Season 29, Episode 14 Bears of the Last Frontier

First Aired: May 8, 2011

Part 1 of 3. Bear ecologist Chris Morgan undertakes a yearlong motorcycle journey through Alaska's bear country to gauge the state of the ursine population. The odyssey begins in June on the Alaska Peninsula, where grizzlies use the long days to feed, mate and raise their cubs. Along the way, he experiences close encounters with some bears; observes battles between males; and watches tender moments between a grizzly mother and her cubs.

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  • Premiered: October 10, 1982
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  • 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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