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

KQED 9: Wed, Dec 27, 2017 -- 8:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 31, 2017 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 29, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 28, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

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

KQED 9: Wed, Dec 20, 2017 -- 8:00 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 World: Mon, Dec 25, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 25, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 24, 2017 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 24, 2017 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 22, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 21, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Soul of the Elephant (Episode #3304)

KQED 9: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Ironically, every dead elephant with its ivory intact is a reason to celebrate. It means an elephant died of natural causes, not bullets, snares or poison, and a soul was allowed to be celebrated and mourned by its herd. Award-winning filmmakers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert start with the remains of two bull elephants and through a series of key flashbacks, look at the lives they would have led, the dramas they may have seen, their great migrations for water with their families, and their encounters with lions and hyenas. This film, shot over two years, will be an intimate look at elephants through the lens of perhaps the greatest storytellers of natural history.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 17, 2017 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 17, 2017 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 15, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 14, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

The Funkiest Monkeys (Episode #3105H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 -- 11:00 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.

Meet The Coywolf (Episode #3104H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf, is a hauntingly beautiful carnivore found increasingly on the streets of North American cities. Its appearance is very recent -- within the last 90 years -- in evolutionary terms, a blip in time. The story of how it came to be begins in Canada but by no means ends there. It is a tale of how quickly adaptation and evolution can occur, especially when humans interfere. New York wildlife biologist Roland Kay is fascinated by this new hybrid, the product of a shifting gene pool that is now stabilizing. Kays tracks and photographs coywolves with remote motion sensor cameras, collects road kill and scat, and obtains tissue and bone samples from fur trappers, hunters, and others to unravel the mysteries that define this new species.

Invasion of the Killer Whales (Episode #3203)

KQED World: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 5:00 PM

A remarkable new story is unfolding in the Arctic, one that has never been told before. As the ice shrinks, the polar bear is struggling to survive in a fast melting world. Polar bears are great hunters on ice but recently their home ground is vanishing from under their feet. Although classified as a marine mammal, the polar bear is not adapted to hunting in the water despite being able to swim huge distances. And they are certainly no match for the world's greatest aquatic hunter -- the killer whale. In the last few years, scientists have started noting an ever-growing number of killer whales in Arctic waters in the summer months. More and more have been attracted to these huge hunting grounds by the growing expanses of open water. And they are attacking exactly the same prey animals as the polar bears: seals, narwhal, belugas and bowhead whales.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 9:00 PM
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