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NATURE’S GREAT RACE
Zebra

 

Traverse the wilderness as scientific teams utilize new technology to track animals on epic journeys, as they overcome obstacles and face predators.

 

Zebra
Witness the perilous journey of thousands of zebras who face lions, hunting dogs, drought and starvation as they brave a brutal Botswana wilderness and undertake Africa’s longest land migration to the rich grasslands of Nxai Pan National Park.

 

NATURE’S GREAT RACE
Caribou

 

Traverse the wilderness as scientific teams utilize new technology to track animals on epic journeys, as they overcome obstacles and face predators.

 

Caribou
Join 100,000 caribou who face hungry bears and wolves, deadly frozen rivers and rugged mountains as they undertake the world’s longest land migration: 3,000 miles through the frozen Arctic wilderness of Canada and Alaska.

 


NATURE’S GREAT RACE
Elephants

 

Traverse the wilderness as scientific teams utilize new technology to track animals on epic journeys, as they overcome obstacles and face predators.

 

Elephants
Follow the annual gathering of a thousand elephants in northern Kenya Magnificent bulls and vulnerable orphans both face deadly threats from predators and poachers.

 

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Touching the Wild

 

Joe Hutto has dedicated seven years of his life to “becoming” a wild mule deer. Ordinarily, the deer herd would run from any human, but these keenly intelligent animals come to regard this stranger as one of their own. As he crosses the species divide, Hutto taps into a new understanding of these elusive animals. His joy in his new family is infectious, but this human predator also learns to see the world from the point of view of prey.

 

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Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo

 

For thousands of years, wolves hunted buffalo across the vast North American plains, until the westward settlement of the continent saw the virtual extinction of these vast herds and their eternal predators. However, this ancient relationship was not lost altogether and continues uninterrupted in only one location: the northern edge of Canada’s central plains in a place named Wood Buffalo National Park. Today, the descendants of those ancient buffalo and wolves still engage in epic life-and-death dramas across this northern land. Their story is captured in thrilling cinematic glory by a lone filmmaker who has followed them for more than 20 years.

 

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Natural Born Hustlers: Sex, Lies & Dirty Tricks

NATURE Natural Born Hustlers: Sex, Lies & Dirty Tricks

 

Males employ artful illusions and blatant cheating to trick the competition and beguile the female. Size, style and skill are all used to best advantage – or faked, if necessary.

 

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Natural Born Hustlers: The Hunger Hustle

NATURE: Natural Born Hustlers: The Hunger Hustle

 

Animals the world over have adapted their bodies or behavior in extreme ways to create a tantalizing trap. It’s all the result of millions of years of artful adaptation – all in the name of luring in the next meal.

 

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Natural Born Hustlers: Staying Alive

NATURE: Natural Born Hustlers: Staying Alive

 

When it comes to the most important goals in the animal kingdom, learning how to survive and raising the next generation are at the top of the list. This may seem clear cut, but the lengths to which some animals go to achieve these objectives can often be downright devious. This three-part series reveals the modus operandi of some of nature’s greatest animal con artists as they outwit predators, line up their next meal and get the girl. To illustrate the point, we see a shady squirrel, a double-crossing cuttlefish, a conniving orchid mantis and a deceitful bird called a drongo use mimicry, disguise and trickery to get what they want.

 

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Big Birds Can’t Fly

 

This is the unique story of flightless birds. They say a bird is three things – feathers, flight and song. But what happens when you’re a bird who can’t fly, who can’t sing, and whose feathers are closer to fluff? Flightless birds include ostriches, emus, rheas, cassowaries and kiwis, and, interestingly, all have evolved independent of each other on different continents. Research has shown that some of these big birds at one time could fly, but once the dinosaurs were wiped out, these same birds no longer needed to take flight from their enemies. As they began to explore a world rich with food and free from predators, they grew fat, and their legs grew long and strong – until the day they discovered that although they had become good at walking, they’d also become too heavy to fly.

 

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