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Jungle Eagle (Episode #2903H)

KQED 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

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 World: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Kangaroo Mob (Episode #2905)

KQED World: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

Meet the mob of street smart kangaroos moving into Australia's capital city and the ecologists following their every move. Over the course of one drought-stricken year we follow mob leader, Black Spot, and kangaroo mother, Madge, with her two young joeys -- mischievous Sonny and tiny pouch-bound Alice. Here is a look at what happens when human development encroaches on wildlife habitat and two very different species are forced to co-exist.

Jungle Eagle (Episode #2903H)

KQED World: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 9:00 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 World: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Kangaroo Mob (Episode #2905)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Meet the mob of street smart kangaroos moving into Australia's capital city and the ecologists following their every move. Over the course of one drought-stricken year we follow mob leader, Black Spot, and kangaroo mother, Madge, with her two young joeys -- mischievous Sonny and tiny pouch-bound Alice. Here is a look at what happens when human development encroaches on wildlife habitat and two very different species are forced to co-exist.

Jungle Eagle (Episode #2903H)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

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 World: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Kangaroo Mob (Episode #2905)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 9:00 PM

Meet the mob of street smart kangaroos moving into Australia's capital city and the ecologists following their every move. Over the course of one drought-stricken year we follow mob leader, Black Spot, and kangaroo mother, Madge, with her two young joeys -- mischievous Sonny and tiny pouch-bound Alice. Here is a look at what happens when human development encroaches on wildlife habitat and two very different species are forced to co-exist.

Jungle Eagle (Episode #2903H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 7:00 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 World: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Kangaroo Mob (Episode #2905)

KQED 9: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Meet the mob of street smart kangaroos moving into Australia's capital city and the ecologists following their every move. Over the course of one drought-stricken year we follow mob leader, Black Spot, and kangaroo mother, Madge, with her two young joeys -- mischievous Sonny and tiny pouch-bound Alice. Here is a look at what happens when human development encroaches on wildlife habitat and two very different species are forced to co-exist.

Jungle Eagle (Episode #2903H)

KQED 9: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

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 World: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Kangaroo Mob (Episode #2905)

KQED 9: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 10:00 PM

Meet the mob of street smart kangaroos moving into Australia's capital city and the ecologists following their every move. Over the course of one drought-stricken year we follow mob leader, Black Spot, and kangaroo mother, Madge, with her two young joeys -- mischievous Sonny and tiny pouch-bound Alice. Here is a look at what happens when human development encroaches on wildlife habitat and two very different species are forced to co-exist.

Jungle Eagle (Episode #2903H)

KQED 9: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 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 World: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

The Mystery of Eels (Episode #3010H)

KQED 9: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

Though much of the natural world is discovered and understood, a few great mysteries remain. Consider the eel -- snakelike and slimy, with a row of jagged teeth. Yet aside from these fearsome qualities, we know little about its life. Where it goes, what it does, and how it dies, nobody knows. Hailed by poets as the "siren of the North Sea" and "love's arrow on Earth," this shadowy creature has fascinated researchers for centuries. And now James Prosek, artist, writer, and eminent naturalist, takes on the mystery of the eel himself, shedding light on the animal and the strange behavior it inspires in those who seek to know it.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves (Episode #2706)

KQED World: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

What happens when two great predators come face to face in Yellowstone? The grizzly and the wolf -- they couldn't be more different. The bear is a loner, ranging far and wide in search of a rich variety of resources. The wolf hunts to survive and finds its strength in speed and teamwork. Their strategies have taken them to the very top of Yellowstone, and it's no simple matter when they meet. In every encounter, the opposition must be measured, strengths must be tested, and risks must be carefully weighed. Each time, one of them will have a tactical advantage -- but which one, and when? What emerges as each remarkable scene unfolds, is the keen awareness that runs through all of Yellowstone. Elk and eagle, coyote and raven, otter and owl, every creature must assess, decide, and act -- to fight or to flee? It's all in knowing your own strengths and limitations in the heat of the moment in Yellowstone.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Wild Balkans (Episode #2707H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

Thick forests, vast wetlands, deep chasms - this is a wild, inaccessible place that belongs more to myth than reality. The landscape looks as if it was taken straight form Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings." But here there are neither orcs nor elves; rather, bears and wolves. This is not Middle Earth; rather it is middle Europe - the Balkans. Through the centuries this land has burned its way into the soul and spirit of its people. The jagged contours have thrown long dark shadows over the history of the peninsula, always in the middle, between forces of the East and the West. It's as if the bloody history of the Balkans conspired to conceal its natural wonders. The landscape is still untouched and in it are wild animals that have all but vanished from the rest of Europe.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves (Episode #2706)

KQED 9: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

What happens when two great predators come face to face in Yellowstone? The grizzly and the wolf -- they couldn't be more different. The bear is a loner, ranging far and wide in search of a rich variety of resources. The wolf hunts to survive and finds its strength in speed and teamwork. Their strategies have taken them to the very top of Yellowstone, and it's no simple matter when they meet. In every encounter, the opposition must be measured, strengths must be tested, and risks must be carefully weighed. Each time, one of them will have a tactical advantage -- but which one, and when? What emerges as each remarkable scene unfolds, is the keen awareness that runs through all of Yellowstone. Elk and eagle, coyote and raven, otter and owl, every creature must assess, decide, and act -- to fight or to flee? It's all in knowing your own strengths and limitations in the heat of the moment in Yellowstone.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

What Plants Talk About (Episode #3009H)

KQED World: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

This program integrates hard-core science with a light-hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive and complex as we are. From the stunning heights of the Great Basin Desert to the lush coastal rainforests of west coast Canada, scientist J.C. Cahill takes us on a journey into the "secret world of plants," revealing an astonishing landscape where plants eavesdrop on each other, talk to their allies, call in insect mercenaries and nurture their young. It is a world of pulsing activity, where plants communicate, co-operate and sometimes, wage all-out war.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Black Mamba (Episode #2703H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

The black mamba is one of Africa's most dangerous and feared snakes, known for being very aggressive when disturbed. Rearing up with its head four feet above the ground, it strikes with deadly precision, delivering venom that is packed with three different kinds of toxins and is ten times more deadly than needed to kill an adult human. Without treatment the mortality rate is 100%, the highest among all venomous snakes in the world. Until now, little has been known about the black mamba's natural behavior in the wild because in Africa most people kill a black mamba on sight and feel lucky to have done so. But in the tiny country of Swaziland in southern Africa, a team of herpetologists has an entirely different "take" on these creatures and hopes their six-week study will change public perception of what they feel is the world's most misunderstood snake.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

What Plants Talk About (Episode #3009H)

KQED World: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 9:00 PM

This program integrates hard-core science with a light-hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive and complex as we are. From the stunning heights of the Great Basin Desert to the lush coastal rainforests of west coast Canada, scientist J.C. Cahill takes us on a journey into the "secret world of plants," revealing an astonishing landscape where plants eavesdrop on each other, talk to their allies, call in insect mercenaries and nurture their young. It is a world of pulsing activity, where plants communicate, co-operate and sometimes, wage all-out war.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Invasion of the Giant Pythons (Episode #2708)

KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 3:40 AM

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.

What Plants Talk About (Episode #3009H)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

This program integrates hard-core science with a light-hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive and complex as we are. From the stunning heights of the Great Basin Desert to the lush coastal rainforests of west coast Canada, scientist J.C. Cahill takes us on a journey into the "secret world of plants," revealing an astonishing landscape where plants eavesdrop on each other, talk to their allies, call in insect mercenaries and nurture their young. It is a world of pulsing activity, where plants communicate, co-operate and sometimes, wage all-out war.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Invasion of the Giant Pythons (Episode #2708)

KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 9:40 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.

What Plants Talk About (Episode #3009H)

KQED 9: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

This program integrates hard-core science with a light-hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive and complex as we are. From the stunning heights of the Great Basin Desert to the lush coastal rainforests of west coast Canada, scientist J.C. Cahill takes us on a journey into the "secret world of plants," revealing an astonishing landscape where plants eavesdrop on each other, talk to their allies, call in insect mercenaries and nurture their young. It is a world of pulsing activity, where plants communicate, co-operate and sometimes, wage all-out war.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

The Animal House (Episode #2902H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 2, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

Animals build homes for reasons very similar to our own, but they've been doing it for much longer. From a small depression in the sand to an elaborate, multi-chambered tunnel - animal structures can be simple or architectural marvels. In each case, the goal is the same - protection from predators and a nearby source of food. These structures, whether a nest, a burrow or a mound, are also the site of great dramas and extraordinary behaviors. From master builders like termites and beavers, to master decorators like the bowerbird, which places colorful flowers at the entrance to its nest, "The Animal House" will be a global look at the "homelife of wildlife."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Born Wild: The First Days of Life (Episode #2702#)

KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

The most important moment of an animal's life is its birth. It emerges from dark safety to find anxious parents clucking or mewing. The first hours are some of the most dangerous. The strongest emotions animals feel are between parent and child. This film follows the birth and first day, from marmoset to moose, to elephant and gorilla. It is a film of miniature drama and huge spectacle, and comes to some surprising conclusions about ourselves.

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