Animal Odd Couples

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Are animals capable of feeling complex emotions?  Recent observations of unexpected cross-species relationships in zoos and animal sanctuaries around the world may provide some answers.  Endearing interactions between a cheetah and a retriever, a lion and a coyote, a dog and a deer, a goat and a horse, and even a tortoise and a goose offer captivating glimpses of supportive connections in the animal world.  Each interspecies pair challenges the conventional wisdom that humans are the only species capable of feeling compassion and forming long-lasting friendships.  Animal behavior experts weigh in with their opinions, and animal caretakers share their personal experiences with cross-species relationships in this compelling tale of unlikely animal couples. Animal Odd Couples premiered Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 8/7c on PBS.

Read an article about Animal Odd Couples by Dr. Marc Bekoff, who is featured in the film.

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NARRATOR
TOBY LEONARD MOORE

PRODUCED BY
SUSAN K. FLEMING
BILL MURPHY

DIRECTED BY
SUSAN K. FLEMING

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
KEITH BRUST

EDITOR
CAROLE LARSEN

WRITER
SIOBHAN FLANAGAN

ORIGINAL MUSIC
TTG MUSIC
GEOFF BENNETT
ANDRE HIRZ
BEN JOHANNESEN

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
NICK DE PENCIER
SCOTT DaHARB

STORY RESEARCHER
JENNIFER CIRALDO

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
JAYNE JUN

SOUND DESIGN
BRIAN BEATRICE

RE-RECORDING MIXER
ED CAMPBELL

SOUND RECORDISTS
PETER SAWADE
EDWARD THACKER

CAMERA ASSISTANT
KATHLEEN TAYLOR

RESEARCHER
KIRSTEN CHERIAN

PRODUCTION MANAGER
ANDREA MINTY

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
MIZUHO NAKAI

ONLINE EDITOR
MARK DRIVER

COLORIST
DAVID HEDLEY

ASSISTANT ONLINE EDITOR
AMY KARRANDJAS

DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNICIAN
JOSEPH MURNAGHAN

STOCK FOOTAGE

BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA FOOTAGE
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FUM & GEBRA
GETTY IMAGES
EARTH TOUCH
SIMON CARROLL
ISOBEL SPRINGETT

SPECIAL THANKS
BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES,
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
KEEPERS OF THE WILD
MEDICAL SCIENCES CAMPUS,
UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO
WILD HEART RANCH
SHEPHERD’S FARM
MONKEYLAND PRIMATE SANCTUARY

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TRISH BUSH

DIRECTOR
SARA MARINO

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
RONALD LILLIE
WILLIAM JOHNSTON

FOR NATURE

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JANET HESS

SUPERVISING PRODUCER
JANICE YOUNG

SENIOR PRODUCER
LAURA METZGER LYNCH

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
JAYNE JUN

BUDGET CONTROLLER
REKHA MENON

ONLINE EDITOR
PATRICK KRASS

SERIES PRODUCER
BILL MURPHY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FRED KAUFMAN

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KATE FULTON

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CHIE WITT

INTERNS
MICHAEL FEARON
JAYWON CHOE

DESIGNER
JOY WEEENG

PAGEBUILDING
BRIAN SANTALONE

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
BRIAN LEE

CREATIVE DIRECTOR
NICK MILLER

SENIOR DIRECTOR
DANIEL B. GREENBERG