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Animal Odd Couples (Episode #3003B)

KQED 9: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

A tiger cub with no mother in sight. A baby hippo. An abandoned meerkat pup. Without nurturing, these infants face certain death. Enter stories of the most unlikely cross-species relationships imaginable: a chimp bottle-feeding a tiger cub; a giant tortoise snuggling a baby hippo; a black crow parenting a meerkat. Aberrations of nature? Instincts gone awry? Does this kind of bonding form only when animals are removed from their natural environments? Or are they evidence of a broad array of emotions among animals? This film will look at these remarkable relationships firsthand, and through caregivers, biologists and animal behaviorists, explore what they suggest about the nature of animal emotions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

My Life As A Turkey (Episode #2904H)

KQED World: Sat, Nov 24, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Based on a true story. Deep in the wilds of Florida, writer and naturalist Joe Hutto was given the rare opportunity to raise wild turkeys from chicks. Hutto spent each day out and about as a "wild turkey" with his family of chicks until the day came when he had to let his children grow up and go off on their own. As it turned out, this was harder than he ever imagined. Hutto's story eventually became a book, Illuminations in the Flatlands.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Animal Odd Couples (Episode #3003B)

KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 24, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

A tiger cub with no mother in sight. A baby hippo. An abandoned meerkat pup. Without nurturing, these infants face certain death. Enter stories of the most unlikely cross-species relationships imaginable: a chimp bottle-feeding a tiger cub; a giant tortoise snuggling a baby hippo; a black crow parenting a meerkat. Aberrations of nature? Instincts gone awry? Does this kind of bonding form only when animals are removed from their natural environments? Or are they evidence of a broad array of emotions among animals? This film will look at these remarkable relationships firsthand, and through caregivers, biologists and animal behaviorists, explore what they suggest about the nature of animal emotions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Why We Love Cats and Dogs? (Episode #2608)

KQED 9: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

Ask anyone and they immediately know -- they're either a dog person or a cat person. What is this all about? Follow an in-depth investigation into the great divide between dogs and cats and just what draws us to these two polarizing pets. Animal behaviorists, psychologists, trainers and devoted owners all weigh in. Dogs, we discover, are geniuses at reading what we want and the complex cat-human bond can be as fickle or as deep as a marriage. Funny, touching and provocative, we ask how well we really know our best friends and why we love them so much.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 24, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 -- 7:00 PM

My Life As A Turkey (Episode #2904H)

KQED Life: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 -- 1:00 AM

Based on a true story. Deep in the wilds of Florida, writer and naturalist Joe Hutto was given the rare opportunity to raise wild turkeys from chicks. Hutto spent each day out and about as a "wild turkey" with his family of chicks until the day came when he had to let his children grow up and go off on their own. As it turned out, this was harder than he ever imagined. Hutto's story eventually became a book, Illuminations in the Flatlands.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Why We Love Cats and Dogs? (Episode #2608)

KQED 9: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

Ask anyone and they immediately know -- they're either a dog person or a cat person. What is this all about? Follow an in-depth investigation into the great divide between dogs and cats and just what draws us to these two polarizing pets. Animal behaviorists, psychologists, trainers and devoted owners all weigh in. Dogs, we discover, are geniuses at reading what we want and the complex cat-human bond can be as fickle or as deep as a marriage. Funny, touching and provocative, we ask how well we really know our best friends and why we love them so much.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 24, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 -- 7:00 PM

My Life As A Turkey (Episode #2904H)

KQED 9: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

Based on a true story. Deep in the wilds of Florida, writer and naturalist Joe Hutto was given the rare opportunity to raise wild turkeys from chicks. Hutto spent each day out and about as a "wild turkey" with his family of chicks until the day came when he had to let his children grow up and go off on their own. As it turned out, this was harder than he ever imagined. Hutto's story eventually became a book, Illuminations in the Flatlands.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

The Loneliest Animals (Episode #2611)

KQED Plus: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

The loneliest animals are the most endangered species on the planet. Collected and protected by dedicated scientists, these animals represent the end of the line for their species. In many cases, intensive captive breeding programs have been launched with the aim of sustaining these animals and the hope of returning them to the wild. Viewers will be taken into high-security, high-tech labs where scientists attempt to breed new generations and into the field to discover what forces have led to the demise of entire species. Featured animals include Yangtze turtles under 24-hour surveillance; a baby Sumatran rhino; a special collection of lemurs; the Spix's macaw, a bird declared extinct in the wild in 2000; and "Lonesome George," a giant tortoise from the Galapagos, who is the last of his kind.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

An Original DUCKumentary (Episode #3004)

KQED 9: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

Working with "Hummingbirds" producer Ann Prum, Nature features another popular, beautiful and fascinating bird - the duck. The story follows a wood duck family and discovers how a male and female create a bond, migrate together across thousands of miles, nurture and protect a brood of chicks and come full circle as they head to their wintering grounds. But our stars are just one of some 150 species of ducks. They come in all shapes and sizes and abilities - some are dabblers popping in and out of the surface of a glass lake and others swim with powerful webbed feet underwater. They fly through the air on short, stubby wings, traveling in large, energy-efficient formations over thousands of miles. Some are noisy and gregarious, others shy and elusive.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 15, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 15, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 15, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

American Eagle (Episode #2603H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

Unique to North America, the bald eagle is the continent's most recognizable aerial predator, with a shocking white head, electric yellow beak and penetrating eyes. In the 1960s, this symbol of the United States became an emblem of environmental degradation as the pesticide DDT and other human pressures brought it to the brink of extinction. Following their protection as an endangered species, bald eagles have come roaring back. Photographed by Emmy-winning cinematographer Neil Rettig, this film focuses on the drama of the nest. Even in the best of times, it's a surprisingly tough struggle to maintain a one-ton home and raise chicks until they can hunt on their own.

Animal Odd Couples (Episode #3003B)

KQED 9: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 -- 1:00 AM

A tiger cub with no mother in sight. A baby hippo. An abandoned meerkat pup. Without nurturing, these infants face certain death. Enter stories of the most unlikely cross-species relationships imaginable: a chimp bottle-feeding a tiger cub; a giant tortoise snuggling a baby hippo; a black crow parenting a meerkat. Aberrations of nature? Instincts gone awry? Does this kind of bonding form only when animals are removed from their natural environments? Or are they evidence of a broad array of emotions among animals? This film will look at these remarkable relationships firsthand, and through caregivers, biologists and animal behaviorists, explore what they suggest about the nature of animal emotions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

American Eagle (Episode #2603H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

Unique to North America, the bald eagle is the continent's most recognizable aerial predator, with a shocking white head, electric yellow beak and penetrating eyes. In the 1960s, this symbol of the United States became an emblem of environmental degradation as the pesticide DDT and other human pressures brought it to the brink of extinction. Following their protection as an endangered species, bald eagles have come roaring back. Photographed by Emmy-winning cinematographer Neil Rettig, this film focuses on the drama of the nest. Even in the best of times, it's a surprisingly tough struggle to maintain a one-ton home and raise chicks until they can hunt on their own.

Animal Odd Couples (Episode #3003B)

KQED 9: Wed, Nov 7, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

A tiger cub with no mother in sight. A baby hippo. An abandoned meerkat pup. Without nurturing, these infants face certain death. Enter stories of the most unlikely cross-species relationships imaginable: a chimp bottle-feeding a tiger cub; a giant tortoise snuggling a baby hippo; a black crow parenting a meerkat. Aberrations of nature? Instincts gone awry? Does this kind of bonding form only when animals are removed from their natural environments? Or are they evidence of a broad array of emotions among animals? This film will look at these remarkable relationships firsthand, and through caregivers, biologists and animal behaviorists, explore what they suggest about the nature of animal emotions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 10, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 10, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 9, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 8, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 8, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 8, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

Clever Monkeys (Episode #2602H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

Love, language, guilt, envy, generosity, secrets, lies and sophisticated society are not unique to humans. We share all those complex concepts with our relatives -- the monkeys. Monkeys around the world rely on that knowledge to adapt to the remarkable variety of environments they now call home. The program explores monkey culture, how and what monkeys teach their young and how they communicate with one another.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 5, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

Why We Love Cats and Dogs? (Episode #2608)

KQED Plus: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 6:00 PM

Ask anyone and they immediately know -- they're either a dog person or a cat person. What is this all about? Follow an in-depth investigation into the great divide between dogs and cats and just what draws us to these two polarizing pets. Animal behaviorists, psychologists, trainers and devoted owners all weigh in. Dogs, we discover, are geniuses at reading what we want and the complex cat-human bond can be as fickle or as deep as a marriage. Funny, touching and provocative, we ask how well we really know our best friends and why we love them so much.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 24, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 -- 7:00 PM

Raccoon Nation (Episode #2907)

KQED 9: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

Are we, in an effort to outwit raccoons, actually making them smarter and unwittingly contributing to their evolutionary success? Are the ever more complex obstacles that our fast-paced urban world throws at them actually pushing the development of raccoon brains? In this film, scientists from around the world share their thoughts and work to help explore this scientific theory. Attempting to do something that has never been done before, they closely follow a family of urban raccoons as they navigate the complex world of a big city.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
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