Television's longest-running weekly natural history series has won more than 200 honors from the television industry, parent groups, the international wildlife film community and environmental organizations.
All Past Episodes
56:46 | #3513 | TV-PG
Conservationist Maria Diekmann crusades to save pangolins, the most trafficked animal in the world. Learn about these little-known yet highly desired scaly mammals whose basic biology remains a mystery, hampering conservation efforts.
56:46 | #3512 | TV-PG
Getting ahead in the mating game requires some astonishing behavior - from promiscuous prairie dogs to backstabbing manakins, kidnapping macaques, and hyenas with a bad case of sibling rivalry.
56:46 | #3511 | TV-PG
Some animals will do whatever it takes to survive. Cockatoos turn to vandalism, boxer crabs hold anemones hostage, sloths become filthy, puff adders have an 'invisibility cloak' to hide themselves, and chimps use violence to stay in power.
56:46 | #3510 | TV-PG
Meet the animals who will steal, cheat, and fight to get food, including kleptomaniac crabs, thieving macaques, con artist spiders, tricky tigers, and cannibalistic lizards.
56:46 | #3509 | TV-PG
Explore the astounding abilities of butterflies and follow them on one of the greatest migrations on earth.
56:46 | #3508 | TV-PG
Meet Sudan, the last male of his kind, the northern white rhino, living in a Kenyan sanctuary under 24-hour armed guard. Trace his harrowing journey as scientists and animal experts race to save the species before it dies out forever.
56:46 | #3507 | TV-PG
At the very northern edge of North America is Ellesmere Island, where Arctic winds tear through the tundra. Running through this shifting sea of snow and ice is one of the most hardened predators on the planet, the White Wolf. As the spring melt approaches, these roaming hunters must adapt to being tethered parents and securing food for the pack.
56:46 | #3506 | TV-G
This film tells the epic survival stories of the world's smallest animals, from a tiny sengi, the "cheetah" of the shrew world, to a small shark that walks on land. For these animals, size does not matter.
56:46 | #3505 | TV-PG
For nearly two years in the forested hills of Zimbabwe, wildlife cameraman Kim Wolhuter shadowed a wild cheetah family on foot, to reveal the cubs' remarkable journey to adulthood and their mother's dedication in raising them.
01:29:00 | #3504 | TV-PG
After the unexpected death of her father, Helen Macdonald overcame her grief by training Mabel, an adult goshawk and one of nature's most notoriously wild and free-spirited birds of prey. Macdonald found healing in that cathartic experience which became the basis for her internationally best-selling memoir H Is for Hawk. Now, 10 years after she trained Mabel, Macdonald is ready to take on the challenge again.
56:46 | #3503 | TV-PG
Filmmaker Charlie Hamilton James follows three curious river otter orphans in Wisconsin and visits otters all over the globe. He uncovers the secrets to the otter's survival with innovative experiments, cameras, and CGI.
56:46 | #3502 | TV-PG
Intelligent, resilient and bold, the red fox can change its behavior to thrive in new environments, from urban locales to the Arctic tundra. New scientific research offers a fascinating look into the secret life of these foxes.
01:22:51 | #3501 | TV-PG
Born inside a sanctuary in the wilderness of Botswana, Naledi the baby elephant loses her mother and faces the world alone. It is now up to a devoted team of caretakers and researchers to urge Naledi to survive and help find her place in the herd.
56:46 | #3412 | TV-PG
Cameras continue infiltrating the world of dolphins shedding light on communication and strategies. Go undercover to meet the Orca, the largest dolphins, and race the Dall's porpoises.
56:46 | #3411 | TV-PG
Cameras infiltrate the social world of dolphins, from strange gatherings to gang rivalries.
56:47 | #3410 | TV-PG
The remote forests of the Kalkalpen National Park in Austria - the largest area of wilderness in the Alps - are explored. Abandoned and unmanaged by man for close to a quarter of a century, the forest's dramatic cycle of growth and decay now rules the landscape.
56:46 | #3409 | TV-PG
Deep in the heart of the rainforest the mysterious and secretive Giant Armadillo digs a new burrow each night. Once this termite-eater moves on, it leaves behind one of the hottest plots of real estate in the jungle.
56:46 | #3408 | TV-G
Meet a charismatic group of scientists dedicated to saving Puerto Rico's "enchanting" animals like manatees, parrots, coqui frogs, and turtles.
56:46 | #3407 | TV-G
Yosemite is a land forged in wildfire and sculpted by water, but with climate change, water is scarcer and fire more common. Scientists and adventurers investigate how these global changes are affecting one of America's greatest wildernesses.
56:46 | #3406 | TV-PG
Travel across the snow globe with wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan to meet animal survivors of winter, from the penguins of Antarctica to the Arctic fox and the bison of Yellowstone.
56:46 | #3405 | TV-PG
Track the story of cats into the Americas, from battles with the rival Canids, to the rise of domestic cats. Meet the mighty jaguar, the urban mountain lion, the curious ocelot, the Canada lynx, the nimble margay, the Siamese cat, and the Sphynx.
56:46 | #3404 | TV-PG
Discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, how they spread across the continent, and later came to conquer Africa.
56:46 | #3403 | TV-PG
A man, his family, and a band of helpers attempt to relocate a herd of wild giraffes in Africa. Their journey will take them across the wild heart of Uganda, crossing the mighty Nile River.
56:46 | #3402 | TV-PG
Wildlife cameraman Vianet Djenguet returns to his roots to reveal the beauty and majesty of his homeland, Congo.
56:46 | #3401 | TV-PG
High speed camerawork and breakthrough new science showcase the fast-paced world of hummingbirds.
56:46 | #3316 | TV-PG
Witness the day-to-day drama at one of the world's wildest animal hospitals deep in the Guatemalan jungle. A vet and his team take on dangerous challenges as they care for endangered animals - from stitching up a rare baby bird to wresting a crocodile.
56:46 | #3315 | TV-PG
Learn the value of teamwork among animal partners, even ones as odd as a hippo and fish. Sea and land animals collaborate using brainpower to solve complex problems and stay alive.
56:46 | #3314 | TV-PG
Witness the incredible story of Asia's last wild lions, once on the brink of extinction, but who now live dangerously close to the villagers of India.
56:47 | #3313 | TV-PG
Keepers and carers reunite with the wild animals that were once in their care to see whether the close interspecies bonds have stood the test of time.
56:46 | #3312 | TV-G
Explore the incredible journey of one vulnerable and charismatic Emperor penguin chick, from the moment he emerges from the egg to the moment he leaves for the sea as a boisterous adolescent.
56:46 | #3311 | TV-G
Paleontologists in South America discover the largest dinosaur bone that has ever been unearthed.
56:46 | #3310 | TV-PG
Go deep inside the world of moose to experience a mother's love and a calf's first year of life.
56:46 | #3309 | TV-PG
Take notes as some males employ artful illusions and blatant cheating to trick the competition and beguile the girl. Size, style, and skill are all used to best advantage - or faked, if necessary.
56:46 | #3308 | TV-PG
Animals that have adapted their bodies or behavior in extreme ways to create a tantalizing trap are explored. It's the result of millions of years of artful adaptation - all in the name of luring in the next meal.
56:46 | #3307 | TV-PG
Get to know the masters of disguise and illusion, the cheats and sneaks in the animal world. The cuttlefish and other unusual stories of survival are explored.
56:46 | #3306 | TV-G
Discover how our pets experience the world through their astonishing senses and hidden channels of communication.
56:46 | #3305 | TV-G
A look at how cats, dogs, hamsters and other pets get in touch with their wild side through play.
56:46 | #3304 | TV-PG
Filmed over two years, this program looks at the life of two bull elephants, their great migrations, and their encounters with lions and hyenas.
56:46 | #3303 | TV-PG
Flightless birds including ostriches, emus, rheas, cassowaries and kiwis are explored. All have evolved independent of each other on different continents.
56:46 | #3302 | TV-G
A two-toed baby sloth learns to be independent and a young kangaroo is taught to socialize. Baby fruit bat Bugsy needs special help when his mother can't provide milk.
56:46 | #3301 | TV-G
Rescue center caregivers help wild baby orphans get back on their feet. In Australia, a teddy bear comforts baby koala Danny, and tiny wallaby Neil receives preemie care. In Costa Rica, baby three-toed sloth Newbie battles pneumonia.
56:46 | #3213 | TV-PG
Greater sage-grouse survive in a massive sea of sagebrush that stretches across 11 U.S. states in the American West.
56:46 | #3212 | TV-PG
In every animal's life, there comes a time when it must stand on its own two feet and face the world alone. For a few, this happens just moments after birth but others have the advantage of home schooling under the watchful eye of a mentor or family member.
56:46 | #3211 | TV-PG
The true story of a family of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living in the Himalayan forests. The survival of this unique monkey society depends on strong defensive strategies and cooperation of the group.
56:46 | #3210 | TV-PG
Animals congregate in huge colonies partly out of necessity and partly for the security numbers provide. Icelandic puffins form nesting colonies of more than a million tucked in between other seabirds. But colonies are also useful for predators. Social spiders in Ecuador work together to capture prey 20 times the size an individual spider might subdue.
56:46 | #3209 | TV-G
In the wild, every home is a unique DIY project, every head of household a designer and engineer. Animated blueprints and tiny cameras chart the building plans and progress of beavers, tortoises, and woodrats, examining layouts and cross sections, evaluating the technical specs of their structures, and documenting their problem-solving skills.
56:46 | #3208 | TV-PG
Bird nests come in all shapes and sizes, crafted from an inexhaustible diversity of materials, including many with man-made materials. Each one is a remarkable work of art, built with just a beak!
56:46 | #3206 | TV-PG
Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to the jungles of Northern Sumatra to document the work being done to save its population of wild orangutans, which is quickly dwindling due to deforestation.
56:46 | #3207 | TV-PG
What makes owls so special? Using the latest technology, take a new look at owls including how they hunt, how their vision and hearing work, and how they fly so silently.
56:46 | #3205 | TV-PG
In the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula, a post office is surrounded by 3,000 gentoo penguins. Every summer, as staff put stamps on postcards, the penguins return from their fishing grounds to their breeding grounds.
56:46 | #3204 | TV-PG
Breathtaking photography reveals wolves, boar, and bears living in France's mountains and forests.
56:46 | #3203 | TV-PG
As the ice shrinks in the Arctic, killer whales are increasingly attacking the same prey as struggling polar bears.
56:46 | #3202 | TV-PG
The friendship between a journalist and the sloth she named Velcro highlights sloth sanctuaries and rehabilitation.
56:47 | #3201 | TV-PG
Odd and unlikely creatures that at first glance seem ill-equipped for survival are explored. These are the apparent losers in the story of evolution, yet somehow they manage to cling to life and in some cases even thrive.
56:46 | #3113 | TV-PG
Sir David Attenborough sheds new light on the weird and wonderful world of frog. Their adaptations and survival techniques have made them the most successful of all amphibians.
56:46 | #3112 | TV-PG
The planet's most extraordinary swarms, including a locust swarm, mayflies along the Mississippi, 17-year cicadas, and brine fly hatches over Lake Victoria, are explored.
56:46 | #3111 | TV-G
A growing number of scientists and environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages.
56:46 | #3110 | TV-PG
In the frigid valleys of Japan's Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys make their way and raise their families in a complex society of rank and privilege.
56:46 | #3109 | TV-PG
Researcher Joe Hutto crosses the species divide and becomes part of a wild mule deer family.
56:46 | #3108 | TV-PG
Meet inspiring disabled animals and remarkable individuals who help them persevere and thrive.
56:46 | #3107 | TV-G
A wildlife cameraman explores the natural history of the Shannon, Ireland's greatest geographical landmark and longest river.
56:46 | #3106 | TV-PG
"Honey badger is bad ass." Those words and corresponding video became a YouTube sensation. This film follows three badger specialists in South Africa who take on one of the most fearless animals in the world.
56:46 | #3105 | TV-PG
Crested black macaques, charismatic monkeys that only exist on Sulawesi in Indonesia, are explored. These feisty monkeys are beach bums with punk hairstyles, expressive faces, copper colored eyes, and some very unusual habits.
56:46 | #3104 | TV-PG
The coywolf, a mixture of coyote and wolf, is found increasingly on city streets in North America. Biologist Roland Kay unravels the mysteries that define this new species.
56:46 | #3103 | TV-PG
A look at parrots in need of rescue focuses on Lou, a parrot who is abandoned in a foreclosed home.
57:46 | #3102 | TV-PG
Animals dance, sing, flirt, and compete with everything they've got to find and secure a mate. For many, the all-important bonds they share as a couple are what enable the next generation to survive. These are love stories as various and intriguing as the lovers themselves.
56:46 | #3101 | TV-PG
The story of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's 501st attempt to save an orphan otter. From her discovery as a stranded newborn pup through her rehabilitation, we follow as Otter 501 learns how to dive, hunt, eat, and fend for herself in the wild.
56:46 | #3013 | TV-PG
Over 20,000 zebras begin an ancient journey across the Kalahari's Makgadikgadi Pans in Africa each year. This spectacular migration reveals the trials, triumphs, and the fascinating social bonds that hold zebra families together.
56:46 | #3012 | TV-G
Scientists, deer experts, and special cameras shed light on the hidden world of white-tailed deer.
56:46 | #3011 | TV-PG
This story of the world-famous Lipizzaner stallions focuses on the bond that develops between the horses and their caregivers, beginning at birth and culminating at the famous Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria.
56:46 | #3010 | TV-PG
James Prosek, artist, writer, and eminent naturalist, takes on the mystery of the eel, shedding light on the animal and the strange behavior it inspires in those who seek to know it.
56:46 | #3009 | TV-G
Hard core science is effortlessly integrated with a light-hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive, and complex as we are.
56:46 | #3008 | TV-PG
Buffalo and wolves still engage in epic life and death dramas across Wood Buffalo National Park. By getting to know a specific pack of wolves and the individuals that make up the pack, we get a sense of how these two animal species live together in what seems like a forgotten corner of the world.
56:46 | #3007 | TV-PG
David Attenborough looks at the impact human beings have had on the natural world in his lifetime. He tells entertaining and deeply personal stories of the changes he has seen, the pioneering conservationists in whose footsteps he has followed, and the revolution in attitudes towards nature that has taken place around the globe.
56:46 | #3006 | TV-PG
This miniseries focuses on three fields that David Attenborough feels have been transformed most profoundly: filmmaking, science, and the environment. He revisits the stories and locations that were featured in his landmark series, Attenborough's Life Stories.
56:46 | #3005 | TV-PG
This miniseries focuses on three fields that David Attenborough feels have been transformed most profoundly: filmmaking, science, and the environment. He revisits the stories and locations that were featured in his landmark series, Attenborough's Life Stories.
56:46 | #3004 | TV-PG
The story follows a wood duck family and discovers how a male and female create a bond, migrate together across thousands of miles, nurture and protect a brood of chicks, and come full circle as they head to their wintering grounds.
56:46 | #3003 | TV-G
This film looks at remarkable cross-species relationships, and through caregivers, biologists, and animal behaviorists, explores what they suggest about the nature of animal emotions.
56:46 | #3002 | TV-PG
This episode explores the world of the snowy owl, a bird recently made popular by Hedwig, Harry Potter's faithful companion, and looks at how these majestic birds survive in the tundra on the North Slope of Alaska.
56:46 | #3001 | TV-PG
Chris Morgan attempts to find a Siberian tiger living wild in Russia's far eastern forests. This film features the work of Korean cameraman, Sooyong Park, who spent two years in the forest tracking and filming the world's biggest cat.
56:46 | #2913 | TV-PG
The day-to-day dramas of an extended family of koalas, seen through the eyes of the scientists studying their every move and vocalization. Discover how koalas survive and thrive on a diet poisonous to almost all other herbivorous mammals.
56:46 | #2912 | TV-PG
The story of two remarkable and extremely rare white lion cubs growing up on the savanna in South Africa.
56:46 | #2911 | TV-PG
A young couple spends their year-long honeymoon living in a protected wilderness area in Idaho.
56:46 | #2910 | TV-PG
Reveals a surprising underwater world where the sound of whales takes the place of sight.
56:46 | #2909 | TV-PG
Whales and dolphins work cooperatively, show empathy, and are self-aware. Discover how clever they might be.
56:46 | #2908 | TV-PG
The great whales are the largest animals that have ever lived on our planet. Yet these mighty leviathans feed on tiny shrimp and sardines. Learn why size matters in the world of whales.
56:46 | #2907 | TV-G
Scientists follow a family of urban raccoons as they navigate the complex world of a big city.
56:46 | #2906 | TV-PG
The Tongass National Forest in Alaska supports the largest concentration of bears in the world. Sustained by a wealth of salmon streams, some 1,700 Alaskan brown bears are part of this unique environment. But this year, for the first time, the salmon failed to arrive and the bears got a bitter taste of what the future may hold.
56:46 | #2905 | TV-PG
Meet the mob of street smart kangaroos moving into Australia's capital city and the ecologists following their every move. Here is a look at what happens when human development encroaches on wildlife habitat and two very different species are forced to co-exist.
56:46 | #2904 | TV-PG
Deep in the wilds of Florida, writer and naturalist Joe Hutto was given the rare opportunity to raise wild turkeys from chicks. Hutto spent each day out and about as a "wild turkey" with his family of chicks until the day came when he had to let his children grow up and go off on their own.
56:46 | #2903 | TV-G
The most powerful raptor in the world, the harpy eagle, hides away deep in the South American jungle. Harpy eagles are barely ever seen, let alone filmed. In this extraordinary documentary, cameramen step into the world of this monkey-eating eagle and even risk injury to obtain intimate pictures.
56:46 | #2902 | TV-G
A look at the "homelife of wildlife," from builders like beavers, to decorators like the bowerbird.
56:46 | #2901 | TV-PG
The historic nuclear accident at Chernobyl is now 25 years old. Filmmakers and scientists set out to document the lives of the packs of wolves and other wildlife thriving in the "dead zone" that still surrounds the remains of the reactor.
56:46 | #2815 | TV-G
Chris Morgan travels to the far north of Alaska to observe polar bears in early November. In spring, Morgan travels to the North Slope of the Brooks Range, where grizzlies await the roaming caribou.
56:46 | #2814 | TV-G
Chris Morgan explores the world of black bears caught in the crossroads of urban development in Anchorage and the wilderness, and he journeys north on a bone-shaking, 610-mile motorcycle journey from Denali to Prudhoe Bay along the only Alaskan highway to reach the Arctic.
56:46 | #2813 | TV-PG
Bear biologist Chris Morgan sets up camp at a remote spot in the heart of Alaskan wilderness, alongside the largest concentration of grizzlies in the world.
56:46 | #2812 | TV-G
This program goes beyond the ongoing debate over how to save an endangered species to expose a wildly creative, hopelessly complex, and stunningly expensive approach to managing salmon.
56:46 | #2811 | TV-PG
After bushfires tore through the Australian state of Victoria in February 2009, burned and traumatized survivors showed a remarkable ability to bounce back, and the environment an extraordinary capacity for healing.
56:46 | #2810 | TV-G
The Australian outback is the driest place on the driest inhabited continent on the planet. Yet once every ten years, rains flood into dried-up river beds and head inland to create the largest lake in Australia, and 100,000 pelicans - a third of all the pelicans in Australia - arrive for the event.
56:46 | #2809 | TV-PG
The story of the life and death of a charismatic tiger cub reveals the fate of tigers in India.
56:46 | #2808 | TV-G
The Himalayan mountain system is the planet's highest and home to the world's tallest peaks. Explore the diversity of wildlife and habitats of this mountain chain including the mysterious snow leopard.
56:46 | #2807 | TV-PG
David Attenborough introduces a young team of New Guinean scientists on a grueling expedition to find and film Birds of Paradise - the holy grail of wildlife filmmakers.
56:46 | #2806 | TV-PG
The dramatic story of the Adamsons' rescue of three lion cubs and their attachment to Elsa, whom they released back into the wild, was the first filmic exploration of animals as individuals.
56:46 | #2805 | TV-PG
Leopards are the ultimate cat. They are the most feline, the most intelligent, the most dangerous and, until recently, one of the least understood.
56:46 | #2804 | TV-PG
There is another image of the wolverine that is just beginning to emerge, one that is far more complex than its vicious reputation suggests.
56:46 | #2803 | TV-PG
Can man and animal live again in what remains one of the most politically troubled and dangerous places on Earth?
56:46 | #2802 | TV-PG
New research has shown that crows are among the most intelligent animals in the world.
56:46 | #2801 | TV-PG
A look back at Echo, an elephant matriarch and subject of many films.
56:46 | #2711 | TV-G
Cuba's varied landscape, its location in the heart of the Caribbean, and its longstanding place at the center of Cold War politics have all combined to preserve some of the richest and most unusual natural environments of the hemisphere. What will happen to Cuba's stunning biodiversity once the U.S. trade embargo ends?
56:46 | #2710 | TV-PG
An innovative and revolutionary look at the bio-engineering of "how animals work."
56:47 | #2709 | TV-PG
An innovative and revolutionary look at the bio-engineering of "how animals work."
56:46 | #2708 | TV-PG
Predatory pythons have thrived in the protected wilderness of Everglades National Park, making the refuge more a killing ground than a haven for the endangered mammals, trees, plants, birds, turtles, and alligators found there.
56:46 | #2707 | TV-PG
An untouched landscape, the Balkans provide a habitat for wild animals that have all but vanished from the rest of Europe.
56:46 | #2706 | TV-PG
What happens when two great predators come face to face in Yellowstone? The grizzly and the wolf — they couldn't be more different. In every encounter, the opposition must be measured, strengths must be tested and risks must be carefully weighed. To fight or to flee? It's all in knowing your own strengths and limitations in the heat of the moment.
56:46 | #2705 | TV-G
High-definition, high-speed footage of hummingbirds in the wild, combined with high-tech presentations of their remarkable abilities, help viewers to understand the world of hummingbirds as never before.
56:46 | #2704 | TV-G
The story of the first year in a humpback whale's life as she learns lessons from her mother.
56:46 | #2703 | TV-PG
A team of snake handlers hopes to change public perception of what they feel is a misunderstood snake, the black mamba, one of Africa's most feared.
56:46 | #2702 | TV-PG
Follows the birth and first day of several species, from marmoset to moose to elephant and gorilla.
56:46 | #2701 | TV-PG
The continuing saga of Cloud, the wild, white stallion now in his prime, returns viewers to the Arrowhead Mountains of Montana.
56:46 | #2613 | TV-PG
Victoria Falls, is the largest waterfall in the world, this awesome force of nature divides two natural worlds — the tranquil meandering river above the cascade and the raging abyss of the gorge below. It is a place of epic proportions, with an epic story to tell.
56:46 | #2612 | TV-G
The Scottish island of Mull provides a hauntingly beautiful backdrop for an insider's guide to its thriving wildlife.
55:16 | #2611 | TV-PG
Scientists attempt to breed new generations of nearly extinct species.
56:46 | #2610 | TV-PG
Large-scale die-offs of frogs around the world have prompted scientists to take desperate measures to try to save whatever populations they can.
56:46 | #2609 | TV-G
Kilauea, on Hawaii's Big Island, is the world's most active volcano. Its latest eruption began in 1983 and hasn't stopped. It is here that filmmaker Paul Atkins finds himself getting a shot few have ever filmed — the cataclysmic meeting of 2,000-degree lava and 75-degree ocean water.
56:46 | #2608 | TV-G
An in-depth investigation into the great divide between dog lovers and cat lovers. Animal behaviorists, psychologists, trainers, and devoted owners all weigh in.
56:46 | #2607 | TV-PG
Beneath the beauty of southern Africa's Drakensberg Mountains lies a hostile environment for the surprising number of creatures that manage to live there.
56:46 | #2606 | TV-G
Intrepid researchers and cameramen track skunks day and night, uncovering how they hunt, forage, mate, and raise their young.
55:06 | #2605 | TV-PG
Reptile expert Romulus Whitaker sets off to find out if dragons are based on real animals and if any are still to be found.
56:46 | #2604 | TV-PG
The encounter between one man and one wolf led to the establishment of the national park system and the Boy Scout movement.
56:46 | #2603 | TV-PG
Unique to North America, the bald eagle is the continent's most recognizable aerial predator, with a shocking white head, electric yellow beak, and penetrating eyes. Photographed by Emmy-winning cinematographer Neil Rettig, this program tells the story of a year in the lives of these majestic raptors on a breathtaking stretch of the Mississippi.
56:46 | #2602 | TV-PG
Scenes of two different species of monkeys rearing babies explore how and what monkeys teach their young. Monkeys around the world rely on this knowledge to adapt to the remarkable variety of environments they call home.
56:46 | #2601 | TV-PG
The perilous parenthood of two species-white gyrfalcons and Arctic wolves-on Canada's remote Ellesmere Island, where winter lasts nine months and raising young is a daily struggle.
56:46 | #2513 | TV-PG
High in the Austrian Alps, a female red deer, a leader in her herd, gives birth to a calf. Her status makes him a prince among the other calves. But hunters, skiers, hikers, and pet dogs, as well as a harsh and icy winter, threaten his survival.
56:46 | #2512 | TV-PG
The astonishing lives and abilities of billfish: marlin, sailfish, spearfish, and swordfish—the largest and most highly prized of all game fish.
56:42 | #2511 | TV-PG
Conservationist Ian Redmond shares his memories of a Rwandan gorilla named Titus, from infancy through his rise to power as a silverback. Archival footage documents the adventures of Titus and his family, a visit from a young David Attenborough, and many of the people who have been on the front lines of efforts to protect the gorillas of Rwanda.
56:46 | #2510 | TV-PG
Follows passionate wildlife experts around the world and through our own backyards as they use cutting-edge technology and risky field study to discover what makes winners and losers in the animal dating game.
55:16 | #2509 | TV-PG
Follows passionate wildlife experts around the world and through our own backyards as they use cutting-edge technology and risky field study to discover what makes winners and losers in the animal dating game.
56:46 | #2508 | TV-PG
Polar bears are descendants of grizzlies that long ago adapted to live and hunt on the Arctic ice. But the winters have become increasingly warmer, the ice is disappearing, and raising a family becomes a difficult proposition when hunting time is short and food is scarce. Grizzlies, on the other hand, are masters at living off the land, and their world is bountiful and expanding northward, converging with what once was the icy domain of their polar cousins.
56:46 | #2507 | TV-G
The story of how the plummeting number of horseshoe crabs affects a tiny bird called the red knot illustrates the interconnectedness of life.
56:46 | #2506 | TV-PG
An introduction to the dazzling array of colors, behaviors, and habitats found among Australia's vast parrot population.
56:46 | #2505 | TV-PG
The story of the world's most extraordinary lions, who live in the Namib Desert on Africa's wild and forbidding Skeleton Coast.
56:46 | #2504 | TV-G
Examples from hagfish to naked mole rats and from warthogs to proboscis monkeys, plus the ugliest bug in Oklahoma, show that ugly can be beautiful—even when it isn't pretty.
56:47 | #2503 | TV-PG
When the mother of two cheetah cubs is killed, a veteran filmmaker becomes their new parent and tries to prepare them to return to the wild.
56:46 | #2502 | TV-PG
The dramatic saga of Yellowstone's Druid wolf pack, its turf wars with rival packs, and the fate of the wolves' Lamar Valley ecosystem.
56:46 | #2501 | TV-G
Massive die-offs of honeybees are the subject of international emergency research as scientists race to discover the cause of this ecological disaster.
56:46 | #2413 | TV-PG
In a stretch of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of southern Africa, a unique pattern of warm and cold currents brings together an astounding variety of sharks—nearly 150 species of all colors, shapes, and sizes.
56:46 | #2412 | TV-G
All dogs claim the wolf as their ancestor. But how did the wolf become the domesticated dog, and how did the hundreds of breeds we know today come to be so different?
56:46 | #2411 | TV-G
How the 300 breeds of dog recognized today came to be so different and how and why the modern dog secured a place in history as one of the best-loved animals on our planet.
56:28 | #2410 | TV-PG
A female loggerhead turtle sets off to lay eggs in the place where she was born, making the longest journey undertaken by any animal on land or sea—alone.
56:46 | #2409 | TV-PG
Wildlife cameraman and elephant expert Martyn Colbeck shares spectacular footage and describes behavior illustrating why he believes that elephants are just as intelligent as the higher primates.
56:46 | #2408 | TV-PG
The Andes continue to grow and evolve and are home to a rich tapestry of environments, including the largest ice field outside the poles.
56:46 | #2407 | TV-PG
Armed with powerful beaks and razor-sharp talons, raptors are nature's elite killing force—winged predators whose graceful beauty belies their stunning speed, acrobatics, and precision.
56:46 | #2406 | TV-PG
Tall tales of giant man-eating crocodiles inhabit a world between fact and fiction. Individual Nile and American crocodiles have been known to exceed 20 feet long, but these gigantic creatures are very rare.
56:46 | #2405 | TV-G
Researchers and conservationists work to preserve rhinos in the face of widespread poaching by relocating them to better habitats and breeding them in captivity.
01:26:46 | #2404 | TV-PG
Some of the most memorable moments from the series, including scenes from "The Urban Elephant," "Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies," "Triumph of Life," "Kingdom of the Ice Bear," "Wisdom of the Wild," "Condition Black," and "Deep Jungle." Lynn Sherr hosts.
56:46 | #2403 | TV-G
Breathtaking landscapes frame intimate scenes of wolves, coyotes, elk, bison, bears, and otters as they make their way through the most challenging season of the year.
56:46 | #2402 | TV-PG
As global warming heats up the Earth, the long-established nesting territories of Antarctica's penguins are being invaded and disrupted, and their population is declining.
56:46 | #2401 | TV-PG
An entire population of captive chimpanzees has been left behind by science, entertainment, and the pet trade. But a few dedicated humans are working hard to give these long-suffering creatures the freedom and sanctuary they deserve.
56:46 | #2313 | TV-PG
Real-life case studies illustrate how scientists and law enforcement agents are enlisting plants and animals to help solve crimes.
57:00 | #2312 | TV-PG
Lion experts, farmers, and Masai herdsmen explore solutions to the problems of saving lions and living with them.
55:53 | #2310 | TV-G
The relationship between the sycamore fig and the tiny wasp that pollinates it is one of the most remarkable in the natural world. The detailed behavioral intrigue of the wasps that live hidden inside each fig contrasts with the tree's prominence in the African bush, where it is central to the lives of many animals—from elephants and ants to crabs and crocodiles.
56:46 | #2311 | TV-PG
In a wildlife story with Shakespearean overtones, life becomes very dangerous for twin baboons in Zimbabwe when their father is defeated as alpha male of the troop by the dominant ruler of a neighboring troop, throwing the social order into turmoil and unleashing potentially deadly intrigue. Filmed along the banks of the Zambezi, one of Africa's largest rivers.
56:46 | #2309 | TV-G
When animals move into humans' backyards—or humans move into theirs—the battle goes to the shrewdest and most tenacious. These stories of human/animal conflicts spotlight the ingenuity, brilliance, and scrappiness of both sides.
56:46 | #2308 | TV-G
Mild-mannered water treatment engineer by day, tarantula fan and arachnid guru by night, Martin Nicholas is the real Spiderman. He travels the world in pursuit of exotic spiders, including the goliath bird-eater of Venezuela and a small South American spider that creates the biggest web in the world—up to 30 feet wide.
56:46 | #2307 | TV-G
Trainers set out to rehabilitate two "problem dogs" rescued from shelters - a bearded collie and a bloodhound - by teaching them to be working dogs.
56:46 | #2302 | TV-G
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is recognized as one of the most significant and spectacular aquariums in the world because of its realistic presentations. Instead of exhibiting collections of animals, it presents entire habitats—virtual slices of ocean that include 30,000 animals and plants.
56:46 | #2306 | TV-G
An exploration of Death Valley—one of the most inhospitable places on the planet, where temperatures spike into the 130s; the earth cracks like broken clay; and when the hot wind blows, all anyone can taste is dust and salt. Ironically, it is water that has shaped this super-arid home of true survivors.
57:00 | #2304 | TV-PG
Cephalopods (squid and octopus) inhabit a world where cannibalism is a daily practice, mating can involve amputation, trickery is rife, and size means everything—and nothing.
56:46 | #2305 | TV-PG
Scenes from the front lines chronicle rescue workers' efforts to save thousands of animals left behind as their humans fled Hurricane Katrina, from pets to zoo and aquarium residents.
56:46 | #2303 | TV-PG
The devastating tsunami that killed as many as 150,000 people in Asia renewed a common—and controversial—theory that animals can somehow sense imminent disasters. Overwhelming evidence from worldwide oral legends and divisive laboratory studies points to a deceptively simple scientific explanation—and may suggest a way to forecast future catastrophes.
57:00 | #2301 | TV-PG
In Australia, killer whales and human whalers once joined forces to hunt migrating baleen whales. People who witnessed the hunts recall the incredible intelligence of the killer whales and the remarkable trust involved in this unusual partnership, which lasted nearly 100 years.
56:16 | #2213 | TV-PG
More than 25 years ago, filmmaker Hardy Jones set out to learn everything he could about dolphins. Since then, he has spent more time with dolphins in the wild than almost any other human, developing unique insights into what goes on in their sophisticated societies.
56:46 | #2212 | TV-PG
What role did the jungle play in humanity's distant past, and what can it tell us about our future? Expeditions to the Central African Republic, Guatemala, and Cambodia look for clues among the primates of the rainforest as well as traces of ancient civilizations that once thrived there—only to vanish mysteriously.
56:18 | #2211 | TV-PG
Tackles mysteries of rainforest ecology: the life history of a giant Brazil nut tree in a Peruvian jungle and the debt it owes to a forgetful rodent, the exploits of a British tarantula expert, bees that pollinate the Brazil nut tree and a rare orchid, rainfall generated by the rainforest trees themselves, and the life-and-death struggle between a Brazil nut tree and a giant strangler fig tree.
56:17 | #2210 | TV-PG
This three-part miniseries goes deep into jungles around the world, following the intrepid explorers and scientists who are committed to unraveling the secrets that lie within. Focusing on how the rainforest acts as an engine of evolution, this first episode features the Sumatran tiger, recorded on film in the wild for the first time; the frenetic manakin birds of Central America; a giant moth of Madagascar; the rainforest in Borneo; and elephants in the Congo.
56:46 | #2209 | TV-PG
Poisons, toxins, and venoms are the defense and attack mechanisms of the natural world. Gila monsters are armed with toxic saliva, cone shells use poison harpoons, scorpions sting, snakes and spiders inject their victims with venom, blue-ringed octopuses and poison dart frogs kill anything that touches their skin. Almost any of these deadly weapons could kill a human in moments. Yet scientists are finding impressive new possibilities for them—new drugs, new cures, and new ways to save lives.
56:46 | #2208 | TV-PG
The only known albino gorilla in the world, Snowflake lived nearly 40 years as a beloved resident of the Barcelona Zoo. His appearance made him a star, but also led to his death from a rare skin cancer. Scientists and handlers who knew him and worked with him tell his remarkable story and reflect on his legacy.
56:46 | #2207 | TV-PG
The life of Kusasi, the male orangutan at Camp Leakey in Indonesia, is the most well-documented of any great ape's, yet still has its mysteries. He began life as an orphan, a prisoner, and a fugitive. Then he taught himself the ropes, watched his own back, trusted no one, and rose to the top, where he has reigned for 15 years. Now, at 35, he's involved in a power struggle that could bring about his downfall.
56:09 | #2206 | TV-G
Protected by geographic and political isolation, the wildlife of Cuba has remained largely untouched and unexplored. Rare footage, shot by special arrangement with the Cuban government, showcases the astonishing diversity of life on the island, including the iridescent Cuban jewel ant, the bee hummingbird that flies so fast it becomes invisible, and the largest colony of Caribbean flamingos in the world.
56:46 | #2205 | TV-G
Rare footage of the powerful and mysterious snow leopard in its Himalayan haunts—a sight only a privileged few have ever seen—captured over the course of three years of hard work, high altitudes, long waits, great risk, and dogged determination.
55:55 | #2204 | TV-G
Hawaii's breathtaking beauty was forged in fire—created by the awesome power of volcanoes on land and in the sea, by earthquakes, and by tsunamis. A team of award-winning filmmakers captures these forces at work still shaping the islands—along with humpback whales, other indigenous wildlife, and, perhaps most surprising of all, snow.
56:46 | #2203 | TV-PG
The rescue of the once all-but-extinguished grizzly bear population of Yellowstone National Park is a celebrated conservation success story. But that very success has spawned a complex web of new social and environmental issues for our most beloved national park and the people who live near it.
56:46 | #2202 | TV-PG
Underwater filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall have spent 25 years diving and documenting the most remote and beautiful underwater locations. In this program, they go on the dive of a lifetime, to a tiny outpost 300 miles off the coast of Central America—Shark Mountain.
56:25 | #2201 | TV-PG
Photographers Owen Newman and Amanda Barrett share extraordinary shots and stories from their 14 years of documenting the lives of cheetahs, leopards, servals, caracals, and lions.
56:21 | #2113 | TV-G
In the early 1990s, a red-tailed hawk took up residence in the heart of Manhattan, on the ledge of a Fifth Avenue high-rise at the edge of Central Park. Defying the odds, he mated and established a family of hawks whose presence remains one of the modern-day wonders of the Big Apple.
56:19 | #2112 | TV-G
Plitvice Lakes National Park and World Heritage Site, the oldest national park in Europe, is situated in the Dinaric Mountains of Croatia. Also known as the Devil's Garden, the forest is home to an array of strange wildlife, such as the baby dragon, great tit, edible dormouse, capercaillie, diced snake, and tiny Martino vole, all of which share a landscape of 16 falling lakes arranged in breathtaking terraces connected by countless waterfalls and rapids.
56:13 | #2111 | TV-G
Surrogate human "parents" teach whooping crane chicks how to fly and migrate in an effort to coax the endangered birds back from the brink of extinction. Scientists dress up as cranes to ensure that the chicks will "imprint" with and follow them as they would follow adult cranes. And when the young birds are ready, they are led on their maiden migratory flights by airborne scientists piloting tiny microlight aircraft.
56:14 | #2110 | TV-G
Although green is its emblematic color, Ireland's verdant fields are not the nation's only extraordinary natural feature. Sculpted millions of years ago by the advance and retreat of vast shields of ice, the Emerald Isle's craggy mountains, fog-shrouded coastlines, steep gorges, and vast networks of inland waterways harbor a wealth of wildlife.
56:46 | #2109 | TV-PG
Where did cows come from, and why are they the most successful and influential domestic animals on Earth? A look at the history of the cow chronicles how people have changed it—and how it has changed people.
56:46 | #2108 | TV-G
Playful, intelligent, and beautiful, macaws are loved the world over. But as the pet trade flourishes and their habitats are destroyed, their future in the wild is bleak. In a twist of fate, their survival may depend on the very poachers who brought them to the brink of extinction.
56:05 | #2107 | TV-G
An encyclopedic look at the oldest, hardest natural substance in the world, including the formation of diamonds in the core of the Earth, how they are mined and acquired, and the histories of some of the most famous of these extraordinary gems.
56:46 | #2106 | TV-PG
Wilderness is elusive in Britain, but in the highlands of Scotland, the sacred dance between predator and prey is still played out against a rugged and unforgiving landscape. Gliding above this wild land is Britain's most magnificent predator—the golden eagle.
56:46 | #2105 | TV-PG
Filmmaker Ginger Kathrens continues to chronicle the lives of a band of horses living wild and free in the mountains of Montana. Stallion Cloud is now father to Bolder, his heir apparent as leader of the band, but must deal with a Bureau of Land Management round-up, the unpredictable fires of the American West, and harsh weather.
56:05 | #2104
Seals and sea lions breed and live their lives on a series of islands located off the coast of California. Over time, these populations have drawn greater and greater numbers of predatory white sharks, which also attack small boats—and an increasing number of people.
56:46 | #2103 | TV-G
Views of the Okavango Delta, after the rains, from the perspectives of two of its predators: the crocodile and the eagle.
56:46 | #2102 | TV-PG
For years at a time, the Kalahari Desert can appear to be one of the most barren wastelands on Earth. But its swirling hot sands hold an unseen superabundance of life that bursts forth after a brief season of sudden, unpredictable storms: butterflies, termites, and locusts in staggering numbers; millions of quelea birds; and the giant bullfrog, a dinner plate-size amphibian with a voice to match that waits out the dry years entombed deep underground.
56:27 | #2101 | TV-PG
A year in the life of the Luangwa River in Zambia, seen through the eyes of a hippo family: a baby, his mother, and his father—the dominant bull and master of "Hippo Beach."
56:46 | #2010 | TV-G
Warships, airships, and submarines sunk around the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific during World War II have become fantastic living reefs.
56:46 | #2009 | TV-G
Unexplained declines in many wildlife species have created a world-class mystery in one of the world's most spectacular ecosystems: Alaska.
56:46 | #2008 | TV-PG
Sri Lanka's extraordinarily beautiful Yala National Park is famous for its leopards. Two conservationists have dedicated their professional lives to understanding these magnificent cats.
56:46 | #2007 | TV-PG
More than 100 animals are identified in the Old Testament, many with unfamiliar names. Some are already extinct, and others face extinction. But a few that had disappeared from the wilds of the Holy Land have been restored there, thanks to a remarkable collaboration between Israeli and Arab conservationists.
56:46 | #2006 | TV-G
Filmmaker Norbert Wu and his team make the 2,400-mile journey from Christchurch, New Zealand to McMurdo Station, Antarctica to make the first high-definition film of life hidden under the Antarctic ice.
56:35 | #2005 | TV-PG
The cougar, one of North America's last wild treasures, is making a comeback, though the inevitable human/cougar encounters continue to threaten the big cat's survival.
55:56 | #2004 | TV-PG
This up-close and personal look at vampires of the animal world includes fleas, lice, ticks, leeches, mosquitoes, birds, and of course bats.
56:16 | #2003 | TV-G
Dives into deep ocean waters around the world introduce the mysteries of life thousands of feet below the surface.
56:46 | #2002 | TV-G
Every relationship between horse and rider rests on a few fundamental principles: understanding the animal, building trust, maintaining communication, and working in unison.
56:46 | #2001 | TV-PG
Lynn Sherr, television correspondent and author of the book Tall Blondes, travels the world to provide a fascinating look at the giraffe.
00:00 | #1308 | TV-G
The story of a dynasty: a ruling family of chimpanzees in Tanzania whose fortunes Goodall began following 30 years ago.
00:00 | #911 | TV-G
Chronicles the working partnership between fishermen and dolphins around the world and the work of scientists who are attempting to communicate with these intelligent creatures.
56:46 | #1909 | TV-PG
Actor Ewan McGregor goes to the remote Canadian outpost of Churchill on Hudson Bay to investigate the annual invasion of hungry polar bears. In their haste to get out onto the newly frozen ice and hunt for seals, the bears threaten to raise havoc in the town each year.
56:46 | #1908 | TV-PG
The Australian Outback boasts spectacular blue skies and bright red sands, but temperatures soar past 120 degrees in the shade, and water is in short supply. Still, the kangaroo is able to thrive in this harsh environment.
56:46 | #1907 | TV-PG
Sir David Attenborough travels the globe on a quest to discover how human music originated from the calls, cries, and songs of animals.
56:46 | #1304 | TV-PG
Not all penguins are like the familiar, tuxedoed Adélie. This look at the daily lives of these flightless birds includes 17 species of penguins from all over the Southern Hemisphere.
00:00 | #1906 | TV-G
Actress Meg Ryan travels to the remote jungles of northern Thailand in search of the elusive and endangered white elephant.
56:46 | #1905 | TV-PG
Examines the dangerous weather system that swept through Hawaii on January 28, 1998. Surfers who had come from around the world with hopes of riding some of the largest waves ever recorded were denied access by the Coast Guard.
56:46 | #1904 | TV-PG
Sheer nerve, character, and intelligence have earned ravens a place in myth and legend everywhere they are found. But they are also creatures of the heart: When they find a mate, they bond for life.
01:00:00 | #1813 | TV-G
Babies from many species show their irresistible sides as their sometimes fiercely protective parents go about a variety of caretaking duties.
56:16 | #1903 | TV-G
Chronicles the sometimes exasperating efforts of people and wild animals to adapt to each other when their worlds collide—from geese on the golf course and elephant seals in the parking lot to beavers in the back yard and snakes in the ceiling.
56:46 | #1902 | TV-G
A practical perspective on the breeding, training, and behavior of young dogs, along with advice on mistakes to avoid when choosing a puppy.
56:38 | #1901
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ginger Kathrens has been following and recording the life of one extraordinary wild stallion ever since the horse was born.
00:00 | #905 | TV-PG
A close look at the behavorial patterns and social life of the zebra, Africa's most identifiable grazer.
00:00 | #1504 | TV-PG
Elephant expert Cynthia Moss looks at how elephants live in African environments other than Kenya's famous Amboseli National Park.
55:14 | #1609 | TV-G
Over the millennia, plants have developed remarkable ways of dispersing their seeds.
00:00 | #1502 | TV-PG
Explores the stunning geological beauty and diverse animal and plant life of the Grand Canyon.
55:14 | #1816 | TV-PG
Australia is home to the most poisonous animal in the world: the blue-ringed octopus.
56:46 | #1815 | TV-PG-V
A male Cape fur seal is born on the edge of a blazing desert in Namibia. From that moment, he must survive a gauntlet of challenges—leading from the breeding colony to the open sea, and back again—in an attempt to become a "beach master."
56:46 | #1814 | TV-G
The San Diego Zoo's Hua Mei, the first panda born in the United States to survive, is the result of a collaborative effort by American and Chinese scientists to bring the giant panda back from the brink of extinction.
56:46 | #1409 | TV-G
Amazing stories about the varied relationships dogs have with humans—as helpers, healers, protectors, and performers.
56:46 | #1812 | TV-PG
Explores the factors that make winners and losers in the game of life.
56:46 | #1811 | TV-PG-S
The growing study of animal intelligence—from the use of tools by chimps to the apparent ability of many species to communicate among themselves in ingenious ways—casts a new light on the role of the mind.
56:46 | #1810 | TV-PG
The struggle to survive has spawned a remarkable array of symbiotic relationships, bringing together unlikely species as allies.
56:46 | #1809 | TV-PG
Since the dawn of life, an arms race has imbued predator and prey with increasingly sophisticated weaponry.
56:46 | #1808 | TV-PG
Explores some of the ingenious, complex, and dramatic methods of reproduction that ensure the continuation of various species.
56:46 | #1807 | TV-G
In a battle for survival that has lasted four billion years, the odds against any one species are incredibly long. Yet life on Earth is overwhelmingly rich and diverse.
55:45 | #1806 | TV-G
Every year, as the first ice forms around the village of Churchill in Manitoba, the polar bears end their summer fast and head into town.
56:46 | #1805 | TV-PG
Explores the battle of wits and strength between lion and buffalo and reveals the strategies and tactics that mark their struggle.
56:46 | #1501 | TV-PG
The life of the formidable saber-toothed Arctic walrus, both above and below the ice.
56:46 | #1804 | TV-PG
The stories of seven elephants living in captivity.
56:46 | #1803 | TV-G
Examines the wide variety of relationships between humans and birds, as well as some of the more remarkable abilities of these winged wonders.
56:46 | #1802 | TV-G
The octopus doesn't have a skeleton, but it does have the brains and brawn of a top predator, the ability to change color and shape, and eight arms with suction cups that can taste what it feels.
56:46 | #1801 | TV-G
Actress Julia Roberts follows her love of horses to Mongolia, where she lives with nomadic horsemen and their families.
00:00 | #1507 | TV-PG
Follows scientist Mark Van Roosmalen over the course of three years as he interviews the Satare Maues people of the Amazon rainforest in search of a new species of marmoset. These tiny monkeys live in close-knit extended families and share the responsibility of raising the young among many adults.
00:00 | #1410 | TV-G
Australia's bower bird builds a bower to attract a mate, but his success is frustrated by his neighbors' trampling through his work.
00:00 | #1309 | TV-PG
Throughout the plant and animal kingdoms, predators and their prey have developed an incredible array of attack and defense mechanisms to use against one another.
56:46 | #1111
Discusses how humans arrived at definitions of masculine and feminine.
56:46 | #1110
Males of various species prove their worthiness to females.
56:46 | #1109
Natural forces influence courtship, mating, and birth among birds and animals.
56:46 | #1108
An overview of sex in nature, how it came about, and the diverse forms it takes among species.
56:46 | #1602 | TV-PG
Explores the most unusual of the more than 370 species of sharks in the world.
56:46 | #1713 | TV-G
In Florida's ancient lowland cypress forests, where explorers once sought the "Fountain of Youth," certain springs are populated by creatures unchanged for millennia.
56:46 | #1712 | TV-PG
Special effects and dramatic camera techniques produce an up-close look at alterations that living creatures make to their own bodies to adapt to their surroundings.
00:00 | #1601 | TV-PG
An exploration of the world of the charismatic polar bear, including unprecedented film footage of life inside a den where a mother tends to her newborn cubs.
56:46 | #1711
Seasonal changes impel a wide variety of creatures to begin epic migrations to ancient feeding, mating, and breeding grounds.
56:46 | #1710 | TV-G
Examines orchids' remarkable ability to flourish in almost any climate and the strong attraction these showy flowers have always held for humans.
56:46 | #1302 | TV-G
A visit with the squid and octopus who live at depths of a mile or more includes the first film footage ever captured of the "vampire squid."
00:00 | #1510 | TV-PG
A portrait of the "king of the birds," filmed from platforms high in the rainforest canopy and with new air-to-air photography.
00:00 | #1709
Follows members of the three jackal species—black-backed, side-striped, and golden—through the seasons as they struggle to raise and feed themselves and their pups.
56:46 | #1503 | TV-PG
A collection of behind-the-scenes stories about the animals at the world-famous San Diego animal park and the people who care for them. Imari, a lowland gorilla born with severe health problems, struggles to survive. The zoo's four polar bears move into a stunning new home called Polar Bear Plunge. And through research and special breeding programs, zoo scientists work to ensure a future for endangered species such as pandas, white rhinos, and California condors.
56:46 | #1708 | TV-PG
Follows the exploits of Teddy, the 21-year-old alpha female bear of Alaska's McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, and her 18-month-old cub, Toughie, as they emerge from hibernation to begin the arduous struggle for food.
00:00 | #1707 | TV-G
Focuses on the cheetahs' struggle with the natural world and their confrontation with humans.
00:00 | #1603 | TV-PG
Once an important symbol of the West, bison have been rescued from the brink of extinction and now thrive in Yellowstone National Park and on the Great Plains.
56:16 | #1604 | TV-G
Just prior to his 1997 death in a plane accident, the singer/songwriter was filming the natural wonders that inspired many of his best-loved songs.
56:46 | #1706 | TV-G
New findings about these endangered "gentle giants," their mysterious songs, and their not-so-gentle predatory screams.
00:00 | #1506 | TV-G
In order to survive, a family of otters contends with everything from eagles to wily coyotes in Yellowstone National Park.
56:46 | #1608 | TV-G
Amazing tales of feline loyalty, resourcefulness, and courage.
56:46 | #1606 | TV-PG
Explores Icelandic wildlife amid the island nation's active volcanoes and glaciers.
00:00 | #1505 | TV-PG
In rehabilitation centers in Sumatra and Borneo and animal research centers around the world, conservationists are making a heroic effort to save this remarkable, human-like primate.
56:46 | #1705 | TV-G
Remarkable ways in which animals teach; heal; and strengthen the body, mind, and spirit.
56:46 | #1607 | TV-PG
Two bear specialists follow a newly discovered population of Siberian grizzly bears and attempt to help three orphaned cubs survive in the wild.
00:00 | #1704 | TV-G
Chronicles the intensity, precision, teamwork, and emotional nuances of the 1,200-mile Iditarod race through the Alaskan wilderness. The annual marathon grew out of a celebrated medical rescue mission by sled dogs early in the 20th century.
00:00 | #1703 | TV-PG
From the exotic reaches of Mongolia, a comprehensive look at one of the most revered and influential animals in human history: the horse—means of transport, warrior, explorer, laborer, and close companion.
56:46 | #1605 | TV-PG
Master natural history filmmaker Jugo van Lawick captures the "stories" of the animals that inhabit the fabled African plains.
00:00 | #1702 | TV-G
The sweeping beauty of icebergs, towering million-ton islands of pristine ice that have broken free from glacial cliffs to become floating platforms of life.
00:00 | #1701 | TV-G
The "katabatic," a savage wind that sweeps over the Antarctic landscape—often at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour—resculpts the topography of the continent and affects the climate of the entire Southern Hemisphere.
00:00 | #1401 | TV-PG
Closer studies of the sperm whale using new technologies have shattered myths and half-truths about the elusive creature.
56:46 | #1404 | TV-PG
The extraordinary variety and success of pigs, from small and pink to large and ferocious.
00:00 | #1511 | TV-G
This concrete jungle may seem inhospitable to wildlife, but some animals actually thrive there, including peregrine falcons, pigeons, tiger swallowtail butterflies, and raccoons.
00:00 | #1405 | TV-PG
Cynthia Moss has studied the elephant matriarch Echo and her extended family in Kenya's Amboseli National Park for nearly 30 years.
01:28:00 | #1610 | TV-G
Explores animal intelligence through the life and accomplishments of Koko, a 28-year-old western lowland gorilla.
00:00 | #1508 | TV-G
Despite wind and water, every crevice and cave on the edge of the sea blooms with surprising activity and beauty between the tides.
00:00 | #1509 | TV-PG
A family whose garden is beset by persistent wildlife works to find peace and common ground for all.
00:00 | #1402 | TV-PG
Covering only 125 square miles, the Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania has steep sides that simultaneously protect and imprison the wildlife within. The lions that once ruled the crater have been beset by inbreeding, disease, and attack from competing prides, and their declining numbers have seriously imperiled the pride because lions depend on cooperative efforts for survival.
00:00 | #1407 | TV-PG
The ancient and honored skills of wild elephant trainers are called on to handle rampaging elephants that threaten homes and lives in India.
00:00 | #1403 | TV-PG
Like painted warriors, the bright blue and scarlet faces of mandrills peer from the rainforest of West Africa.
00:00 | #1408 | TV-PG
A year in the life of a family of ring-tailed lemurs, the most beautiful and social of Madagascar's primates.
See how new technologies help uncover some cats' most intimate secrets, including the cheetah's gymnastic abilities and why lions are able to hunt cooperatively.
Join some of the world's top squirrel scientists who are making groundbreaking discoveries, from the fox squirrel who can remember the location of 9,000 nuts to the gray squirrel whose treetop leaps are the basis of new designs in robotics.
When lions kill her mate, a wild dog mother must raise two generations of pups all on her own. Witness her loyalty and selflessness in this intimate portrayal of motherhood, filmed over two years.
Travel to the Arctic to follow the life-changing journey of two newborn polar bear cubs as they leave their den for the first time. Bravely led by their mother, the cubs must make the perilous voyage to the sea to feed. Actress Kate Winslet narrates.
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