Premieres Wednesday, November 21, at 8:00 p.m. (check local listings)
Filmed over two years by cinematographer Kim Wolhuter (Nature: The Cheetah Children), NATURE takes viewers into the heart of an African wild dog family. When lions kill her mate, a wild dog mother called Puzzles suddenly must raise two generations of pups all on her own without the help of a pack. Witness the loyalty and selflessness that sets wild dogs apart from other large, social carnivores in this deeply intimate portrayal of motherhood. But in this unforgiving Zimbabwe wilderness, it turns out the top dogs are the big cats – lions are the wild dogs’ ultimate enemies. The young dogs provide some light-hearted moments while discovering the world around them, but as they grow up, they must face these eternal enemies on their journey to independence.
Production Credits Print
Nature is a production of THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET and PBS. For Nature, Fred Kaufman is Executive Producer. Bill Murphy is Series Producer and Janet Hess is Series Editor. Dogs in the Land of Lions is a production of HAT CREEK PRODUCTIONS, MAVELA MEDIA and THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET, in association with TERRA MATER FACTUAL STUDIOS. The documentary is produced by Adrian Bailey and Kim Wolhuter. Directed and written by Robyn Keene-Young. Edited by Adrian Bailey. Cinematography by Kim Wolhuter. Researched by J. Weldon McNutt. Original Music by Bleeding Fingers Music. Narrated by Tom Harges.