Category “Nature”

Jaguars Born Free

In this Natural World special, three tiny orphaned jaguar cubs are discovered in a Brazilian forest. A family decide to take the place of their mother and train them to become wild again. Over two years they must learn to climb trees, swim, and hunt for their dinner. If they can be successfully released, it will give new hope to these rare animals. Narrated by Zoe...

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A Murder of Crows

Although cultures around the world may regard the crow as a scavenger, bad omen, or nuisance, this bad reputation might overshadow what could be regarded as the crow's most striking characteristic - its intelligence. New research indicates that crows are among the brightest animals in the world. A Murder of Crows brings you these so-called feathered apes, as you have never seen them...

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Alone in the Wilderness

Dick Proenneke retired at age 50 in 1967 and decided to build his own cabin on the shore of Twin Lakes. The first summer he scouted for the best cabin site, and cut and peeled the logs he would need for his cabin. Dick Proenneke returned the next summer to finish the cabin where he lived for over 30 years. Dick filmed his adventures, and Bob Swerer later turned the film into a video so we can all watch this amazing man build his cabin by...

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ANTS: Nature’s Secret Power

Every ant hill is a secret society, one of millions spread across the globe, for millions of years ant have been transmitting clandestine messages and following invisible trails. Only now are we truly coming to understand them, to crack their secret codes. Bert Holldobler studies miniature cities of ants in his laboratory and he has dedicated his life to uncovering the secret world of these aliens. It is certainly true that up close ants do look alien, they can support 100 times their own weight, stand upside down on glass, consume vast amounts of food and run huge distances. Each ant is a...

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Australia’s Deadliest: Shark Coast

Western Austrailia's stunning coastline has recently been ravaged by a deadly predator, the community it appears in under siege, with beaches being closed left, right and centre, tourism as well has taken a hit. Austrailia's largest state, Perth, has become the deadliest shark attack zone on the planet. The Great White Shark is a fierce predator and was responsible for 5 fatalities within just 10 months back in 2014, with two having been totally consumed, two bitten in half and the fifth was so severely mauled he later lost his life. In this National Geographic film we get a first hand...

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Behind Blue Eyes

There are only thirteen known Leucistic alligators in the world. Gatorland located in Orlando, Florida is home to four of the thirteen Leucistic and is the biggest collection in the world. This short Documentary is the amazing story of how the four 'white' gators came from the swamps of New Orleans to Gatorland, Florida. Gatorland’s rare leucistic alligators were discovered in Louisiana deep within a swamp in 1986. Because of their white skin, in the wild they would have attracted the attention of predators and would have been killed at a young age. The workers who found them took...

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Buck

Buck, reveals the life story of real-life horse whisperer, Buck Brannaman. A living legend in the horse world, Buck Brannaman was the inspiration for The Horse Whisperer. For this true cowboy, horses are a mirror of the human soul. Reared by an abusive father, Buck eschews violence. By teaching people to communicate with horses through instinct, not punishment, he frees the spirit of the horse and its human comrade. Crisscrossing the world with Zenlike wisdom, Buck promulgates grace in the bond between man and horse. The animal-human relationship becomes a perfect metaphor for...

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Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life

David starts his journey in Darwin’s home at Down House in Kent, where Darwin worried and puzzled over the origins of life. David goes back to his roots in Leicestershire, where he hunted for fossils as a child, and where another schoolboy unearthed a significant find in the 1950s. And he revisits Cambridge University, where both he and Darwin studied, and where many years later the DNA double helix was discovered, providing the foundations for genetics. At the end of his journey in the Natural History Museum in London, David concludes that Darwin’s great insight revolutionized the way...

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Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice follows National Geographic photographer James Balog as he sets out across the Arctic in order to deploy several cameras, specifically designed to capture time-lapse footage with the goal of documenting how the landscape is changing over time due to the rapid melting of the world's...

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