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PBS's signature (and multi-award-winning) natural-history series uses gifted wildlife documentarians and stunning photography to reveal what its first host, Donald Johanson, called `the magic and mystery of the fascinating natural world.' The series has ga (more…)

Premiered: October 10, 1982

Rating: TV-G

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Owl Power Season 33, Episode 6 Feb 18, 2015 Paid

For centuries, the mysterious nighttime lives and uncanny hunting skills of owls have made them fascinating hallmarks of children’s stories and folk tales the world over. But what actually makes owls so special? Bird trainers Lloyd and Rose Buck and their very special family of owls, eagles, falcons, geese, pigeons, and two newly-hatched barn owls – Luna and Lily – provide a rare opportunity to learn more about these unique birds. Using the latest in camera technology, computer graphics, x-rays and super-sensitive microphones, we can take a brand new look at owls in more detail than ever before. The real stories behind how they hunt, how their vision and hearing works, and how they fly so silently are influencing 21st century technology and design.

Penguin Post Office Season 33, Episode 5 Jan 28, 2015 Paid

In the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula there’s a unique British post office surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery including 3,000 Gentoo penguins. You will see their four-month drama unfold against the backdrop of their lives–primarily, cruise ships with enthusiastic tourists to photograph the penguins, and buy postcards to send to friends and family around the world–from the Penguin Post Office.

Invasion of the Killer Whales Season 33, Episode 3 Nov 19, 2014 Paid

As the ice shrinks in the Arctic, polar bears are struggling to survive in a fast melting world. Although classified a marine mammal, the polar bear is not adapted to hunting in the water. And it is certainly no match for the world’s greatest aquatic hunter — the killer whale. In the last few years, scientists have noted an ever-growing number of killer whales in Arctic waters in the summer months. More and more have been attracted to these hunting grounds by the growing expanse of open water. They attack the same prey as the polar bears: seals, narwhal, belugas and bowhead whales.

A Sloth Named Velcro Season 33, Episode 2 Nov 5, 2014 Paid

Sloths, once largely ignored, have become a hot topic of scientific researchers. Sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers are also springing up, as development often displaces these gentle creatures. Filmed in Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia, this is a story of friendship between a journalist and the sloth she named Velcro and a network of people working to learn more about sloths in order to protect them.

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Ireland's Wild River(Season 32, Episode 7) PBS

Wildlife filmmaker Colin Stafford-Johnson chronicles the four seasons along the Shannon, Ireland's longest river, and its many tributaries.

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The Mystery of Eels(Season 31, Episode 10) PBS

Naturalist James Prosek examines the freshwater eel, sharing what's known about its behavior while detailing how it's become the center of a multibillion dollar business—Japan alone consumes 130,000 tons of eel a year. In Maine, baby eels are caught in t (more…)

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The Mystery of Eels(Season 31, Episode 10) PBS

Naturalist James Prosek examines the freshwater eel, sharing what's known about its behavior while detailing how it's become the center of a multibillion dollar business—Japan alone consumes 130,000 tons of eel a year. In Maine, baby eels are caught in t (more…)