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NATURE’s The Reptiles: Lizards¬†explores the world of the great escape artists of the wild, and looks at their remarkable bag of tricks. The Reptiles series concludes with the most extraordinarily diverse of all reptiles. Lizards can be found on mountain tops, in the oceans, and in deserts and forests. Viewers meet some of nature’s most […]

The Reptiles

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NATURE’s The Reptiles: Turtles and Tortoises¬†takes a close look at ancient creatures marching slowly through the millennia. A turtle’s shell is among the most peculiar but successful pieces of design in the natural world. Unchanged for 200 million years, it has allowed the various species of turtles to populate almost everywhere in the world. But […]

Bloody Suckers

Leech Therapy

They bite, slither, and slide — and they save fingers and lives. While the sight of a wriggling, blood-sucking leech may make many people feel queasy, the spineless worms can also help people feel better — as NATURE’s BLOODY SUCKERS shows. The ancient physician’s art of using leeches has made a modern medical comeback: the […]

Tall Blondes

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Travel around the world and learn more about a one-of-a-kind animal, as Lynn Sherr presents a beguiling portrait of giraffes. Lynn Sherr, the award-winning correspondent for ABC TV’s 20/20 newsmagazine, went to Africa for the first time in 1973 and fell in love — with giraffes. “They were a dazzling, unexpected revelation: gawky, graceful anomalies; […]

Gremlins: Faces in the Forest

Jungle Neighbors

Woolly monkeys live high in the trees. The marmosets and tamarins of the NATURE program GREMLINS: FACES IN THE FOREST share the jungle with many other creatures. Here’s a look at some of them. Woolly monkeys live in the South American rainforest from northern Colombia to Peru. Like marmosets and tamarins, they live in large […]

Gremlins: Faces in the Forest

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A “gremlin” can fit in a person’s hand. Deep in the Amazon jungle live creatures, small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, that spend their days in the vertical world of the rainforest and their nights in hollow tree trunks. Beloved by the local Satare Maue Indians, who live alongside them, marmosets […]

Under Antarctic Ice

Interview with Norbert Wu

The man behind the incredible images in NATURE’s Under Antarctic Ice is Norbert Wu, an independent photographer and filmmaker who has photographed in nearly every conceivable locale, ranging from the freezing waters of the Arctic and Antarctic to the coral reefs and jungles of the tropics. Wu’s work has appeared in thousands of books and […]

Under Antarctic Ice

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Beneath Antarctica’s frozen seas lies one of Earth’s most stable and vibrant ecosystems — and one of its most enchanting realms. Visit a fantastic world hidden “Under Antarctic Ice.” On the surface, it’s the bleakest of lands, with ferocious winds, flightless birds, and enough ice to flood half the planet’s population if it were to […]