Season 20, Episode 8 Big Red Roos

First Aired: April 14, 2002

A look at the harsh life of kangaroos in the Australian outback, where the marsupial's struggles include preying eagles and dingos, 140-degree heat, deadly floods, lethal mosquito-borne parasites and humans' increasing demand for kangaroo meat. Also: the impact of 19th-century European settlers upon outback wildlife.

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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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