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Jungle Animal Hospital (Episode #3316)

KQED World: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 2:00 PM

Witness the day-to-day drama at one of the world's wildest hospitals deep in the Guatemalan jungle. A vet and his team take on dangerous challenges as they care for endangered animals - from stitching up a rare baby bird to wresting a crocodile.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 24, 2016 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 23, 2016 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 23, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Nature's Perfect Partners (Episode #3315H)

KQED Plus: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

Learn the value of teamwork among animal partners, even ones as odd but perfect as hippo and fish. There are times in life when all you need is a little help. Sea and land animals collaborate using brainpower to solve complex problems and stay alive.

Jungle Animal Hospital (Episode #3316)

KQED 9: Wed, May 18, 2016 -- 8:00 PM

Witness the day-to-day drama at one of the world's wildest hospitals deep in the Guatemalan jungle. A vet and his team take on dangerous challenges as they care for endangered animals - from stitching up a rare baby bird to wresting a crocodile.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 24, 2016 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 23, 2016 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 23, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 19, 2016 -- 2:00 AM

Nature's Perfect Partners (Episode #3315H)

KQED World: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 2:00 PM

Learn the value of teamwork among animal partners, even ones as odd but perfect as hippo and fish. There are times in life when all you need is a little help. Sea and land animals collaborate using brainpower to solve complex problems and stay alive.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 17, 2016 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 16, 2016 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 16, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

The Last Orangutan Eden (Episode #3206H)

KQED Plus: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to the jungles of Northern Sumatra to document the work being done to save its population of wild orangutans, which is quickly dwindling due to deforestation. Morgan spends time with orphaned orangs at rehabilitation centers observing the process of teaching them the survival skills they'll need to be released back into the wild. But to truly understand the complexity of a wild orangutan society and the skills the orangs would have learned from their mothers in the wild, Morgan travels to a remote patch of forest also in Northern Sumatra, a peat swamp forest known as Suaq Balimbing. Suaq is in a protected area and part of a World Heritage Site. Working with a team of experienced researchers, he becomes completely immersed in this unique social band of wild orangs who use tools, share food, forage together, and create their own distinct culture. For the first time, advanced cameras are used to follow the orangs throughout the canopy to provide an intimate, clear picture of how these arboreal apes spend their days and nights and interact with one another.

Invasion of the Giant Pythons (Episode #2708H)

KQED Life: Fri, May 13, 2016 -- 7:00 PM

Florida's Everglades National Park is one of the last great wildlife refuges in the United States, home to numerous unique and endangered mammals, trees, plants, birds and turtles, as well as half a million alligators. However, the Everglades is also the dumping ground for many animal invaders over 15 species of parrot, 75 kinds of fish and 30 different reptiles from places as far away as Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. All of the intruders found their way into the park either by accidental escape from pet owners or intentional releases by people no longer wishing to care for an exotic species. Add to the mix tens of thousands of giant pythons, snakes that can grow to 20 feet and weigh nearly 300 pounds, some released into the wild by irresponsible pet owners, some escapees from almost 200 wildlife facilities destroyed by Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The predatory pythons slithered into this protected wilderness and thrived, and the refuge has consequently become less of a haven and more of a killing ground every day since then.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, May 14, 2016 -- 1:00 AM

Nature's Perfect Partners (Episode #3315H)

KQED 9: Wed, May 11, 2016 -- 8:00 PM

Learn the value of teamwork among animal partners, even ones as odd but perfect as hippo and fish. There are times in life when all you need is a little help. Sea and land animals collaborate using brainpower to solve complex problems and stay alive.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, May 17, 2016 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 16, 2016 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 16, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 13, 2016 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 13, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 12, 2016 -- 2:00 AM

Jungle Eagle (Episode #2903H)

KQED 9: Tue, May 10, 2016 -- 1:30 PM

The most powerful raptor in the world, the harpy eagle, hides away deep in the South American jungle. Harpy eagles are barely ever seen, let alone filmed. In this extraordinary documentary, our team of cameramen steps into the world of this monkey-eating eagle and even risks injury to obtain intimate pictures of them bringing back large monkeys to the nest. The tables soon turn, however, as one of these massive birds starts following the team.

The Last Orangutan Eden (Episode #3206H)

KQED World: Mon, May 9, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to the jungles of Northern Sumatra to document the work being done to save its population of wild orangutans, which is quickly dwindling due to deforestation. Morgan spends time with orphaned orangs at rehabilitation centers observing the process of teaching them the survival skills they'll need to be released back into the wild. But to truly understand the complexity of a wild orangutan society and the skills the orangs would have learned from their mothers in the wild, Morgan travels to a remote patch of forest also in Northern Sumatra, a peat swamp forest known as Suaq Balimbing. Suaq is in a protected area and part of a World Heritage Site. Working with a team of experienced researchers, he becomes completely immersed in this unique social band of wild orangs who use tools, share food, forage together, and create their own distinct culture. For the first time, advanced cameras are used to follow the orangs throughout the canopy to provide an intimate, clear picture of how these arboreal apes spend their days and nights and interact with one another.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, May 9, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

Jungle Eagle (Episode #2903H)

KQED World: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 2:00 PM

The most powerful raptor in the world, the harpy eagle, hides away deep in the South American jungle. Harpy eagles are barely ever seen, let alone filmed. In this extraordinary documentary, our team of cameramen steps into the world of this monkey-eating eagle and even risks injury to obtain intimate pictures of them bringing back large monkeys to the nest. The tables soon turn, however, as one of these massive birds starts following the team.

Owl Power (Episode #3207)

KQED Plus: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

For centuries, owls have been fascinating hallmarks of children's stories and folk tales the world over. What actually makes owls so special? Using the camera technology, computer graphics, x-rays and ultra-microscopes available in the modern world, take a new look at owls in more detail than ever before. The real stories behind how they hunt, how their vision and hearing work, and how they fly so silently are influencing 21st-century technology and design, from high-tech aircraft and submarines to innovative hearing aids.

The Last Orangutan Eden (Episode #3206H)

KQED Life: Fri, May 6, 2016 -- 7:00 PM

Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to the jungles of Northern Sumatra to document the work being done to save its population of wild orangutans, which is quickly dwindling due to deforestation. Morgan spends time with orphaned orangs at rehabilitation centers observing the process of teaching them the survival skills they'll need to be released back into the wild. But to truly understand the complexity of a wild orangutan society and the skills the orangs would have learned from their mothers in the wild, Morgan travels to a remote patch of forest also in Northern Sumatra, a peat swamp forest known as Suaq Balimbing. Suaq is in a protected area and part of a World Heritage Site. Working with a team of experienced researchers, he becomes completely immersed in this unique social band of wild orangs who use tools, share food, forage together, and create their own distinct culture. For the first time, advanced cameras are used to follow the orangs throughout the canopy to provide an intimate, clear picture of how these arboreal apes spend their days and nights and interact with one another.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, May 9, 2016 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 7, 2016 -- 1:00 AM

Jungle Eagle (Episode #2903H)

KQED 9: Wed, May 4, 2016 -- 8:00 PM

The most powerful raptor in the world, the harpy eagle, hides away deep in the South American jungle. Harpy eagles are barely ever seen, let alone filmed. In this extraordinary documentary, our team of cameramen steps into the world of this monkey-eating eagle and even risks injury to obtain intimate pictures of them bringing back large monkeys to the nest. The tables soon turn, however, as one of these massive birds starts following the team.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, May 5, 2016 -- 2:00 AM

Owl Power (Episode #3207)

KQED World: Sun, May 1, 2016 -- 2:00 PM

For centuries, owls have been fascinating hallmarks of children's stories and folk tales the world over. What actually makes owls so special? Using the camera technology, computer graphics, x-rays and ultra-microscopes available in the modern world, take a new look at owls in more detail than ever before. The real stories behind how they hunt, how their vision and hearing work, and how they fly so silently are influencing 21st-century technology and design, from high-tech aircraft and submarines to innovative hearing aids.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, May 4, 2016 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
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      (DT54-1 through 54-5) Monday 5/09 The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels at some point Monday (most likely early afternoon) for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna late-afternoon when work is completed. The change […]

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