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Echo: An Elephant to Remember (Episode #2801)

KQED 9: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

Echo, the elephant matriarch, was the subject of many "Nature" films and the leader of a carefully studied herd of elephants in Africa. Last year, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied this amazing herd.

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  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

A Murder of Crows (Episode #2802H)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

Crows do not have the best of reputations. They are generally dismissed as spooky - Hitchcock used them quite successfully to frighten moviegoers, or as a general nuisance - scarecrows were, after all, invented to scare crows away from crops. But their image is about to take a real turn. New research has shown they are among the most intelligent animals in the world, able to use tools as only elephants and chimpanzees do, able to recognize each other's voices and 250 distinct calls. They are very social, mate for life and raise their young for up to five years. And they are able to recognize individual humans and pick them out of a crowd up to two years later. Crow experts from around the world sing their praises and present us with captivating new footage of crows as we have never seen them before.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo (Episode #3008H)

KQED 9: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

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 World: Tue, Feb 19, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 19, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 16, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Feb 16, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

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

KQED 9: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

In honor of Sir David Attenborough's 60th anniversary on television, this three-part miniseries focuses on three fields that David Attenborough feels have been transformed most profoundly: filmmaking, science and the environment. Richly illustrated with the sequences (re-mastered in HD) that Attenborough has spent 60 years capturing, 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, "Attenborough's Life Stories" is a singular synopsis of a unique half-century plus. In "Our Fragile Planet," Sir David Attenborough reflects on the dramatic impact that human beings have had on the natural world during his lifetime. He tells surprising, entertaining and deeply personal stories of the changes he has seen, the pioneering conservationists in whose footsteps he has followed, and the revolution in attitudes towards nature that has taken place around the globe.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Feb 8, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Feb 7, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 7, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

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

KQED Life: Fri, Feb 1, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

In honor of Sir David Attenborough's 60th anniversary on television, this three-part miniseries focuses on three fields that David Attenborough feels have been transformed most profoundly: filmmaking, science and the environment. Richly illustrated with the sequences (re-mastered in HD) that Attenborough has spent 60 years capturing, 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, "Attenborough's Life Stories" is a singular synopsis of a unique half-century plus. In "Understanding the Natural World," Sir David Attenborough shares his memories of the scientists and the breakthroughs that helped shape his own career. He also recalls some of his more hair-raising attempts to bring new science to a television audience: standing in the shadow of an erupting volcano as lumps of hot lava crashed around him or being charged by a group of armed New Guinean tribesmen.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
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