 6 Seasons
  • 7.7  (87)

The award-winning Safari brings you face to face with the most fascinating creatures on earth. Never before has there been such an insightful and timely wildlife series. The cameras of Safari tell a compelling story, never shying away from showing the whole picture. Safari provides an unflinching portrait of animals in the wild with emphasis on endangered species.

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THE CLEVER CANINE
18. THE CLEVER CANINE
 
You will learn of the cause behind the wolf's extermination and, subsequently, his restoration. What better way to learn about the coyote than to spend an entire year following a pack of them within their rocky mountain home. From warm summers to harsh winters, watch as they attempt to successfully meet, and survive, the challenges nature can unpredictably offer.
WILD PLACES
17. WILD PLACES
 
Tropical forests are the richest terrestrial ecosystems on earth, containing thousands of species that have yet to be studied, and undoubtedly thousands more remain undiscovered. You will learn of how the Macaques came to exist in Japan, and of the evolvement of their social rituals and survival as deforestation and development threaten their continued existence.
MONKEYS AND APES OF ASIA
16. MONKEYS AND APES OF ASIA
 
Learn of how the Macaques came to exist in Japan, and of the evolvement of their social rituals and survival as deforestation and development threaten their continued existence. Travel to Borneo, the only place where Probiscis Monkeys may be found. These monkeys, which are one of the most interesting members of the primate world, are also one of the most unusual looking creatures.
EXOTIC BIRDS OF THE WORLD
15. EXOTIC BIRDS OF THE WORLD
 
The Red Crown Crane has the captured the imagination of artists and poets in the hearts of Japanese people for centuries. At one time the birds were common throughout Japan and much of Asia. In the tropical forests of Southeast Asia, home to a wide array of unusual animals, the hornbill stands out as one of the most fascinating birds in the world.
ASIAN ANIMALS
14. ASIAN ANIMALS
 
Tropical forests are the richest terrestrial ecosystems on earth, containing thousands of species that have yet to be studied, and undoubtedly thousands more remain undiscovered. The Asian or Indian elephant was roamed Asia in huge numbers. Thailand especially had huge numbers. A hundred years ago there were more than 70,000 wild elephants in Thailand.
WILDLIFE OF YELLOWSTONE
13. WILDLIFE OF YELLOWSTONE
 
This is the most important season for all wildlife in the Rocky Mountains is spring. With the new generation that comes into the world today, lies the ultimate future of the species. One of the best places in the world to observe this cycle of life first hand is in the United States oldest national park, Yellowstone. We follow a variety of typical Yellowstone animals over the course of a year.
RAVENOUS REPTILES
12. RAVENOUS REPTILES
 
Share what's on the menu for Alligators, Lizards and Snakes in this feast of an episode. The Alligator silently stalks the waters of Florida and pounces on its reluctant prey. Accidents often occur when Alligators mistake household pets for prey and find themselves stranded in backyard swimming pools. The Gila Monster is 1 of only 2 venomous lizards known in the world.
ANIMALS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN PRAIRIES
11. ANIMALS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN PRAIRIES
 
The North American Pronghorn - indigenous solely to this continent, and yet, another species whose existence depends on the care and concern of humans. Learn about the birthing and family manners of the Red fox, who mate and split up shortly thereafter. John Ross will take you on a trip to study the behaviour and general lifestyle of the Prairie Falcon.
INGENIOUS ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS
10. INGENIOUS ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS
 
Take an engaging look at the "Snow Monkeys", otherwise known as the Japanese Macaques, found in the Japanese Alps. Travel to the California/Oregon border, to Klamath Basin; get a good look at the beautiful, and rare, Bald eagle. You will learn of the eagle's enormous strength, its hunting methods, and many other interesting aspects of its lifestyle. Take a look at the Great Hornbill's rituals.
ARACHNIDS
9. ARACHNIDS
 
To optimize chances for survival, each species has evolved unique systems for courting, nesting, and raising young. The Asian forest scorpion travels with her large brood clinging to her back protecting them from predators until they're old enough to survive on their own. The giant spider and the Asian forest scorpion are just a few of the thousands of unique species that exist only in the forest.
ANIMALS and HUMANS
8. ANIMALS and HUMANS
 
The Asian or Indian elephant was roamed Asia in huge numbers. Thailand especially had huge numbers. A hundred years ago there were more than 70,000 wild elephants in Thailand. Today that number is down to less than 2000. The Asian elephant live in the protection of national parks and reserves, all across Asia. An alarming decrease in elephant numbers has occurred due to poaching.
ANIMAL GIANTS
7. ANIMAL GIANTS
 
John Ross pays tribute to the many people involved in studying and saving the populations of white rhino, moose, elephant, and hippo. The white rhino, ONE of the world's many endangered animals, has made a tremendous comeback. The Asian or Indian elephant once roamed Asia in huge numbers. A hundred years ago there were more than 70,000 wild elephants in Thailand.
SPECTACULAR ANIMAL BATTLES
6. SPECTACULAR ANIMAL BATTLES
 
See the survival fighting techniques of such animals as the Coyote, Lynx, Polar Bear and scorpion. Learn more about the unique behaviour of the North American lynx, and their interactions as they play predator to their prey - the Snowshoe rabbit. The Polar Bear, with weights in excess of a thousand pounds, heights stretching to twelve feet, upright.
ANIMALS OF THE FROZEN WINTER
5. ANIMALS OF THE FROZEN WINTER
 
John will be taking you on an in-depth look at one of the most majestic animals to be found in the arctic - the Polar Bear. Known commonly as "Snow Monkeys", the Japanese Macaques are found in the freezing temperatures in the Japanese Alps. You will learn of how the Macaques came to exist in Japan, and of the evolvement of their social rituals and survival.
MASTERS of SLEUTH
4. MASTERS of SLEUTH
 
John will share with you the history behind the ever-elusive North American lynx. Learn more about their unique behaviour, and their interactions as they play predator to their prey. The snake is much more than just a hazard. In the ecosystem, it performs an important service. John Ross comes to this Southeast Asian country of Thailand, known for its reptiles.
ALASKAN BROWN BEAR
3. ALASKAN BROWN BEAR
 
The brown bear is the largest terrestrial carnivore on earth, and the most widely distributed of all bears. Now with this information, you'd normally think this would be a very successful species, and for thousands of years it was. But today it's extinct or seriously threatened everywhere in its range around the world, except for the most remote and undeveloped regions of wilderness.
RACCOON
2. RACCOON
 
The raccoon got its name from an Algonquin Indian word that means, "He who scratches with his hands". The Algonquians were familiar with the animals common behaviour that looks like it's washing its food before it eats. Even today we're not precisely sure why raccoons often dip their foods in water.
Voracious PREDATORS of the WEASEL FAMILY
1. Voracious PREDATORS of the WEASEL FAMILY
 
The weasel family got its start when nature evolved predators with long bodies and short legs to hunt the nooks and crannies of the forest floor. In more recent evolution, these animals adapted further to fill specialized niches, until today, the various members of the weasel family are suited for hunting everywhere - from under water to high in the trees.
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The award-winning Safari brings you face to face with the most fascinating creatures on earth. Never before has there been such an insightful and timely wildlife series. The cameras of Safari tell a compelling story, never shying away from showing the whole picture. Safari provides an unflinching portrait of animals in the wild with emphasis on endangered species.

  • Premiere Date
    October 30, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (87)