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Octopus: Making Contact

The octopus is the closest we may get to meeting an alien. They evolved from a common cousin more than 500 million years ago, but are also intelligent creatures with proven problem-solving abilities. So what happens when you invite an eight-legged alien into your living room? This documentary follows marine biologist David Scheel as he tracks his evolving relationship with his own octopus.
S38 E1 Length 53:14 Premiere: 10.2.19

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NATURE brings the beauty and wonder of the natural world into your home, becoming in the process the benchmark for natural history programs.

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Cuba's Wild Revolution

In the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, Cuba is an island teeming with exotic biodiversity. As international relations thaw, what will become of this wildlife sanctuary?

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The Bat Man of Mexico

An ecologist tracks the lesser long-nosed bat's epic migration across Mexico, braving hurricanes, snakes, Mayan tombs and seas of cockroaches to save the species and the tequila plants they pollinate.

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Wild Florida - S37 E11

A growing human population and abandoned exotic pets like pythons are threatening Florida's ecosystems.

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Super Hummingbirds - S34 E1

High speed camerawork and breakthrough new science showcase the fast-paced world of hummingbirds.

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Season 38 Episodes

Remarkable Rabbits

S38 E14 Length 53:13 Premiere Date 4.8.20

Cuba's Wild Revolution

S38 E13 Length 53:13 Premiere Date 4.1.20

The Mighty Weasel

S38 E12 Length 53:13 Premiere Date 2.19.20

Wild Florida

S38 E11 Length 53:14 Premiere Date 2.12.20

Hippos: Africa's River Giants

S38 E10 Length 53:14 Premiere Date 1.15.20

The Whale Detective

S38 E9 Length 53:14 Premiere Date 1.8.20

Bears

S38 E8 Length 53:14 Premiere Date 11.20.19

Nature's Biggest Beasts

S38 E7 Length 53:14 Premiere Date 11.13.19

Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 3: Inferno

S38 E6 Length 53:14 Premiere Date 11.6.19

Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 2: Limbo

S38 E5 Length 53:44 Premiere Date 10.30.19

Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 1: Paradise

S38 E4 Length 53:44 Premiere Date 10.23.19

Undercover in the Jungle

S38 E3 Length 53:14 Premiere Date 10.16.19

The Serengeti Rules

S38 E2 Length 53:14 Premiere Date 10.9.19

Octopus: Making Contact

S38 E1 Length 53:14 Premiere Date 10.2.19

Octopus Dreaming

Clip Length 01:48 Premiere Date 10.2.19

Baby Cephalopods' First Moments

Clip Length 02:31 Premiere Date 10.2.19

An Octopus' Coconut Home

Clip Length 02:29 Premiere Date 10.2.19

Can a teenager befriend an octopus?

Clip Length 01:57 Premiere Date 10.2.19

Octopus: Making Contact Preview

Preview Length 00:35 Premiere Date 10.2.19

NATURE - Season 38

Preview Length 04:50 Premiere Date 7.11.19

Specials

The Orphan Owl | Backyard Nature

Length 08:12 Premiere Date 10.26.20

Mythbusting Opossum Facts | Backyard Nature

Length 03:01 Premiere Date 8.10.20

Tigers: Clawing Back | A NATURE Short Film

Length 12:34 Premiere Date 7.28.20

The Miracle Plant | Backyard Nature

Length 04:21 Premiere Date 7.20.20

The Forager | Backyard Nature

Length 03:07 Premiere Date 7.6.20

Caught On Camera | Backyard Nature

Length 03:40 Premiere Date 6.29.20

Bush Baby Tenants| Backyard Nature

Length 03:43 Premiere Date 6.22.20

Spend An Hour in Snowy Yellowstone | Sights & Sounds

Length 1:00:20 Premiere Date 12.19.19

Running With The Herd: A NATURE Short Film

Length 13:56 Premiere Date 12.10.18

A Life Among the Clouds: A NATURE Short Film

Length 10:21 Premiere Date 12.3.18

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