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A classic series of films exploring nature and man in various cultural and historical contexts. Beginning in the 1960s (when they aired on CBS), the specials set a standard for vivid documentary filmmaking and the many `Nat'l Geo' prizes include Emmys for `Mysteries of the Mind' and `The Invisible World.' With the advent of cable, the specials evolved into...

Return of the Wolf

First Aired: November 15, 2000

“Return of the Wolf” follows mother nature's “top dogs” as they are reintroduced to Yellowstone Park in 1995-96. They are “the ultimate canine predators,” says narrator Michael Carroll, but humans hunted them out of the park in the early 20th century, and their absence upset the park's ecological balance. That was good news for elk; their return, as seen here, is bad news. The hour follows one pack in the year after they're brought in from Canada. “We wanted nature to function they way it was,” says park biologist Doug Smith, “not the way humans have made it.”

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