When it comes to skin care, hippos need a little help. Unable to pick up a stick and scratch their own backs, they’ve gone into partnership with a fish called the barbell. Barbells nibble away all the ticks and parasites and on a hippo’s skin. Their service even includes dental hygiene.
It won’t come as any surprise that survival is the number one goal in the animal kingdom. But to ensure success on a continual basis, many creatures have opted to form alliances rather than go it alone. There are all kinds of partnerships to fulfill different needs, but as this film explains, these relationships are […]
Travel to the jungles of Sumatra with cameraman Joe Pontecorvo and ecologist Chris Morgan to film elusive wild orangutans.
We typically associate lions with Africa and with good reason. Of the roughly 20,000 lions left in the wild, almost all are found in Africa. With one notable exception: the Asiatic lions of the Gir forest. The Asiatic lion (panthera leo persica) is similar in most respects to its African cousins. The most prominent differences […]
As India’s population booms, her legendary wildlife has been squeezed almost out of existence. But the commitment of the Indian people to preserve their wildlife is surprising – leading even to bringing back what has been lost. Against a backdrop of teak forest, farmland and villages, this film explores the extraordinary story of Asia’s last […]
Half a mile from an Indian village, two cow-killing male lions rest in the shade. A lioness approaches with several small cubs. In order to help spread their genes, male lions will often kill cubs that aren’t part of their direct bloodline. However, these males begin playing with the cubs, indicating they are probably their […]
What happens when people are reunited with the wild animals with which they forged a deep bond years ago? Will these gorillas, elephants, cheetahs and chimpanzees still recognize their human caregivers and how will they react? That is the premise of this program which also raises the question whether wild creatures can really experience emotions […]