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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…)

Premiered: October 10, 1982

Rating: TV-G

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Natural Born Hustlers: Sex, Lies and Dirty Tricks Season 34, Episode 9 Jan 27, 2016 Paid

In Natural Born Hustlers, you'll meet the shape shifters, mimics, masters of disguise and illusion, cheats and sneaks in the animal world. From double-crossing cuttlefish to shady squirrels, bearded lady lions, and criminal monkeys, this three-part series reveals the modus operandi of remarkable animals going to elaborate lengths to claw their way to the top.Sex, Lies and Dirty Tricks: From artful illusions to blatant cheats, some males will do whatever it takes to trick the competition and beguile the girl. Size, style, and skill are all used to best advantage – or faked, if necessary.

Soul of the Elephant Season 34, Episode 4 Oct 14, 2015 Paid

Ironically, every dead elephant with its ivory intact is a reason to celebrate. It means an elephant died of natural causes, not bullets, snares or poison, and a soul was allowed to be celebrated and mourned by its herd. Award-winning filmmakers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert start with the remains of two bull elephants and through a series of key flashbacks, look at the lives they would have led, the dramas they may have seen, their great migrations for water with their families, and their encounters with lions and hyenas. This film, shot over two years, is an intimate look at elephants through the lens of perhaps the greatest storytellers of natural history.

Big Birds Can't Fly Season 34, Episode 3 Oct 7, 2015 Paid

Of all the birds he’s filmed over the years, David Attenborough finds these big birds the most comical. They are the Flintstones of the bird world – a group whose lineage can be traced back to when dinosaurs walked the earth. The ostrich, the emu, and the rhea – together with the kiwi and the cassowary – are essentially the court jesters of the avian world, because they can’t do the one thing that birds are famous for doing. They can’t fly. But exactly how – and why – did these birds abandon flight? It’s been one of the natural world’s great mysteries. And now DNA is promising to give us the answer. Among their number is the fastest bird on land, whose chicks hatch ready to run. One has dagger-sharp talons; another, killer thighs. One is a bird that is heard, but seldom seen, and only in the pitch black dead of night, does it call. So you could say these groups of birds are real oddballs. But they’re a family with a remarkable success story…despite having never flown a day in their lives.

Nature's Miracle Orphans: Wild Lessons Season 34, Episode 2 Sep 30, 2015 Paid

Growing up wild is hard – even harder when you’ve lost your mom. But for some orphans, there are havens, rescue centers where dedicated individuals are helping them to make it on their own. It’s a demanding job, as many require long-term, round-the-clock care. Yet the caregivers persevere, and not just because they believe every animal deserves a chance at a wild life. Forming supportive bonds with these helpless, tiny creatures, providing them with carefully monitored feedings and medical attention, as well as greatly needed affection, training, security and comfort, clearly brings rewards beyond measure to each of them in turn. In this captivating two-part mini-series, fall in love with baby koala Danny, tiny wallaby Neil, baby sloth Newbie, young kangaroo Harry and baby fruit bat Bugsy, and with their caring foster mothers, who give so much of themselves to help these little orphans find their way back to the wild.

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Nature Season 5
As the most watched documentary film series on public television, Nature delivers the best in original natural history films to audiences nationwide.
Nature Season 5
As the most watched documentary film series on public television, Nature delivers the best in original natural history films to audiences nationwide.
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As the most watched documentary film series on public television, Nature delivers the best in original natural history films to audiences nationwide.
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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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