‘Nature’ schedule for spring 2018

“Nature” shows the world from an animal point of view each Wednesday at 7 p.m.

March 21

“Forest of the Lynx”
Travel deep into the remote forests of the Kalkalpen National Park in Austria – the largest area of wilderness in the Alps. Abandoned and unmanaged by man for close to a quarter of a century, the forest’s dramatic cycle of growth and decay now rules the landscape. Watch via Passport.

March 28

“Leave It to Beavers”
Using their skills as natural builders and hydro-engineers, beavers are being recruited to accomplish everything from finding water in a desert to recharging water tables and coaxing life back into damaged lands. Watch via Passport.

April 4

“Sex, Lies and Butterflies” – New
Explore the astounding abilities of butterflies: 360 degree vision, deceptive camouflage, chemical weaponry and fantastic flight. Look beyond their bright colors and fragile beauty, and follow them on one of the greatest migrations on earth. Watch via Passport.

April 11

“Moose: Life of a Twig Eater”
Deep in the wilds of Jasper National Park, a moose calf faces tough odds at the best of times. Venture high into Canada’s Rockies to see how a calf can survive its first year. Watch online.

April 25

“Natural Born Rebels: Hunger Wars” – New
Meet the animals who will steal, cheat and fight to get food, including kleptomaniac crabs, thieving macaques, con artist spiders, tricky tigers, and cannibalistic lizards. (Also Fri. 4/27 at 1 a.m.; Sat. 4/28 at 6 p.m.) Watch online.

May 2

“Natural Born Rebels: Survival” – New
Some animals will do whatever it takes to survive. Cockatoos turn to vandalism, boxer crabs hold anemones hostage, sloths become filthy, puff adders have an ‘invisibility cloak’ to hide themselves, and chimps use violence to stay in power. Watch online.

May 9

“Natural Born Rebels: The Mating Game” – New
Getting ahead in the mating game requires some astonishing behavior-from promiscuous prairie dogs, to backstabbing manakins, kidnapping macaques, and hyenas with a bad case of sibling rivalry. Watch online.

May 16

“Super Hummingbirds”
They possess natural born super powers that enable them to fly backwards, upside-down and float in mid-air. With high speed camerawork and breakthrough new science, enter the fast-paced world of hummingbirds as never before. Watch online.

May 23

“The World’s Most Wanted Animal” – New
Join conservationist Maria Diekmann in the crusade to save pangolins, the most trafficked animal in the world. Learn about these little-known yet highly desired scaly mammals whose basic biology remains a mystery, hampering conservation efforts.

May 30

“Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giant”
What does it take to relocate a herd of wild giraffes in Africa? One man, his family and a band of enthusiastic helpers are about to find out. Their journey will take them across the wild heart of Uganda, crossing the mighty Nile River. The size of this operation cannot be underestimated, particularly when your cargo is so precious. That’s because these are no ordinary giraffes, they are in fact the world’s rarest. Any mistake could be costly, not only for the giraffes being moved but also for an entire species.

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