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Nature Season 35 Episodes

12 Episodes 2016 - 2017

Episode 1

Super Hummingbirds

Wed, Oct 12, 2016 57 mins

An examination of hummingbirds, which possess the ability to fly backwards, upside-down and even "tread" air. Included: How they drink a flower's nectar; why they thrive at high altitudes; and how they mate, lay eggs, fight and raise families.

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Episode 2

My Congo

Wed, Oct 19, 2016 57 mins

Congo native and cinematographer Vianet D'jenguet explores the beauty of his homeland in this documentary, which finds him visiting the sites of happy family memories, touring a chimpanzee sanctuary and filming the wildlife in national parks. He also meets a forest-dwelling tribe that reveres his great-grandfather.

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Episode 3

Giraffes: Africa's Gentle Giants

Wed, Oct 26, 2016 57 mins

A herd of wild giraffes in Africa is relocated by one man, his family and a band of enthusiastic helpers.

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Episode 4

The Story of Cats, Part 1: Asia to Africa

Wed, Nov 2, 2016 57 mins

Part 1 of 2. The story of cats, which first arose in the forests of Asia before spreading across the continent and eventually conquering Africa.

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Episode 5

The Story of Cats, Part 2: Into the Americas

Wed, Nov 9, 2016 57 mins

Conclusion. The arrival of cats in the Americas is recalled. Also: the rise of domestic cats. Among the featured breeds: the jaguar; urban mountain lion; ocelot, Canada lynx; margay; Siamese; and Sphynx.

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Episode 6

Snowbound: Animals of Winter

Wed, Jan 11, 2017 57 mins

A look at how wildlife survives in the Arctic Circle and Antarctica. Among the featured creatures: the wolf; Arctic fox; bison; reindeer; lynx; weasel; polar bear; penguin; Weddell seal; and woolly bear caterpillar.

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Episode 7


Wed, Mar 29, 2017 57 mins

How climate change is impacting Yosemite National Park.

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Episode 8

Viva Puerto Rico

Wed, Apr 12, 2017 57 mins

The efforts to restore Puerto Rico's rich biological heritage, including manatees, parrots and turtles, are examined.

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Episode 9

Hotel Armadillo

Wed, Apr 19, 2017 57 mins

An exploration of the holes dug by the elusive giant armadillo in the Brazilian rain forest.

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Episode 10

Forest of the Lynx

Wed, Apr 26, 2017 57 mins

A look at the remote forests of the Kalkalpen National Park in Austria, which is the largest area of wilderness in the Alps, reveals that the forest's cycle of growth and decay rules the landscape—as does, after a 150-year absence, the lynx. Also featured: pygmy owls; woodpeckers; and colorful insects.

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Episode 11

Dolphins: Spy in the Pod

Wed, May 3, 2017 60 mins

Part 1 of 2. Spy creatures, including a spy dolphin, spy nautilus and spy turtle, capture the dolphin's "superpod" behavior, including strange gatherings and gang rivalries.

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Episode 12

Dolphins: Spy in the Pod

Wed, May 10, 2017 60 mins

Conclusion. The mysteries of dolphin communication and strategies are explored. Included: the orca, which is the largest member of the dolphin family; and Dall's porpoises, which are the fastest dolphins in the world.

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