Season 18, Episode 12 Jackals of the African Crater

First Aired: February 27, 2000

“It's a dog's life for jackals,” says narrator Keith David at the outset of this hour following three species of the doglike mammal as they live and die in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater. Jackals are wily and aren't picky eaters (they hunt, scavenge, gather mushrooms and aren't beneath eating insects). They bond in families and mate for life but can be vicious to fawns and wildebeests---and, as seen here, to jackals that aren't immediate family members.

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  • Premiered: October 10, 1982
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: 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)

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