Great Yellowstone Thaw

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Journey to Yellowstone, where wildlife survives one of the greatest seasonal changes.

Journey with Kirk Johnson to Yellowstone, where wolves, grizzlies, beavers and Great Gray owls survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet. As the temperature swings 140 degrees, cameras capture how the animals cope.

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Greater Yellowstone is a place of extremes, and the wildlife must deal with one of the toughest springs on Earth. To understand how they cope, we follow a number of iconic wildlife families – including wolves, grizzlies, Great Gray Owls and beavers. Using the latest filming technology, the team of scientists and cameramen track the animals and analyze what’s going on. Host Kirk Johnson, the Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History, heads the team.

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