While praised as protectors, hippos are often seen as violently aggressive, destroying crops and sometimes harming those who underestimate their surprising speed and agility. NATURE takes you to the sands of the Luangwa River’s Hippo Beach to explore these fascinating animals.
NATURE’s The Lost World will take you to the very heart of a world that precious few have visited. This land of incredible beauty and abundance, of harrowing rides and deadly climbs, harbors a journey you will never forget — and a story millions of years in the making.
Thousands of tons of war wreckage sank into the fabled lagoons of the South Pacific islands during the naval and air battles of World War II. But instead of devastating the region’s underwater ecology, the detritus of human conflict turned into artificial reefs, upon which fantastic mini-ecosystems took shape.
Unexplained declines in many wildlife species have created A Mystery in Alaska. The Steller’s sea lions that populate Alaska’s coastline are rapidly disappearing from one of the last great wildlife strongholds of the world, and no one knows why. Naturalist filmmaker Shane Moorebrings a sense of urgency and new understanding to this puzzle in this film.
Over a period of six years, Jehan Kumara, a businessman from Sri Lanka’s capital city of Colombo, and Dr. Ravi Samarasinha, a physician from the local countryside, devoted their spare time to tracking leopards in Yala, which contains the largest concentrations of leopards in the world.
Endangered biblical animals are poised for a comeback in NATURE’s Lost World of the Holy Land. Vigorous and inventive programs by Israeli and Arab conservationists are underway to stabilize and restore these endangered animal populations.