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The Himalayas (Episode #2808H)

KQED Life: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

The Himalayan mountain system is the planet's highest and home to the world's highest peaks. Nature explores the diversity of wildlife and habitats of this mountain chain starring the mysterious snow leopard.

Kalahari: The Flooded Desert (Episode #2103)

KQED Plus: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

This film views the Okavango Delta, after the rains, from the point of view of two of its predators: the crocodile and the eagle.

Kalahari: The Great Thirstland (Episode #2102)

KQED Plus: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

For years, the Kalahari Desert can appear to be one of the most barren wastelands on earth. But its swirling hot sands hold unseen treasure - a swarming superabundance of life, brought forth by a brief season of sudden, unpredictable storms. Butterflies, termites and locusts burst forth in staggering numbers. Millions of quelea birds swirl in the sky like smoke. Most impressive is the giant bullfrog - the size of a dinner plate with a voice to match, this amphibian waits out the dry years entombed deep underground.

Kalahari: The Flooded Desert (Episode #2103)

KQED Plus: Thu, May 30, 2013 -- 9:00 PM

This film views the Okavango Delta, after the rains, from the point of view of two of its predators: the crocodile and the eagle.

Kalahari: The Great Thirstland (Episode #2102)

KQED Plus: Thu, May 30, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

For years, the Kalahari Desert can appear to be one of the most barren wastelands on earth. But its swirling hot sands hold unseen treasure - a swarming superabundance of life, brought forth by a brief season of sudden, unpredictable storms. Butterflies, termites and locusts burst forth in staggering numbers. Millions of quelea birds swirl in the sky like smoke. Most impressive is the giant bullfrog - the size of a dinner plate with a voice to match, this amphibian waits out the dry years entombed deep underground.

The Himalayas (Episode #2808H)

KQED 9: Wed, May 29, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

The Himalayan mountain system is the planet's highest and home to the world's highest peaks. Nature explores the diversity of wildlife and habitats of this mountain chain starring the mysterious snow leopard.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, May 30, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

The White Lions (Episode #2912H)

KQED World: Tue, May 28, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

This is the story of two remarkable and extremely rare white lion cubs on their journey to adulthood. Both are female, sisters born as white as snow in May 2009, in South Africa's Kruger Park. Growing up on the savanna, they must not only overcome the same survival challenges that all young lion cubs must face, they must also overcome the threats their high visibility brings.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, May 28, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Elsa's Legacy: The Born Free Story (Episode #2806)

KQED 9: Wed, May 22, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

2010 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of "Born Free", a book and then a film that forever changed the way we think about wildlife. What has happened to lions since this story? And what has happened to the people featured in the film? What has "Born Free" taught us?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 26, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 25, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, May 24, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, May 23, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 23, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Great Zebra Exodus (Episode #3013H)

KQED World: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

When thunderclouds begin to gather over Botswana's Kalahari each year, 20 000 zebras begin an ancient journey, as southern Africa's biggest animal migration gets underway. In a never-ending quest for grass and water, the striped herds make their epic trek across the vast otherworldly landscape of the Kalahari's Makgadikgadi Pans, through prides of lions, and past families of meerkats, taking on the desert salt pans in their own way. The story of this spectacular annual migration is told through the eyes of zebra stallions, their mares, and their young, revealing the trials and triumphs and the fascinating social bonds that hold zebra families together.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Moment of Impact: Jungle (Episode #2710H)

KQED Plus: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

Conclusion. When animals of astounding ability connect with each other and the world around them there is a "moment of impact." The world is filled with these unique moments created by animals whose abilities and behaviors are incredible to behold, like the violent collision of cheetah with gazelle, the blink-of-an-eye strike of a deadly cobra and the amazing dexterity of an elephant's trunk as it feeds, fights or reaches out with affection. But how do these creatures accomplish such extraordinary feats? Live action footage only reveals part of the answer. Using the latest technologies, HD camera lenses and computer graphics, this two-part series will take us inside the animal to present an innovative and revolutionary look at the bioengineering of "how animals work."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Great Zebra Exodus (Episode #3013H)

KQED 9: Wed, May 15, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

When thunderclouds begin to gather over Botswana's Kalahari each year, 20 000 zebras begin an ancient journey, as southern Africa's biggest animal migration gets underway. In a never-ending quest for grass and water, the striped herds make their epic trek across the vast otherworldly landscape of the Kalahari's Makgadikgadi Pans, through prides of lions, and past families of meerkats, taking on the desert salt pans in their own way. The story of this spectacular annual migration is told through the eyes of zebra stallions, their mares, and their young, revealing the trials and triumphs and the fascinating social bonds that hold zebra families together.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 18, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, May 16, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 16, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

The Private Life of Deer (Episode #3012H)

KQED World: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

From our kitchen windows we spot them, nibbling away at our gardens and shrubs. They wander along our highways, reminders of the wilderness we have paved our way through. From coast to coast some 30 million white-tailed deer make their home in the United States. But once they retreat from our view, where do they go? What secrets do they carry back into the forest, away from our prying eyes? Deer are among the most highly-studied mammals in the world; but does any typical homeowner with deer in the yard know how long a deer can live? When they sleep? How many babies a doe can have each year? Working with scientists, special camera equipment, and deer experts and devotees of every kind, Nature reveals the hidden world of white-tailed deer in a whole new light.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Moment of Impact: Hunters & Herds (Episode #2709H)

KQED Plus: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

When animals of astounding ability connect with each other and the world around them there is a "moment of impact." The world is filled with these unique moments created by animals whose abilities and behaviors are incredible to behold, like the violent collision of cheetah with gazelle, the blink-of-an-eye strike of a deadly cobra and the amazing dexterity of an elephant's trunk as it feeds, fights or reaches out with affection. But how do these creatures accomplish such extraordinary feats? Live action footage only reveals part of the answer. Using the latest technologies, HD camera lenses and computer graphics, this two-part series will take us inside the animal to present an innovative and revolutionary look at the bioengineering of "how animals work."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

The Private Life of Deer (Episode #3012H)

KQED 9: Wed, May 8, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

From our kitchen windows we spot them, nibbling away at our gardens and shrubs. They wander along our highways, reminders of the wilderness we have paved our way through. From coast to coast some 30 million white-tailed deer make their home in the United States. But once they retreat from our view, where do they go? What secrets do they carry back into the forest, away from our prying eyes? Deer are among the most highly-studied mammals in the world; but does any typical homeowner with deer in the yard know how long a deer can live? When they sleep? How many babies a doe can have each year? Working with scientists, special camera equipment, and deer experts and devotees of every kind, Nature reveals the hidden world of white-tailed deer in a whole new light.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, May 10, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, May 9, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 9, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

What Plants Talk About (Episode #3009)

KQED World: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Hard core science is effortlessly integrated 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 Canada's west coast, 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 are a lot less passive and a lot more intelligent than you think!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Legendary White Stallions (Episode #3011H)

KQED 9: Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

This story of the world-famous Lipizzaner stallions focuses on the bond that develops between the horses and their caregivers, beginning at the moment of their birth and culminating in the perfect harmony between horse and rider demonstrated at the famous Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria. Their carefully choreographed movements were originally developed for the training of war horses; only the strongest and most athletic horses qualified. The Lipizzaner stallion is bred for its courage, strength and character, but the horse is also gentle, sensitive, and exceptionally responsive to praise.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 5, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 4, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 4, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, May 3, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 2, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
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