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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 18, Episode 5 Wisdom of the Wild

First Aired: December 5, 1999

Exploring ways that animals aid humans in mind, body and spirit. Included: researchers in Tanzania follow a chimp with a parasitic disease to see what herbal remedy it chooses. Also: a Florida program in which dolphins assist learning-disabled children; a visit to an elephant orphanage in Kenya; youth in Colorado bonding with horses in their care.

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Season 18, Episode 4

November 21, 1999

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Inside the Animal Mind: Are Animals Intelligent?

Season 18, Episode 6

January 4, 2000