The male peacock jumping spider must dance for his life. In order to woo a female and avoid being eaten, he performs an intricate dance using a brilliantly colored fan attached to his abdomen. If the female approves, he is allowed to mate. If not, he becomes her next meal.
Great things come in small packages and animals are no exception to the rule. Learn the epic survival stories of the world’s smallest animals as NATURE shines a light on these tiny heroes who have evolved extraordinary skills and achieved mindboggling feats: from a tiny sengi, considered the cheetah of the shrew world, to a hummingbird who […]
For nearly two years in the forested hills of Zimbabwe, wildlife cameraman Kim Wolhuter shadowed a wild cheetah family on foot, to reveal in intimate detail the cubs’ remarkable journey to adulthood and their mother’s dedication in raising them.
On Malilangwe Game Reserve in Zimbabwe a female cheetah has been keeping a secret–she’s the mother of five new cubs. The new mom has just over a year to teach them how to survive in the wilderness without her. Follow this cheetah family through the eyes of conservationist and cameraman Kim Wolhuter.
Watching mom is the best way for cheetah cubs to learn how to hunt. She stalks and takes down a ram almost twice her weight, but ‘down’ doesn’t always mean ‘out’ with such a powerful opponent.
The Cheetah Children premieres nationwide Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). The film will be available to stream the following day via pbs.org/nature and PBS OTT apps. Life on the African plains is a constant struggle, and for a single mother rearing her offspring, the odds seem to be stacked against them. This is an […]
Helen Macdonald’s best-selling book H Is for Hawk told the saga of a grieving daughter who found healing in training a goshawk. Now she digs deeper into the world of these raptors by following a family in the wild and raising a goshawk of her own.
Author and falconer Helen Macdonald takes her new goshawk Lupin out for a first test flight. As a precaution, the hawk is tethered with a long line of braided cotton called a creance and outfitted with a radio transmitter should it fly out of sight.