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The Funkiest Monkeys (Episode #3105)

KQED World: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

25 years ago, filmmaker Colin Stafford-Johnson travelled to Sulawesi in Indonesia and fell in love with crested black macaques. These feisty monkeys are beach bums with punk hairstyles, expressive faces, copper colored eyes and some very unusual habits, making them some of the most charismatic of all monkeys. They only exist on this one island. Learning that their numbers have dropped dramatically, he makes a return visit to find out why and to see if he can help. Teaming up with a local expert and making a film about them and their plight allows him to share their story with the local schools and communities in the hope that a new understanding of the wonderful creatures in their midst will make them want to help, as well.

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  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

The Story of Cats: Into The Americas (Episode #3405H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Track the story of cats into the Americas, from battles with the rival Canids, to the rise of domestic cats. Meet the mighty jaguar, the urban mountain lion, the curious ocelot, the Canada lynx, the nimble margay, the Siamese cat and the Sphynx.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

The Funkiest Monkeys (Episode #3105)

KQED World: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

25 years ago, filmmaker Colin Stafford-Johnson travelled to Sulawesi in Indonesia and fell in love with crested black macaques. These feisty monkeys are beach bums with punk hairstyles, expressive faces, copper colored eyes and some very unusual habits, making them some of the most charismatic of all monkeys. They only exist on this one island. Learning that their numbers have dropped dramatically, he makes a return visit to find out why and to see if he can help. Teaming up with a local expert and making a film about them and their plight allows him to share their story with the local schools and communities in the hope that a new understanding of the wonderful creatures in their midst will make them want to help, as well.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La (Episode #3211)

KQED World: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

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.

The Story of Cats: Into The Americas (Episode #3405H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Track the story of cats into the Americas, from battles with the rival Canids, to the rise of domestic cats. Meet the mighty jaguar, the urban mountain lion, the curious ocelot, the Canada lynx, the nimble margay, the Siamese cat and the Sphynx.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

The Funkiest Monkeys (Episode #3105)

KQED World: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

25 years ago, filmmaker Colin Stafford-Johnson travelled to Sulawesi in Indonesia and fell in love with crested black macaques. These feisty monkeys are beach bums with punk hairstyles, expressive faces, copper colored eyes and some very unusual habits, making them some of the most charismatic of all monkeys. They only exist on this one island. Learning that their numbers have dropped dramatically, he makes a return visit to find out why and to see if he can help. Teaming up with a local expert and making a film about them and their plight allows him to share their story with the local schools and communities in the hope that a new understanding of the wonderful creatures in their midst will make them want to help, as well.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La (Episode #3211)

KQED World: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

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.

The Funkiest Monkeys (Episode #3105)

KQED World: Sun, Jun 18, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

25 years ago, filmmaker Colin Stafford-Johnson travelled to Sulawesi in Indonesia and fell in love with crested black macaques. These feisty monkeys are beach bums with punk hairstyles, expressive faces, copper colored eyes and some very unusual habits, making them some of the most charismatic of all monkeys. They only exist on this one island. Learning that their numbers have dropped dramatically, he makes a return visit to find out why and to see if he can help. Teaming up with a local expert and making a film about them and their plight allows him to share their story with the local schools and communities in the hope that a new understanding of the wonderful creatures in their midst will make them want to help, as well.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La (Episode #3211)

KQED World: Sun, Jun 18, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

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.

The Funkiest Monkeys (Episode #3105)

KQED World: Sun, Jun 18, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

25 years ago, filmmaker Colin Stafford-Johnson travelled to Sulawesi in Indonesia and fell in love with crested black macaques. These feisty monkeys are beach bums with punk hairstyles, expressive faces, copper colored eyes and some very unusual habits, making them some of the most charismatic of all monkeys. They only exist on this one island. Learning that their numbers have dropped dramatically, he makes a return visit to find out why and to see if he can help. Teaming up with a local expert and making a film about them and their plight allows him to share their story with the local schools and communities in the hope that a new understanding of the wonderful creatures in their midst will make them want to help, as well.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La (Episode #3211)

KQED World: Sun, Jun 18, 2017 -- 5:00 PM

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.

The Story of Cats: Asia to Africa (Episode #3404B)

KQED 9: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, how they spread across the continent and later came to conquer Africa. We reveal how cats evolved with an in-depth look at lions, servals, caracals, cheetahs, tigers, fishing and sand cats.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Super Hummingbirds (Episode #3401B)

KQED 9: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

With high speed camerawork and breakthrough new science, we enter the fast-paced world of hummingbirds as never before. Speed is their middle name. Their lives are moving faster than the eye can see. They possess natural born super powers that enable them to fly backwards, upside-down, and float in mid-air. And for the first time, we see them mate, lay eggs, fight, and raise families in intimate detail. They are great athletes, tender mothers, brave in combat, and up for any challenge. They are Super Hummingbirds, the smallest and most brilliant birds on earth.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

The Story of Cats: Asia to Africa (Episode #3404B)

KQED 9: Wed, Jun 14, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, how they spread across the continent and later came to conquer Africa. We reveal how cats evolved with an in-depth look at lions, servals, caracals, cheetahs, tigers, fishing and sand cats.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 14, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Super Hummingbirds (Episode #3401B)

KQED 9: Wed, Jun 14, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

With high speed camerawork and breakthrough new science, we enter the fast-paced world of hummingbirds as never before. Speed is their middle name. Their lives are moving faster than the eye can see. They possess natural born super powers that enable them to fly backwards, upside-down, and float in mid-air. And for the first time, we see them mate, lay eggs, fight, and raise families in intimate detail. They are great athletes, tender mothers, brave in combat, and up for any challenge. They are Super Hummingbirds, the smallest and most brilliant birds on earth.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 14, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Yosemite (Episode #3407)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jun 14, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Yosemite Valley is a land forged in wildfire and sculpted by water, the delicate balance of these two elements are essential to the creatures and trees that call this land their home. But with climates changing and temperatures rising, the Sierras are under siege. Water is scarcer and the threat of fire is more common. Join scientists, experts, and adventurers as they trudge through mountains of snow, climb trees as tall as buildings, and soar high in the air to spy just how these global changes are affecting one of America's greatest wildernesses.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 14, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Animal Childhood (Episode #3212)

KQED World: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

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.

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  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Yosemite (Episode #3407)

KQED 9: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Yosemite Valley is a land forged in wildfire and sculpted by water, the delicate balance of these two elements are essential to the creatures and trees that call this land their home. But with climates changing and temperatures rising, the Sierras are under siege. Water is scarcer and the threat of fire is more common. Join scientists, experts, and adventurers as they trudge through mountains of snow, climb trees as tall as buildings, and soar high in the air to spy just how these global changes are affecting one of America's greatest wildernesses.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 14, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Animal Childhood (Episode #3212)

KQED World: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Yosemite (Episode #3407)

KQED 9: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

Yosemite Valley is a land forged in wildfire and sculpted by water, the delicate balance of these two elements are essential to the creatures and trees that call this land their home. But with climates changing and temperatures rising, the Sierras are under siege. Water is scarcer and the threat of fire is more common. Join scientists, experts, and adventurers as they trudge through mountains of snow, climb trees as tall as buildings, and soar high in the air to spy just how these global changes are affecting one of America's greatest wildernesses.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 14, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

Animal Childhood (Episode #3212)

KQED World: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 -- 5:00 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Yosemite (Episode #3407)

KQED 9: Wed, Jun 7, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Yosemite Valley is a land forged in wildfire and sculpted by water, the delicate balance of these two elements are essential to the creatures and trees that call this land their home. But with climates changing and temperatures rising, the Sierras are under siege. Water is scarcer and the threat of fire is more common. Join scientists, experts, and adventurers as they trudge through mountains of snow, climb trees as tall as buildings, and soar high in the air to spy just how these global changes are affecting one of America's greatest wildernesses.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 14, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -- 4:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 8, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 8, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 7, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Touching The Wild (Episode #3109)

KQED 9: Thu, Jun 1, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Joe Hutto's idea of research is anything but normal, dedicating seven years of his life to becoming a wild mule deer. The herd would ordinarily run from any human but, incredibly, these keenly intelligent animals come to regard this stranger as one of their own. Accepted by the matriarch, he walks among them, is even groomed by them, and can lie with a pregnant doe talking to its unborn fawns. As he crosses the species divide, Joe is tapping into a new understanding about these elusive animals, literally entering a deer society. The captivating joy he feels for his new family is nothing short of infectious, but this human predator also learns to see the world from the point of view of prey -- and it's an experience that will ultimately rock him to his very core; sharing their world so personally finally takes a toll that sends him back to his own kind.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 5, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 5, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 4, 2017 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 4, 2017 -- 5:00 PM
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