Despite living in the wild in Botswana for 30 years, filming, researching and exploring the world they have come to know so well, award-winning filmmakers and conservationists Dereck and Beverly Joubert say they are often still surprised by what they come across on their journeys. Such was the case when the couple were exploring the […]
Filmmakers and conservationists Dereck and Beverly Joubert come face-to-face with a herd of angry elephants. Their only option is to stare the elephants down. If they try to flee, it could provoke an attack.
“Pets: Wild At Heart” (two-part miniseries) premieres Wednesdays, October 21 & 28, 8 p.m. on PBS. Check local listings.
When most people think of birds, what common attributes typically come to mind? Many will cite a bird’s ability to fly, sing and use its feathered wings to take flight. So it may seem a bit strange that included in the more than 10,000 species of birds in the world today is a group that […]
Dogs can pick up on many odors that humans can’t detect. That’s because a dog has around 300 million smell receptors in its nose, while humans only have about 6 million. This powerful sense of smell plays important role in finding a mate.
The budgerigar, known in the U.S. by the generic name “parakeet”, can see and feel things that humans can’t.
Domestic cats are derived from a wild African species that moved in with humans some 10,000 years ago. Although they no longer have to hunt their own food, even as kittens, they display a number of traits that make them effective killers.