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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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Season 22, Episode 11 Flight School

First Aired: April 11, 2004

Endangered whooping-crane chicks are trained for survival and a 1200-mile migration flight by scientists, who lead the journey in ultralight aircraft after raising the flock in disguise as cranes to act as the birds' surrogate parents in a process of social bonding called imprinting. The flock starts with 10 young whoopers, but physical and personality differences weed out some chicks prior to takeoff.

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