Walking with Giants: The Grizzlies of Siberia

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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

Television Credits

Narrated by
KEITH DAVID

Writer
FRANCES BERRIGAN

Camera
MIKE HERD

Camera Assistant
ALISTAIR KENNEIL

Location Sound
ALISTAIR KENNEIL
IAN HERRING

Graphics
DIMENSION EDGE ANIMATION

Post-Production Supervision
DIGI-PRO PRODUCTIONS

Production Accountant
ANDREA DROEGE

Post-Production Lab
RAINMAKER DIGITAL PICTURES

Post-Production Supervisor
TERRY HUTCHESON

On-Line Editor
FRED W. RICHTERS

Stock Footage
NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA ARCHIVES
MAUREEN ENNS

Audio Post Production
DICK & ROGERS SOUND STUDIO

Dubbing Mixers
ROGER MONK
DICK ABBOTT
KEN LOMAS

Production Management
WEST POINT PRODUCTION SERVICES
ANNA MISHCON

Associate Producer
MAUREEN ALI

Editor
DARYL K. DAVIS

Executive Producer
FRANCES BERRIGAN

Producer and Director
IAN HERRING

For NATURE

Series Editor
JANET HESS

Music Composed by
GREG LaPORTA

Coordinating Producer
JANICE YOUNG

Producers
JESSICA SIEGEL
JILL CLARKE

Researchers
SUSANE LEE
GIANNA SAVOIE

Production Assistants
PATTY JACOBSON
ERIKA HAENDEL

Manager
EILEEN FRAHER

Production Manager
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN

Editor
PATRICK GAMBUTI, JR.

On-Line Editor
BARRY GLINER

Sound Mixer
ED CAMPBELL

Supervising Producer
BILL MURPHY

Executive In Charge
WILLIAM GRANT

Executive Editor
GEORGE PAGE

Executive Producer
FRED KAUFMAN

Produced in association with:
Europe Images International
Dieter Gaebler Fernsehproducktion
TV Asahi
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.

Web Credits

Producer
RONNIE GODEANU
MARY HOPE GARCIA

Art Director
SABINA DALEY

Designers
LENNY DROZNER
KAREN MATTSON
RADIK SHVARTS

Pagebuilding
BRIAN SANTALONE

Writer
DAVID MALAKOFF

Production Artist
RUIYAN XU

Technical Director
BRIAN LEE

Content Consultant
GIANNA SAVOIE

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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