Touching the Wild

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.

Premiered April 16, 2014

My Bionic Pet

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.

Premiered April 9, 2014

Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem

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.

Premiered February 19, 2014

The Funkiest Monkeys

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.

Premiered January 29, 2014