Animals Behaving Badly

About

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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Online content for Animals Behaving Badly was originally posted May 2003.

Production Credits Print

Web Credits

Producer
RONNIE GODEANU

Art Director
SABINA DALEY

Designers
LENNY DROZNER
KAREN MATTSON
RADIK SHVARTS

Pagebuilding
BRIAN SANTALONE

Writer
SARAH BIRNBAUM

Production Artist
RUIYAN XU

Production Assistance
MENDY JOHNSON
PETER TIERNEY

Technical Director
BRIAN LEE

Content Consultant
GIANNA SAVOIE

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.

Television Credits

Produced, Written and Directed by
JOHN RUBIN

Supervising Producer
ANNE TARRANT

Narrator
CRAIG SECHLER

Associate Producer
SARAH WERNER

Edited by
JIM OHM

Production Coordinator
KURT TONDORF

Original Music by
COTTRELL MANGUM MUSIC

Cinematography by
KEITH BRUST
GARY HENOCH
BARRY LANK
RICH LERNER
HILARY MORGAN
BRETT WILEY

Videography by
KURT TONDORF

Developed by
CHARLES FOLEY

Additional Editing by
MATT SULLIVAN

Sound
STEVE BORES
SARA CHIN
CHARLES DIXSON

Assistant Camera
BROCK CAPELL
NATE CLAPP
THOMAS SPINGOLA
MATT THURBER

Grips
BRUCE CLAYDON
SEAN T. HANNAN

Researcher
ERICA COLER

Art Director, Squirrel Experiment
MICHAEL CATALDO

Additional Stock Footage Researchers
JAMES HAILE
ROBERT ROSALES

Editbox
VICKY BRADEN
PARK GROUP

Colorist
LAUREN MESCHTER
HENNINGER MEDIA SERVICES

Sound Design and Mix by
KARL KALBAUGH
PARK GROUP

Special Thanks
COLER ENTOMOLOGICAL SERVICES
MATTHEW FIEHN
FORMALWEAR
PETER HUGHES
ADAM LAZARUS
JEFFREY LAZARUS AND PHYLLIS COHEN
BOB SKINNER
RHONDA STRUMINGER
THE SQUIRREL LOVERS CLUB
DAVE TAYLOR
THEODORE THOMAS
SOSO R. WHALEY
ARTHUR ZERVAS

Stock & Home Video Footage
AMI NEW ZEALAND
BEST SHOT
BBC WORLDWIDE AMERICAS, INC.
CHANNEL 9 PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
CONUS COMMUNICATIONS
DDB NEW ZEALAND
ENERGY FILM
FAST FOOTAGE
FAST IMAGES
BOB LANDIS
WILLIAM E. MASON
NATURAL HISTORY NEW ZEALAND, LTD.
NHK (JAPAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
NINE NETWORK AUSTRALIA PTY, LTD.
PIER 39
JERRY D. PRESTON
JUDY SIMONS
MANFRED TRINZEN
TV3 NEW ZEALAND
UNITED WILDLIFE
CHRISTIAN AND NANCY WERNER
WESH-TV
WMUR-TV
WILDLIFE FILMS BOTSWANA
THE WPA FILM LIBRARY
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
ZDF

For DEVILLIER DONEGAN ENTERPRISES:

Production Manager
DENISE GLENNON

Program Development
REBECCA GOLDFIELD

Supervising Producer
GREG DIEFENBACH

Executive Producers
RON DEVILLIER
BRIAN DONEGAN

For NATURE:

Series Editor
JANET HESS

Supervising Producer
JANICE YOUNG

Producers
PATTY JACOBSON
JILL CLARKE

Associate Producer
GIANNA SAVOIE

Researcher
SUSANE LEE

Production Assistant
IRENE TEJARATCHI

Production Secretary
SARAH CHRISTMAN

Manager
EILEEN FRAHER

Production Manager
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN

On-Line Editor
BARRY GLINER

Audio Mix
ED CAMPBELL

Series Producer
BILL MURPHY

Executive In Charge
WILLIAM GRANT

Executive Producer
FRED KAUFMAN

A Co-production of Rubin Tarrant Productions, Thirteen/WNET New York, and Devillier Donegan Enterprises

This program was produced by Thirteen/WNET New York, which is solely responsible for its content.