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NATURE invites viewers to share the inspiring beauty and harsh realities of survival in the land of the Big Red Roos.
Can the secrets of our past be found in the jungle? And what can it tell us about our future? Accompany researchers in NATURE’s Deep Jungle: The Beast Within as they explore tropical forests for clues about the origins of humans and what our own future might hold. In a bid to understand the genesis of […]
In the Amazon — the world’s largest rainforest — trees fight to the death for water and sunlight. Giant spiders as big as dinner plates take shelter in underground lairs. Buzzing bees and scurrying mammals help hold together an amazing web of life that centers on the Brazil nut tree. One of the world’s largest […]
From an early age, Biruté Galdikas — the scientist featured in NATURE’s FROM ORPHAN TO KING — knew she wanted to study animals and be an explorer. But she probably never dreamed that she would become famous, and even somewhat controversial, as an expert on one of the world’s most endangered primates. Born in Germany […]
To capture the intimate family portraits in A Lemur’s Tale, filmmaker Adrian Warren spent five months painstakingly trailing a lemur troop through the forests of Berenty in southern Madagascar. “You crawl on your belly from dawn to dusk, day after day — the trick is to stay with them and gain their confidence,” says the […]
In the late 1500s, adventurers on a Portuguese expedition to the tangled forests of Madagascar, a large island off southeastern Africa, were awakened from their sleep by haunting howls. From the darkness around their flickering campfires, the worried explorers saw shining eyes peering back at them. Lemurs haunted early Portuguese adventurers. Some were convinced they […]
Animals Behaving Badly filmmaker John Rubin is president and producer/executive producer of Rubin Tarrant Productions (RTP). He is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who turned to documentaries after completing his Ph.D. in cognitive science at M.I.T. in 1986. Rubin was a member of National Geographic Television’s Natural History Unit from 1993-1997. NATURE Online spoke with Rubin […]