NATURE investigates the sometimes exasperating efforts of people and wild animals to adapt to each other when their worlds collide in Animals Behaving Badly.
The escalating battle for space on this planet between people and wild animals has grown increasingly one-sided, as humanity asserts its domination. But a few intrepid species are successfully challenging, harassing, and even exploiting us on our own turf.
How people are dealing with these incursions — and what we can learn from them to the benefit of both wildlife and humans — is the amusing and enlightening focus of Animals Behaving Badly. The filmmakers traveled to various parts of the United States and Canada, and as far away as New Zealand and Australia, to show us examples of animals behaving “badly,” and of the varying human reactions.
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About the Writer
Sarah Birnbaum is an educational Web producer in New York.
Thirteen Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York's Kravis Multimedia Education Center in New York City. Anthony Chapman, Director of Interactive & Broadband. Bob Adleman, Business Manager. Carmen DiRienzo, Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Affairs.
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Original Music by
COTTRELL MANGUM MUSIC
Additional Editing by
SEAN T. HANNAN
Art Director, Squirrel Experiment
Additional Stock Footage Researchers
HENNINGER MEDIA SERVICES
Sound Design and Mix by
COLER ENTOMOLOGICAL SERVICES
JEFFREY LAZARUS AND PHYLLIS COHEN
THE SQUIRREL LOVERS CLUB
SOSO R. WHALEY
Stock & Home Video Footage
AMI NEW ZEALAND
BBC WORLDWIDE AMERICAS, INC.
CHANNEL 9 PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
DDB NEW ZEALAND
WILLIAM E. MASON
NATURAL HISTORY NEW ZEALAND, LTD.
NHK (JAPAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
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JERRY D. PRESTON
TV3 NEW ZEALAND
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WILDLIFE FILMS BOTSWANA
THE WPA FILM LIBRARY
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
For DEVILLIER DONEGAN ENTERPRISES:
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN
Executive In Charge
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