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Animal Misfits (Episode #3201)

KQED 9: Wed, May 17, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature's misfits, odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures that at first glance seem ill-equipped for survival. Left at the starting line in the race for life, these are the apparent losers in the story of evolution, yet somehow they manage to cling to life and in some cases even thrive. "Animal Misfits" reveals some surprising details about how evolution really works, demonstrating that all animals are remarkably well-adapted to their chosen way of life.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 22, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 22, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 22, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 18, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, Part 2 (Episode #3412)

KQED World: Mon, May 15, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

The Spy Creatures continue to reveal the world of dolphins as never before, their mysteries of communication and strategies. Go undercover to meet the Orca, the largest dolphins, and race the Dall's porpoises, the fastest dolphins in the world.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 15, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 15, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Great Zebra Exodus (Episode #3013H)

KQED Plus: Mon, May 15, 2017 -- 1:00 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.

Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, Part 2 (Episode #3412)

KQED World: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

The Spy Creatures continue to reveal the world of dolphins as never before, their mysteries of communication and strategies. Go undercover to meet the Orca, the largest dolphins, and race the Dall's porpoises, the fastest dolphins in the world.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 15, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 15, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Great Zebra Exodus (Episode #3013H)

KQED Plus: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 7:00 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.

Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, Part 2 (Episode #3412)

KQED 9: Wed, May 10, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

The Spy Creatures continue to reveal the world of dolphins as never before, their mysteries of communication and strategies. Go undercover to meet the Orca, the largest dolphins, and race the Dall's porpoises, the fastest dolphins in the world.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 15, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 15, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 11, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, Part 1 (Episode #3411)

KQED World: Mon, May 8, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

The camera eyes of 13 ingenious Spy Creatures, including Spy Dolphin, Spy Nautilus and Spy Turtle, capture the dolphins' "superpod" behavior never filmed before. Infiltrate the social world of dolphins from strange gatherings to gang rivalries.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 8, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 8, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

The Private Life of Deer (Episode #3012H)

KQED Plus: Mon, May 8, 2017 -- 1:00 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.

Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, Part 1 (Episode #3411)

KQED World: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

The camera eyes of 13 ingenious Spy Creatures, including Spy Dolphin, Spy Nautilus and Spy Turtle, capture the dolphins' "superpod" behavior never filmed before. Infiltrate the social world of dolphins from strange gatherings to gang rivalries.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 8, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 8, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

The Private Life of Deer (Episode #3012H)

KQED Plus: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 7:00 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.

Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, Part 1 (Episode #3411)

KQED 9: Wed, May 3, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

The camera eyes of 13 ingenious Spy Creatures, including Spy Dolphin, Spy Nautilus and Spy Turtle, capture the dolphins' "superpod" behavior never filmed before. Infiltrate the social world of dolphins from strange gatherings to gang rivalries.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 8, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 8, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 4, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Great Zebra Exodus (Episode #3013H)

KQED Life: Tue, May 2, 2017 -- 7:00 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 Life: Wed, May 3, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Forest of the Lynx (Episode #3410)

KQED World: Mon, May 1, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Forests are far more complex than previously imagined. The documentary, filmed in 4K, travels deep into the remote forests of the Kalkalpen National Park in Austria - the largest area of wilderness in the Alps. Abandoned and unmanaged by man for close to a quarter of a century, the forest's dramatic cycle of growth and decay now rules the landscape. What appears at first to be devastation and destruction is in fact part of the fundamental process of the forest's regeneration and transformation back to its natural, primeval state.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 1, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 1, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Animal Misfits (Episode #3201)

KQED Plus: Mon, May 1, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature's misfits, odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures that at first glance seem ill-equipped for survival. Left at the starting line in the race for life, these are the apparent losers in the story of evolution, yet somehow they manage to cling to life and in some cases even thrive. "Animal Misfits" reveals some surprising details about how evolution really works, demonstrating that all animals are remarkably well-adapted to their chosen way of life.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 22, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 22, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, May 22, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 18, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
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