A Squirrel’s Guide to Success

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Premieres Wednesday, November 14, at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

The squirrel family – from tiny chipmunks to big prairie dogs – is one of the most widespread on Earth. There are almost 300 species of squirrels that can glide through the air, outwit rattlesnakes, and survive the coldest temperatures of any mammal. What is the secret to their success?  Uncover the extraordinary abilities of these cheeky nut lovers as a filmmaker puts their problem-solving to the test on a specially designed obstacle course.  Join some of the world’s top squirrel scientists who are making groundbreaking discoveries – from the brainy fox squirrel who can remember the location of 9,000 nuts, to the acrobatic gray squirrel whose tree-top leaps are the basis for new designs in robotics.  And see the world through the eyes of an orphan red squirrel called Billy, as he grows up and develops all the skills he will need to be released back into the wild.

Production Credits Print

Narrated by
ANA GASTEYER

Produced and Directed by
TOM JARVIS

Edit Producer
GILLIAN TAYLOR

Film Editor
ROSS MCFALL

Researcher
DOUGLAS PARKER

Director
ROWAN CRAWFORD

Photography
GEORGE WOODCOCK

Additional Photography
CHARLIE STODDART
STEFAN OTTO

Online Editor
CAS CASEY

Colorist
DAN GILL

Dubbing Editor
BEN WOOD

Dubbing Mixer
MATT COSTER

Graphics
HELLO CHARLIE

Edit Assistant
ALAN NEAL

Carpenter
JAMES LAMPARD

Production Team
HARRIET LAWRENCE
ELLA MORGAN

Series Producer
HOLLY SPEARING

Production Coordinators
LEANNE HAMILTON
SARAH RICHES

Production Manager
PAULINE GATES

Unit Manager
KATE GORST

Archive
SANDESH KADUR

Series Editor
ROGER WEBB

Special Thanks
UC BERKELEY
JUDY JINN
AMANDA ROBIN
SCOTTISH SPCA NATIONAL WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTRE FISHCROSS
SIENA COLLEGE

For NATURE

Series Editor
JANET HESS

Senior Producer
LAURA METZGER LYNCH

Coordinating Producer
JAYNE JUN

Associate Producer
JAMES F. BURKE

Legal Counsel
BLANCHE ROBERTSON

Digital Producer
HEATHER TONER

Social Media Editor
KAREN HO

Audience Engagement
CHELSEY SAATKAMP

Budget Controller
JAYNE LISI

Online Editor
CHRIS GUIDO

Re-Recording Mixer
JON BERMAN

Original Funding Provided in Part by
The Arnhold Family In Memory Of Clarisse Arnhold
Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III
Kate W. Cassidy Foundation
Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust
Kathy Chiao and Ken Hao
Anderson Family Fund
Filomen M. D’Agostino Foundation
Rosalind P. Walter
The Halmi Family in memory of Robert Halmi, Sr.
Sandra Atlas Bass
Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Series Producer
BILL MURPHY

Executive Producer
FRED KAUFMAN

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