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  Meet Geoffrey, the Scarlet Macaw

Parrot Confidential

Meet Geoffrey, the Scarlet Macaw

Geoffrey was born at the ARA Project, a macaw conservation group in Central Costa Rica. His mother was an ex-pet and his father was poached from the wild. When his mother abandoned her eggs, Geoffrey had to be raised in an incubator. When Geoffrey is old enough, he will be released into the wild. Until then, he is being taught all the things that he will need to know to survive as a wild macaw.

Gorilla Love Games

Love in the Animal Kingdom

Gorilla Love Games

Feats of strength and playing hard to get: How gorillas mate.

Dance of the Blue-Footed Booby

Parrot Confidential

Dance of the Blue-Footed Booby

During mating rituals, male Blue-Footed Boobies show off their feet to prospective mates with a high-stepping strut. The bluer the feet, the more attractive the mate.

  Meet Basil, the Yellow-Naped Amazon

Parrot Confidential

Meet Basil, the Yellow-Naped Amazon

Basil was taken from the wild as a chick in Honduras in 1987. He was shipped to a quarantine station in Florida, probably with other chicks — many of whom would not have survived. It’s estimated that 70 percent of wild-caught parrots died before ever reaching the pet store. Basil survived the odds and finally landed in Massachusetts with a happy and loving family.

  Meet Otter 501

Saving Otter 501

Meet Otter 501

A baby sea otter abandoned on the beach was brought in to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. This is the aquarium's 501st attempt to save an orphan otter. Against all odds, will she be able to return to her home in the wild?

   Asia and Australia | Full Episode

Earthflight: Asia and Australia

Asia and Australia | Full Episode

Japanese cranes dance in the snow, swallows and swifts visit the Forbidden City, lorikeets, cockatoos and budgies form giant flocks in Australia, pigeons guide us through India, and geese fly miles above the Himalayas.