What would it be like to see the world from a bird’s perspective? Sophisticated camera techniques take viewers on an aerial adventure over six continents.
Leopards may be smaller than lions and slower than cheetahs, but it is believed there are roughly ten times more of them than lions, tigers and cheetahs combined. How have they achieved this? The key to their success is their cunning, stealth, and adaptability. From South Africa to Sri Lanka, leopards live secretly, clinging to the shadows.
Filmmaker Sooyong Park on the emotional challenges that come with filming the natural world in extreme isolation.
View footage of the first wild Siberian tiger filmmaker Sooyong Park caught on film.
The second hour of "Dogs That Changed the World" details the explosion of the basic working dog types into the roughly 400 breeds known today; explores concerns about today’s competitive breeding and its effect on dogs’ health and well-being; and outlines dogs’ potential role in medical care for human beings.
This film explores how the domestication of dogs might have taken place, including the theory of biologist Raymond Coppinger that it was the animals themselves — and human trash — that inspired the transformation. The genetic analysis of Peter Savolainen of the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden has placed the origins of domesticated dogs — and those of the first dog — in East Asia.
Great Zebra Exodus explores parenthood and the fragility of young life—from zebras to lapwings to meerkats. It’s a tale of loyalty and sacrifice, of home and exile, of death and new life, set against the backdrop of one of Africa’s most surreal landscapes.
In the Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Pans, meerkat pups struggle to master the animal's signature upright posture while the adults go in search of food. An adult will often stay behind and babysit the pups while the other meerkats are away from the den. "Great Zebra Exodus" premieres May 15, 2013 at 8/7c (check local listings).