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Animal Childhood (#3212H) Duration: 55:46 SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
In every animal's life, there comes a time when it must stand on its own two feet, so to speak, and face the world alone. For a few, this happens just moments after birth, with no life lessons from parents to help them, no time to hone their survival skills. Others have the advantage of home schooling under the watchful eye of a mentor or family member. But growing up is never easy, and finding food, avoiding predators and making friends does not always come naturally. These are the trials and tribulations of young animals all over the world as they prepare to leave home.
- KQED 9: Sun, Feb 7, 2016 -- 10:00am
- KQED World: Sun, Feb 7, 2016 -- 2:00pm
- KQED 9: Wed, Feb 10, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La (#3211) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
This is the true story of a family of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living in the highest forests in the world. Only recently discovered, snub-nosed monkeys are hauntingly beautiful primates, gentler than others of their kind. Elfin-like, they seem both childlike and wise beyond their years. The family is led by a formidable fighter and his fighting force who guard a troop of 8-10 families. The survival of this unique monkey society, formed in response to the hardships of the Himalayas, depends on strong defensive strategies and the cooperation and interdependence of them all.
Moose: Life of a Twig Eater (#3310) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
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.
Pets: Wild at Heart: Playful Creatures (#3305) Duration: 1:18:54 SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
In this astonishing program filled with innovative photography and scientific revelation, we investigate how our favorite pets get in touch with their wild side through play. From talkative budgies, marathon-running hamsters, wall-climbing cats and diving dogs, as well as an island where rabbits rule and a city where dogs live a secret double life - discover how our pets' playful games are just a whisker away from the wild.
- KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 14, 2016 -- 6:00pm Remind me
- KQED Plus: Mon, Feb 15, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me
- KQED 9: Thu, Feb 18, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me
- KQED Life: Sat, Feb 20, 2016 -- 9:00am Remind me
- KQED 9: Sat, Feb 20, 2016 -- 9:00am Remind me
- KQED Life: Sun, Feb 21, 2016 -- 3:30pm Remind me
- KQED 9: Sun, Feb 21, 2016 -- 3:30pm Remind me
Raising The Dinosaur Giant (#3311) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Have scientists discovered the biggest animal to have ever walked the planet? Deep in a South American desert, a giant is being awakened after 101 million years of sleep. Paleontologists have discovered a giant femur - the largest dinosaur bone that has ever been unearthed. Another 200 bones from the same species have also been discovered. Sir David Attenborough will guide us through the remarkable journey of waking the giant as it happens - connecting the dots, translating the paleo jargon and explaining the revelations using living examples, other dinosaur discoveries and CGI visuals. As a finale, he will unveil the completed giant.
Snow Chick (#3312) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
From the filmmakers who brought viewers the spectacular 3-part miniseries, "Penguins: Spy in the Huddle," comes this intimate and incredible journey of one vulnerable and charismatic Emperor penguin chick, from the moment he emerges from the egg to the moment he leaves for the sea as a boisterous adolescent. His story begins with his father, who's left holding the baby through the long Antarctic winter while his mother is 50 miles away catching fish to feed him. Mom and Dad swap responsibilities until the chick is big enough to take his first steps. His new-found independence in this extraordinarily difficult and dangerous place is filled with humor and danger that will test his parents until the day he leaves them and makes the long trek to the sea without them to begin a life on his own.
River of No Return (#2911H) Duration: 55:46 SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
The Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness is a protected wilderness area in Idaho and the second largest contiguous area of protected wilderness in the continental United States. There are no roads here, just thick forests, mountains and canyons -- a perfect habitat for wildlife, particularly wolves who have just returned after a 50-year absence -- and a young couple, Isaac and Bjornen Babcock, who chose this wilderness for their year-long honeymoon. But what begins as a romantic adventure becomes a tale of struggle and survival -- both for the newlyweds, and for every life trying to make it in the unforgiving heart of the wilderness.
Penguin Post Office (#3205H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
In the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula there's a post office surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery and 3,000 gentoo penguins. Every summer, as staff put stamps on postcards, the penguins return from their fishing grounds to their breeding grounds, trek nearly two miles across sea ice and snow, rush to find a partner, build a nest, lay eggs and protect them from predators, and finally get down to the task of raising their young. We see their four-month drama unfold as cruise ships come and go, bringing tourists to buy postcards and photograph penguins -- the backdrop to the penguins' lives.
The Private Life of Deer (#3012H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
- KQED 9: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Wild France (#3204H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
For most, a trip to France includes fine food, local wines, beautiful cities and celebrated culture of all kinds. This is a trip of a different sort altogether, featuring the unexpected flora and fauna of the country, both great and small. Journeying from the Pyrenees to the Alps, all around the mainland and farther on to Corsica, it is the story of the wild side of France. Breathtaking photography reveals wolves, wild boar and even bears living among France's many mountains, valleys and forests.
Animal Reunions (#3313H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
Feel the emotion as keepers and carers reunite with the wild animals that were once in their care to learn whether the close interspecies bonds that developed over many years in refuges and orphanages have stood the test of time.