The squirrel family – from tiny chipmunks to big prairie dogs – is one of the most widespread on Earth. There are almost 300 species of squirrels that can glide through the air, outwit rattlesnakes, and survive the coldest temperatures of any mammal. Discover the secret to their success.
Left disabled without fins, flippers, beaks, or tails because of disease, accidents, or even human cruelty, some unfortunate creatures need our help. Amazing prosthetics made possible by the latest engineering and technology are able to provide just what they need, and the resulting innovations are benefiting humans and animals alike.
For a year, wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson lives on the River Shannon on a quest to film the natural history of the Ireland's greatest geographical landmark and longest river as it has never been seen or heard or experienced before.
The relentless little honey badger is one of the most fearless animals in the world, renowned for its ability to confront grown lions, castrate charging buffalo, and shrug off the toxic defenses of stinging bees, scorpions, and snakes. Three badger specialists in South Africa investigate these masters of mayhem.
The crested black macaque is an unusual-looking monkey endemic to rainforests of Indonesia. These striking black primates first caught the attention of wildlife cameraman and biologist Colin Stafford-Johnson 25 years ago. But since then, their numbers have dropped by almost 90 percent, so the filmmaker returns to the island to discover why and how he could help.
The coywolf is a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that first appeared within the last 90 years - in evolutionary terms, a blip in time. Tag along as scientists study this new top predator, tracking it from the wilderness of Ontario’s Algonquin Park all the way to the streets of New York City.