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Leopards of Yala

Leopard Poaching

On any other day, the bulky package might have gone through. But on this day, a postal worker in Sri Lanka decided something was not quite right. Soon, his suspicions were confirmed: Inside the paper wrapping was the soft and beautiful fur of a Sri Lankan leopard — an endangered species that is protected by […]

Leopards of Yala

Interview: Filmmaker Gordon Buchanan

If Gordon Buchanan ever writes an autobiography, the Scottish filmmaker behind NATURE’s Leopards of Yala could title it “From Dishpan Hands to Distant Lands.” As a teenager on the rural island of Mull, Buchanan took a job in an eatery owned by a woman whose husband, Nick Gordon, was a wildlife filmmaker. “I’d be scrubbing […]

Pale Male

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Follow the adventures of Pale Male, a daring red-tailed hawk who manages to thrive in the urban world of New York City. A fearsome predator has been stalking Manhattan for years. But instead of calling the police, New Yorkers have put out the welcome mat and wished him the best of luck. Meet Pale Male […]

Pale Male

Interview: Julie Anne Collier, Raptor Rehabilitator

It’s a worrisome moment: A beautiful young red-tailed hawk takes a tumble while learning how to fly and appears injured. But as viewers of NATURE’s Pale Male learn, the young bird of prey gets a clean bill of health from a “raptor rehabilitator” — a specialist in treating injured hawks, eagles, and owls. Over the […]

Trail of the Cougar

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NATURE’s Trail of the Cougar profiles the “king cat” and its struggle for survival. Hunted almost to extinction over the past three centuries, cougars are making a comeback today, with some 30,000 living in the wilds of North and South America. But still they face uncertain prospects, as human encroachment continues to shrink their natural […]

Trail of the Cougar

Cougar Attacks

One minute, David Parker was stooped under a rock ledge seeking shelter from a drenching rain. The next, the 61-year old Canadian was rolling in a muddy roadside ditch, his jaw smashed, fighting for his life against a 100-pound cougar eager for a meal. Cougar attacks are on the rise in North America. Such ambushes […]

Trail of the Cougar

Interview: Photographer Brian Call

It was perhaps the saddest photograph Brian Call had ever taken. But it may help the Florida panther reach a happy ending in its struggle for survival. Brian Call took this photo of a cougar that was struck by a car. In the spring of 2001, Call — a Florida wildlife illustrator and photographer — […]

The Reptiles

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The Reptiles: Alligators and Crocodiles looks at the ultimate predators at the margins of the water and the land. Some amuse us, others terrify us. They slither, swim, walk and crawl, leap and lunge, and some spend their entire lives contained within a shell. Their ranks include some of the most skillful predators on Earth. […]