Bears and humans tread common ground in NATURE’s Walking with Giants: The Grizzlies of Siberia.
Jutting into the North Pacific from Siberia, Kamchatka is a rugged peninsula of volcanic craters and steep valleys. While its impenetrability once made Kamchatka the perfect home of a notorious Soviet prison camp, its isolation also has kept it a haven for one of Earth’s last giants, the grizzly bear.
In fact, there are more grizzlies per square mile there than anywhere else on the planet. The discovery of this bear sanctuary gave two naturalists, Charlie Russell and Maureen Enns, the opportunity they’d been looking for — to live among the grizzlies and study them in close proximity to understand their true nature.
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Online content for Walking with Giants: The Grizzlies of Siberia was originally posted February 1999.
Production Credits Print
DIMENSION EDGE ANIMATION
RAINMAKER DIGITAL PICTURES
FRED W. RICHTERS
NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA ARCHIVES
Audio Post Production
DICK & ROGERS SOUND STUDIO
WEST POINT PRODUCTION SERVICES
DARYL K. DAVIS
Producer and Director
Music Composed by
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN
PATRICK GAMBUTI, JR.
Executive In Charge
Produced in association with:
Europe Images International
Dieter Gaebler Fernsehproducktion
Discovery Channel, Canada
With the assistance of
Canada Television and Cable Production Fund
License Fee Program
A Co-Production of Cicada Films/Parallax Film Productions and Thirteen/WNET New York
This program was produced by Thirteen/WNET New York, which is solely responsible for its content.
MARY HOPE GARCIA
About the Writer
David Malakoff is a journalist covering research discoveries and the politics of science for SCIENCE MAGAZINE in Washington, D.C. His writing has appeared in a wide range of venues, including THE ECONOMIST, THE WASHINGTON POST, and ABCNews.com.
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