What to Watch May

Elephant calf (Loxondonta Africana) displaying and playing in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.
Beverly Joubert/© Wildlife Films

After starting this month with our live, multi-platform broadcast, American Spring LIVE, (now streaming) Nature continues to bring you the beauty of the natural world all month long. Here’s a look at all the shows we’re serving up for May…

May 8 – Moose: Life of a Twig Eater


One intrepid cameraman undertakes the challenge of following and filming a mother moose and her newborn calf for a full year in Jasper National Park, a rugged wilderness that covers over 4,000 square miles, to see how it grows, how it learns from its mother, and how it avoids danger. This stunningly intimate nature documentary takes viewers deep inside the world of moose to experience a mother’s love and a calf’s first year of life in a very up close and personal way.

May 15 – Equus: Story of the Horse


Episode 1: Origins
Explore the fascinating evolutionary journey of the horse, from its tiny forest-dwelling ancestor called the Dawn Horse to the modern steed. Encounter scientists unlocking the genetic basis of horsepower and decoding their emotional intelligence.

May 22 – Equus: Story of the Horse


Episode 2: Chasing the Wind
Discover how humans have partnered with the horse throughout the centuries, creating more than 400 breeds, from the Yakutian Horse to the Arab Horse, found all around the world.

May 29 – Soul of the Elephant


Award-winning filmmakers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert start with the remains of two bull elephants and through a series of key flashbacks, look at the lives they would have led, the dramas they may have seen, their great migrations for water with their families, and their encounters with lions and hyenas. This film, shot over two years, is an intimate look at elephants through the lens of perhaps the greatest storytellers of natural history.

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