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Inside the Animal Mind

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Intriguing surprises await viewers Inside the Animal Mind a three-part NATURE miniseries. We all believe that our pets are both intelligent and sensitive. After all, they understand our commands, read our moods, and know just how to manipulate us to get what they want. In some ways, they anticipate our behavior as accurately as we […]

Horses

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Web Resources We recommend the following Web sites for those interested in subjects presented on the program. All links are valid as of March 8, 2002. Carousel Riding Center http://www.carouselridingcenter.org Learn more about Carol Wooley’s therapeutic riding center and the medal-winning horse Carousel. American Quarter Horse — Characteristics http://www.storeybooks.com/main/horse/horse_pages/horse_breeds/quarter_horse.html#Anchor-Breed-35882 Traits of one of the world’s […]

Horses

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They gallop and trot, whinny and neigh, capturing our imagination — and our hearts. Indeed, horses are said to have done more to change human history than any other domestic animal, once upon a time carrying explorers to new frontiers and mighty armies to great conquests. Though their glory days may be in the past, […]

A Conversation with Koko

A Friendship Blossoms

It was supposed to be a short-term research project. Instead, it became a lifetime of learning. And, along the way, people learned to see gorillas in a whole new light. A CONVERSATION WITH KOKO tells the remarkable story of Dr. Francine “Penny” Patterson’s nearly 30-year relationship with Koko, a western lowland gorilla she taught to […]

A Conversation with Koko

All Thumbs

When Dr. Francine “Penny” Patterson began teaching Koko sign language, it soon became apparent that gorilla hands were shaping the language in a unique way. But as A CONVERSATION WITH KOKO dramatically shows, the difference wasn’t surprising, for gorilla hands are shaped quite differently than a person’s. In particular, gorilla thumbs are smaller than ours, […]

A Conversation with Koko

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This program doesn’t just talk with an ape, it carries on an intimate, decades-long dialogue with her. The story documents the incredible development of a gorilla named Koko, whose learning of American Sign Language (and understanding of spoken English) gives new meaning to the ideas of animal intelligence and inter-species communication. Witness an animal who […]

Alien Empire

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Monarch butterflies have one of the world’s most fascinating migration paths. Every fall, thousands of the black-and-orange butterflies fly west to their wintering grounds in California and Mexico, covering the trees there with their bright shimmering wings. The remarkable sight attracts scores of tourists: Pacific Grove, CA, has earned the nickname “Butterfly Town, U.S.A.” for […]

Alien Empire

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Alien Empire is a six-part documentary series hosted by John Shrapnel, taking us into the bizarre, fascinating world of insects with amazing graphics. Combining cutting-edge computer animation with live-action footage and powerful magnifying cameras, the series offers a startling “insect’s eye-view” of their own extremely complex existence. Each episode of the series deals with topics: […]