Season 8, Episode 5 The New Zoos
First Aired: January 21, 1998
How new zoos and aquariums keep their inhabitants healthy and happy. Included: mental stimulation for polar bears; surgery on a fish; rehabilitation of abandoned harbor seals; research on giant-panda communications. Alan Alda hosts.
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- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: Science, technology and nature are examined with insight, humor and an eye on the practical, with smartly paced reports on such subjects as the big-bang theory, robots, the relationship between stress and illness, and whether we are alone in the universe.… (more)