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!
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.
Snowbound: Animals of Winter airs Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). 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 […]
The producers of the NATURE mini-series Spy in the Wild share the most memorable, harrowing and hilarious moments working with a host of animatronic ‘spy creatures’. Click through the slideshow below for photos of the spy creatures and their stories.
John Downer Executive Producer and Director of John Downer Productions A passionate zoologist, John has been making ground breaking nature documentaries for the BBC for over 30 years. He made his name by abandoning the traditional style of nature documentaries and pioneering a highly inventive subjective approach. Using new technology and dramatic story-telling techniques he […]
In the second part of The Story of Cats, we discover how cats first crossed from Asia into North America and how they went on to become the top predators of the continent. Today there are 13 feline species in the Americas – from the mighty jaguar, to the urban mountain lion, to the curious […]
The NATURE mini-series The Story of Cats features cats from around the world, from the lush jungles of Asia to snow swept peaks of the Himalayas to the comfort of our own homes. What could be more perfect than our closest feline companions watching their wild relatives on TV? Want to get in on the fun? […]
In the first episode of The Story of Cats, we discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, how they spread across the continent, and later came to conquer Africa. We reveal how they evolved flexible limbs to climb, giant bodies to survive in the cold, and super senses to catch prey. […]