Season 29, Episode 12 Survivors of the Firestorm

First Aired: April 17, 2011

How nature rebounded from a 2009 wildfire in the Australian state of Victoria that decimated more than a million acres of forest. Wildlife Health Center personnel nursed injured animals, including wombats and kangaroos, back to health while nature also took root on its own, with dormant buds sprouting from beneath fire-insulating bark; orchids and lilies blooming in profusion; and birds competing for food and nesting sites. Also: rare possums are provided with feeding stations and nest boxes.

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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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