Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to the jungles of Northern Sumatra to document the work being done to save its population of wild orangutans. Asia’s most intelligent ape once roamed across the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java, but today, fewer than 7,000 Sumatran orangutans remain in the wild. The film cites rapid deforestation — clearing the land for vast palm oil plantations — as the chief reason for the species’ declining population.
Hunted almost to extinction over the past three centuries, cougars are making a comeback today. Doggedly tracking these magnificent animals, once known as the "king cat," filmmaker Ron Shade provides an incisive look at their prospects for survival.
California is the land of Disney, Hollywood, and freeway traffic jams. But on a much grander scale, it’s also the land of natural marvels, including a coastal paradise where wildlife and flora thrive in an unspoiled environment. This magnificent region is explored in intimate detail in Living Edens: Big Sur.
Horse and Rider explores a horse's the ability to implicitly trust, and perform complex tasks in tandem with, a human partner working toward a common goal. This teaming of horse and rider is arguably the most sophisticated and intriguing example of human-animal cooperation.
Travel around the world and learn more about a one-of-a-kind animal...the giraffe.
Follow as host Ewan McGregor travels to a remote Canadian outpost on Hudson Bay, where he investigates the annual invasion of hungry polar bears.