Scientists are studying cats in greater detail than ever before. New approaches and technologies help uncover some of the cats’ most intimate secrets, including the cheetah’s remarkable gymnastic abilities and why lions are able to hunt so cooperatively.
Discover how cats have conquered the world, thriving in almost every landscape on Earth: From fishing cats in the wetlands of Asia, to jaguars in Costa Rica, to margays in Central American treetops, to swamp tigers on the Indian shore.
FIRST CIVILIZATIONS explores Mesoamerica, the Middle East and the Indus Valley to learn how and why early humans created villages, towns, cities and states, establishing the blueprint for the modern world.
Discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, how they spread across the continent and later came to conquer Africa. These wild cats evolved, with flexible limbs to climb, giant bodies to survive in the cold, and super senses to catch prey.
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.
Investigate the problems facing a unique population of polar bears due to climate change. At the heart is an extraordinary event: the annual gathering of up to 80 polar bears on Barter Island in the Arctic Ocean each September.
This is the story of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 501st attempt to save a stranded orphan otter. From her discovery as a newborn pup crying on the beach, through her rehabilitation in secret roof tanks atop the Monterey Bay Aquarium, follow Otter 501 as she learns how to survive in the wild.
One of the most overlooked ecosystems on the continent consists of a massive sea of sagebrush that stretches across 11 states in the American West. This spartan yet spectacular landscape supports more than 170 species of hardscrabble birds and mammals.
With its amazing landscapes, rich artistic treasures, deep ties to the past and warm people, it is no wonder that Americans dream of Italy as a travel destination. Join Italian travel expert Kathy McCabe as she explores the diverse areas of Italy.
Ecologist Chris Morgan has tracked large predators in some of the wildest and most remote places on earth. He now embarks on a challenge that will fulfill a lifelong dream – to find and film a Siberian tiger living wild and free in Russia’s far eastern forests.
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