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The Story of Cats

Did the American Cheetah Make the Pronghorn Fast?

The American pronghorn is the second fastest land mammal on the planet – reaching speeds of fifty miles an hour. But it’s pace long baffled scientists. It’s speculated that an arms race between the american cheetah and the pronghorn may be the reason for the antelope’s remarkable speed.

The Story of Cats

Meet the ‘Monkey Cat’

The clouded leopard is the most ancient type of cat alive today and its genetic blue print is shared by all cats. Every feline species alive today shares the clouded leopard’s razor sharp canines, heightened senses and their extreme agility.

My Congo

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Despite the number of years living and working as a wildlife cameraman in Europe, Vianet D’jenguet always carried fond childhood memories of the Congo wherever he traveled. “My Congo” represents his first opportunity to film in his native country and he takes viewers to his favorite places to witness the diversity of wildlife, stunning landscapes, […]

The Story of Cats

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The two-part mini-series “The Story of Cats” premieres  November 2 & 9, 2016 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Cats are among the most feared and revered creatures on the planet.  Their power, strength, and enigmatic nature have fascinated us for centuries.  They’ve dominated human culture since the dawn of civilization.  Go […]

Super Hummingbirds

Statement from Scientist Chris Witt on Testing Hummingbird Flight in a Reduced Oxygen Environment

Our experiments tested the abilities of individual hummingbirds to fly in reduced oxygen, such as occurs at extreme high altitudes. The results allow us to understand the limits of high-altitude performance, how these limits differ among species, how they relate to genetic characteristics, and how they predict the elevational range limits of species. These experiments […]

Super Hummingbirds

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Hummingbirds are amazing creatures to behold. They are the tiniest of birds, yet possess natural born super powers that enable them to fly backwards, upside-down, and float in mid-air. Their wings beat faster than the eye can see and the speed at which they travel makes people wonder if it was indeed a hummingbird they […]

Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants

Giraffe Anatomy 101

Weighing up to two tons, the giraffe is a colossal animal and unlike any other. Dr. Julian Fennessy walks us through the giraffe’s unique anatomy by examining the bones of a enormous male specimen.

Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants

Wildlife Vets Take Down Giraffe — To Save It!

Men and women in charge of caring for Uganda’s wildlife have gathered from across the entire country to capture a rare Rothschild’s giraffe. Lead by Dr. Julian Fennessy, their goal is to transport the animal across the Nile River, to an area safe from oil drilling.