Anamalai, India's Elephant Mountain

Rising from the hot, dusty plains of Southern India is a mountain range called Anamalai, which means "The Elephant Mountain." This intimate portrait of life in Anamalai begins with the birth of a baby elephant, following it through its first year of life under the ever-watchful eye of its mother and its large extended family. The program also tells the story of the other animals that share this mountain sanctuary and the role of the elephant in creating and maintaining this unique Eden.

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Bhutan, The Last Shangri-La

Bhutan, or the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is the only remaining Buddhist Himalayan kingdom. Shrouded in timeless mystery, Bhutan is one of the few surviving regions whose secrets have passed undisturbed through the millennia. Since 95 percent of the Bhutanese people remain subsistence farmers or pastoralists, they live in harmony with an extraordinary diversity of animals, including the wild buffalo, red panda, Himalayan black bear, takin and blue sheep.

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Borneo, Island in the Clouds

Borneo, the third largest island in the world, straddles the equator across Malaysia and Indonesia. Dominated by Mt. Kinabalu, the tallest peak in Southeast Asia at 13,000 feet, the island teems with exotic plant and animal life. Travel online to the rain forests, jungles and mountains of Borneo to explore its magnificent wildlife.

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Canyonlands: America's Wild West

In the vast American West there is a tough, high, lonely land called the Colorado plateau. Lying mostly in Utah, it extends south into Arizona and east into Colorado. This stark and untamed wilderness is home to an incredible array of creatures, including the grasshopper mouse, burrowing owl, rattlesnake and the resourceful coyote.

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Denali, Alaska's Great Wilderness

Track a year in the life of Alaska's Mount McKinley. Called by Indians "Denali," or "high one," it is the highest mountain in North America. Filmmaker Bruce Reitherman captures all the seasons in this preserved wilderness - from winter darkness, with its temperatures of 60 degress below zero, to the coming of spring with its burgeoning life, to summer with its 20 hours of daylight, and to autumn as the chill returns to the air in mid-September. This land of extreme contrasts is populated by prowling wolves, foraging caribou, hearty Dall sheep, incredible wood frogs and powerful grizzlies, among many others.

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Etosha, Africa's Untamed Wilderness

Southern Africa's Etosha is a vast and ancient land of seasonal paradox. During the blooming of the wet season, this an Eden of glorious abundance in which spring boks, elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, zebras, and giraffe thrive. It is also an Eden that slowly disappears when heat, drought and thirst put all life at risk, except for that of opportunistic vultures.

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Kakadu, Australia's Ancient Wilderness

Kakadu is an 8,000-square mile national park located on Australia's northern coastline. This tropical antipodean wilderness is inhabited by fish that spit to disable their prey, birds that mate in threesomes and kangaroos that box. There are also lizards with frills, green ants and flocks of flying fox.

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Kamchatka: Siberia's Forbidden Wilderness

"Kamchatka: Siberia's Frozen Wilderness" visits the wild and isolated realm of Siberia that has been closed to outsiders for much of the last hundred years. Some of the largest grizzly bears in the world roam Kamchatka's interior, while tens of millions of salmon invade its undammed streams and rivers each summer, just as they have for thousands of years.

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Madagascar, A World Apart

The fourth largest island in the world formed more than 125 million years ago when a piece of the African coast became unhinged and drifted into the Indian Ocean. Isolated from mainland evolution, this eden known as Madagascar became home to some of the most bizarre life forms on earth, including chameleons, mongooses, and lemurs.

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Manu, Peru's Hidden Rainforest

Along the eastern base of the Andes is a great red and winding river named Manu - the life blood and main highway for the Manu Biosphere Reserve. Cascading down from the dry, grassy plateaus at four thousand meters, and falling dramatically into a tangled cloud forest of dwarf trees, giant begonias, orchids and fern, Manu emerges into a spectacular land replete with howler monkeys, skimmers, egrets and macaws. The Reserve offers us a special look at the abundance of life in the rare Amazonian wilderness.

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Namib, Africa's Burning Shore

The Namib is a two thousand kilometer strip of land on the southwestern coast of Africa where the cold Atlantic sea and searing Namibian desert join. The arid land is obscured and enriched by a mist created by the cold Benguela current. Jackals and hyenas struggle to survive on this sandy desert stage. With few watering holes, animals must roam the beach and seek nourishment from the bountiful marine life.

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Ngorongoro, Africa's Cradle of Life

Nearly three million years ago, a massive explosion tore apart an enormous statovolcano in Eastern Africa's Great Rift Valley to form the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the true wonders of the world. Today, the Ngorongoro Crater is a microcosm of African life enclosed in an unique place. This Living Eden is a glorious stage where lions, hyenas, cheetahs, jackals, vultures, servals and wildebeest act out a dramatic story of life and death that was set into motions so long ago.

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Palau, Paradise of the Pacific

THE LIVING EDENS journeys east of India and Indonesia to observe the abundance of marine life that thrives in the waters of "Palau, Paradise of the Pacific." James Coburn serves as the guide through this fascinating undersea world - an intricate city created by some of the richest coral reefs on earth. The special features the work of award-winning producer/cinematographer Al Giddings, a co-producer and director of underwater photography for the movie Titanic.

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Patagonia, Life at the End of the Earth

Ferdinand Magellan stumbled upon this land off the shores of South America. Accounts of what he saw vary: giant, dancing natives or just very large footprints in the sand. It inspired the name Patagonia - the land of the big feet. From the towering mountains of Torres del Paine, across the alkaline basin of the arid steppes, to the sandy shores of the Atlantic coast, filmmaker Jeff Foott captures this alluring realm of wild extremes and bizarre creatures. It is on this magnificent Eden that elephant seals battle with terrific force to win a mate, where giant condors soar on swift currents, where killer whales command the Sea of Valdez and where penguins convene in the thousands.

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South Georgia Island, Paradise of Ice

"South Georgia Island: Paradise of Ice" takes viewers to the most important penguin nesting and breeding area on Earth. Surrounded by glaciers and giant ice floes in the South Atlantic Ocean, this imposing, 106-mile expanse of ice-capped mountains is also home to bull elephant seals.

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Tasmania, Land of the Devils

Off the southeast coast of Australia lies the island refuge of Tasmania. Safe from the forces that have changed much of the Australian continent, Tasmania is an Eden of majestic forests, snow-capped mountain ranges, giant waterfalls, wild rivers and pristine coastlines.

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Yellowstone, America's Sacred Wilderness

High in the wild heart of the American Rockies, Yellowstone is a place of extraordinary landscapes and geysers. Yellowstone expert Paul Schullery guides viewers through the dramatic events that unfold each season.

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