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Spy in the Wild: A NATURE mini-series

Orangutan Learns to Saw Wood

A female orangutan shows off her sawing skills in a contest with an animatronic ‘spy orang.’

Spy in the Wild: A NATURE mini-series

‘Spy Sloth’ Meets Real Sloth

A robotic ‘spy sloth’ gets a close-up view of the mini-ecosystem contained in a sloth’s fur. Eeeww…gross!

Spy in the Wild: A NATURE mini-series

The Origins of ‘Spy in the Wild’

Series producer and director John Downer talks about the origins of the ‘Spy in the Wild’ mini-series, overcoming the challenges of building ‘spy creatures’ and what he hopes people take away from the series.

Spy in the Wild: A NATURE mini-series

Chimp Makes Orphaned Genet Cat His Pet

‘Spy Bushbaby’, an animatronic camera, is helping document a unique event. A chimp has adopted an abandoned baby genet cat and is keeping it for a pet. He treats it gently, mindful not to hurt it.

Spy in the Wild: A NATURE mini-series

Crocodile Mom Scoops Up Babies in Mouth

In Uganda, a Nile crocodile comes ashore to gather her babies. Despite having the most powerful bite in nature, she carefully gathers them in a throat pouch beneath her deadly teeth and shepherds them to the water. An animatronic ‘spy croc’ tags along for the ride.  

Snowbound: Animals of Winter

Full Episode

The coldest and snowiest places on earth pose a challenge to anyone visiting such locations as the Arctic Circle or Antarctica, but what about the year-round animal population? How do they cope for many months with life in these frozen wonderlands where temperatures can plummet to as low as minus 50 degrees? Gordon Buchanan, a […]

Snowbound: Animals of Winter

Arctic Fox Dive Bombs Prey Hidden in the Snow

With acute senses the arctic fox can hear lemmings under the snow.  To catch one he uses a special pouncing technique known as ‘moussing’. But moussing isn’t always easy-–especially for a beginner!

Snowbound: Animals of Winter

Reindeer Noses Really Do Glow Red

Reindeer traditionally pull sleighs and have a popular reputation for red, glowing noses. But behind this folklore there is some surprising truth – an in-genius adaptation which helps them survive the extremes.