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Though it is endangered, many places in Africa seem ideal for the African Hunting Dog to thrive. Yet every time the predator appears to be making a come back, fate deals it another cruel blow. Can the curse of the African Hunting Dog ever be lifted?
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While diving off the Brazilian coast to capture and measure the growth of once-extinct sea turtles, scientists are approached by a previously undiscovered species of turtle. Does this new animal pose a threat to the recovering sea turtles of Brazil?
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- Premiered: January 8, 2013
- Rating: None
- Premise: Chronicling the plight of the oryx, an antelope species that was successfully conserved and reintroduced to the wild in the 1980s, only to be judged endangered for a second time by 2000.