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.
A look at some of the planet’s great gatherings, creatures that come together in inconceivable numbers – sometimes in millions, billions, and even trillions.
Once valued for their fur or hunted as pests, these industrious rodents are seen in a new light through the eyes of this novel assembly of beaver enthusiasts and “employers” who reveal the ways in which the presence of beavers can transform and revive landscapes.
In the frigid valleys of Japan’s Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys make their way and raise their families in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows their place.
Joe Hutto’s idea of research is anything but normal, dedicating seven years of his life to becoming a wild mule deer. The herd would ordinarily run from any human but, incredibly, these keenly intelligent animals come to regard this stranger as one of their own.
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.