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Yellowstone Otters

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Yellowstone National Park, in northern Wyoming, is home to some of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. Studded with bubbling mud pots, steaming hot springs, and roaring geysers, the park is visited by more than 4 million people every year. It’s also a haven for wildlife like coyotes, elk, bears, bison, and foxes. […]

Orangutans: Just Hangin’ On

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Orangutans are our close relatives. It’s easy to fall under the charming spell cast by the auburn hair and quizzical expression of a playful youngster — especially when the child in question is a baby orangutan. These apes, featured in the NATURE program Orangutans: Just Hangin’ On, stir our emotions easily. Whether it’s their alert […]

The Elephants of Africa

Life of an Elephant

Africa. Sprawled across this continent are vast savannahs, seemingly endless deserts, and impenetrable rain forests. Each region is dotted with a unique array of wild animals, from elusive leopards to the delicate, gazelle-like bongo. However, roaming throughout every African ecosystem is one constant: the elephant, which makes its home in every type of landscape. As […]

The Elephants of Africa

Tale of the Trunk

With the two finger-like points on the end of its trunk, an African elephant can pick up fruit the size of a marble — or a branch a foot thick. This elongated proboscis is an incredibly versatile tool: it provides a means for smelling, breathing, and touching, not to mention drinking and eating. Mothers caress […]

The Elephants of Africa

The Poaching Problem

Between 1979 and 1989, the worldwide demand for ivory caused elephant populations to decline to dangerously low levels. During this time period, poachings fueled by ivory sales cut Africa’s elephant population in half. Since they were big targets and sported the largest tusks, savannah elephants took the worst hit. But as soon as these elephants […]

Incredible Suckers

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NATURE’s takes you into the depths of the ocean to discover the secrets of INCREDIBLE SUCKERS. The most remarkable life still undiscovered on our planet will certainly be found in the sea. As new machines explore this inner universe and penetrate depths beyond our reach, we are finding creatures — such as cephalopods — that […]

Incredible Suckers

Web & Print Resources

Web Sites Ocean Planet: In Search of Giant Squid http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/OCEAN_PLANET/HTML/squid_expedition.html An interactive Web exhibit, via the Smithsonian Institution, on Dr. Clyde Roper’s quest for live giant squid. The Cephalopod Page http://www.thecephalopodpage.org/ FAQ and a wealth of information about these creatures. Cephalopoda http://tolweb.org/tree?group=Cephalopoda&contgroup=Mollusca Basic information and references about cephalopods. Cephalopod International Advisory Council http://www.nerc-bas.ac.uk/public/mlsd/ciac/index.html A cephalopod […]

The Elephant Men

Additional Resources

Online Resources We recommend these Web sites for those interested in the subjects shown on the program. All links are valid as of May 26, 2000. Asian (Indian) Elephant www.panda.org/resources/publications/species/threatened/AsianElephant/ A detailed report from the World Wildlife Fund. The Elephant Sancturary www.elephants.com/ Web site of a Tennessee habitat refuge developed specifically for endangered Asian elephants. […]