The Urban Elephant

Elephants have a history of captivity that stretches over 200 years. They participate with humans in a surprising array of professions, including tourism, construction, and performance. And their gigantic footsteps may disappear from the face of the earth.

Premiered November 19, 2000

Extraordinary Birds

The gift of flight would seem reason enough for humanity's fascination with birds. But there's even more to it than that. Birds are remarkable for a wide range of exceptional physical abilities, for their indications of intelligence, and -- for some species -- their surprising level of rapport with humans.

Premiered November 12, 2000