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Moose: Life of a Twig Eater (Episode #3310)

KQED World: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

High up in Canada's Rockies, by a crystal-clear lake rimmed with old-growth forest, a moose is born. At the best of times, the odds are stacked against this leggy 35-pounder surviving its first year; normally less than 50% do. But now populations across many parts of North America are in steep decline and scientists believe one of the reasons is that fewer moose calves are surviving their first year, so it has never been more important to understand what happens in the first year of a moose's life. This stunningly intimate nature documentary, filmed over 13 months in the spectacular wilds of Jasper National Park, takes viewers deep inside the world of moose to experience a mother's love and a calf's first year of life up close and personal.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 23, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Attenborough's Life Stories: Our Fragile Planet (Episode #3007H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

This mini-series focuses on three fields that David Attenborough feels have been transformed most profoundly: filmmaking, science and the environment. Richly illustrated with the sequences he has spent 60 years capturing (re-mastered for the first time in HD), with new interviews in which he revisits the content, stories and locations that were featured in his landmark series and packed with the personal anecdotes of the BBC's most accomplished raconteur, this series will be a synopsis of a unique half-century.

Moose: Life of a Twig Eater (Episode #3310)

KQED 9: Wed, Jan 18, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

High up in Canada's Rockies, by a crystal-clear lake rimmed with old-growth forest, a moose is born. At the best of times, the odds are stacked against this leggy 35-pounder surviving its first year; normally less than 50% do. But now populations across many parts of North America are in steep decline and scientists believe one of the reasons is that fewer moose calves are surviving their first year, so it has never been more important to understand what happens in the first year of a moose's life. This stunningly intimate nature documentary, filmed over 13 months in the spectacular wilds of Jasper National Park, takes viewers deep inside the world of moose to experience a mother's love and a calf's first year of life up close and personal.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 23, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Attenborough's Life Stories: Understanding the Natural World (Episode #3006H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jan 18, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

This mini-series focuses on three fields that David Attenborough feels have been transformed most profoundly: filmmaking, science and the environment. Richly illustrated with the sequences he has spent 60 years capturing (re-mastered for the first time in HD), with new interviews in which he revisits the content, stories and locations that were featured in his landmark series and packed with the personal anecdotes of the BBC's most accomplished raconteur, this series will be a synopsis of a unique half-century.

Snowbound: Animals of Winter (Episode #3406)

KQED Life: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Travel across the snow globe with wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan to meet animal survivors of winter, from the penguins of Antarctica to the Arctic fox and the bison of Yellowstone. Snow looks magical, but it's a harsh reality to these animals.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Jan 18, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Attenborough's Life Stories: Life On Camera (Episode #3005H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

This mini-series focuses on three fields that David Attenborough feels have been transformed most profoundly: filmmaking, science and the environment. Richly illustrated with the sequences he has spent 60 years capturing (re-mastered for the first time in HD), with new interviews in which he revisits the content, stories and locations that were featured in his landmark series and packed with the personal anecdotes of the BBC's most accomplished raconteur, this series will be a synopsis of a unique half-century.

Snowbound: Animals of Winter (Episode #3406)

KQED 9: Wed, Jan 11, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Travel across the snow globe with wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan to meet animal survivors of winter, from the penguins of Antarctica to the Arctic fox and the bison of Yellowstone. Snow looks magical, but it's a harsh reality to these animals.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Jan 18, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 15, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jan 12, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Meet The Coywolf (Episode #3104H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jan 4, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf, is a hauntingly beautiful carnivore found increasingly on the streets of North American cities. Its appearance is very recent -- within the last 90 years -- in evolutionary terms, a blip in time. The story of how it came to be begins in Canada but by no means ends there. It is a tale of how quickly adaptation and evolution can occur, especially when humans interfere. New York wildlife biologist Roland Kay is fascinated by this new hybrid, the product of a shifting gene pool that is now stabilizing. Kays tracks and photographs coywolves with remote motion sensor cameras, collects road kill and scat, and obtains tissue and bone samples from fur trappers, hunters, and others to unravel the mysteries that define this new species.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Jan 11, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 10, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 10, 2017 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 9, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 9, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 8, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jan 5, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Attenborough's Life Stories: Life On Camera (Episode #3005H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jan 3, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

This mini-series focuses on three fields that David Attenborough feels have been transformed most profoundly: filmmaking, science and the environment. Richly illustrated with the sequences he has spent 60 years capturing (re-mastered for the first time in HD), with new interviews in which he revisits the content, stories and locations that were featured in his landmark series and packed with the personal anecdotes of the BBC's most accomplished raconteur, this series will be a synopsis of a unique half-century.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Jan 4, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo (Episode #3008)

KQED World: Mon, Jan 2, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

For thousands of years, wolves hunted buffalo across the vast North American plains until the westward settlement of the continent saw the virtual extinction of these vast herds and their eternal predators, the wolves. However, this ancient relationship was not lost altogether and continues uninterrupted in just one location -- on the northern edge of the continent's central plains in a place named Wood Buffalo National Park. Today the ancestors of those ancient buffalo and wolves still engage in epic life and death dramas across this northern land. Packs of wolves up to 30 strong hunt the largest land mammals on the continent -- buffalo. By getting to know a specific pack of wolves and the individuals that make up the pack, we get a sense of how these two animal species (wolves and buffalo) live together in what seems like a forgotten corner of the world.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jan 3, 2017 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 2, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Super Hummingbirds (Episode #3401H)

KQED World: Sun, Jan 1, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

With high speed camerawork and breakthrough new science, we enter the fast-paced world of hummingbirds as never before. Speed is their middle name. Their lives are moving faster than the eye can see. They possess natural born super powers that enable them to fly backwards, upside-down, and float in mid-air. And for the first time, we see them mate, lay eggs, fight, and raise families in intimate detail. They are great athletes, tender mothers, brave in combat, and up for any challenge. They are Super Hummingbirds, the smallest and most brilliant birds on earth.

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