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Natural Born Rebels: Hunger Wars (#3510) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Meet the animals who will steal, cheat and fight to get food, including kleptomaniac crabs, thieving macaques, con artist spiders, tricky tigers, and cannibalistic lizards.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Apr 26, 2018 -- 2:00am
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 27, 2018 -- 11:00am
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 29, 2018 -- 5:00pm Remind me
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  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 30, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me

H Is for Hawk: A New Chapter (#3504B) Duration: 1:22:15 STEREO TVPG

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 26, 2018 -- 10:00am
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 28, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me

The Gathering Swarms (#3112H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

This program looks at some of the most extraordinary swarms on the planet, including a view from inside a locust swarm, mayflies along the Mississippi, 17-year cicadas, and brine fly hatches over Lake Victoria. Superswarms of finch-like quelea in Africa merit attempts at control through assaults on their roosts, while aggressive swarms of silver carp in North American seem able to overcome any kind of restraint. Dangerous swarms of killer bees, however, can be controlled to the point that they can be worn as a human bee suit. But beyond the power of sheer numbers, increasingly complex and organized swarms eventually give rise to swarm intelligence that allows complex decisions to be made.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 29, 2018 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 30, 2018 -- 2:00am Remind me

Natural Born Rebels: Survival (#3511H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVPG

Some animals will do whatever it takes to survive. Cockatoos turn to vandalism, boxer crabs hold anemones hostage, sloths become filthy, puff adders have an 'invisibility cloak' to hide themselves, and chimps use violence to stay in power.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, May 2, 2018 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 3, 2018 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, May 4, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 6, 2018 -- 5:00pm Remind me
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  • KQED World: Mon, May 7, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, May 7, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me

Natural Born Rebels: The Mating Game (#3512) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-S (Secondary audio: none)

Getting ahead in the mating game requires some astonishing behavior-from promiscuous prairie dogs, to backstabbing manakins, kidnapping macaques, and hyenas with a bad case of sibling rivalry.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, May 9, 2018 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 10, 2018 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, May 11, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 13, 2018 -- 5:00pm Remind me
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Super Hummingbirds (#3401) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, May 16, 2018 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 17, 2018 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, May 18, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 20, 2018 -- 5:00pm Remind me
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  • KQED World: Mon, May 21, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, May 21, 2018 -- 11:00am Remind me

The World's Most Wanted Animal (#3513) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Join conservationist Maria Diekmann in the crusade to save pangolins, the most trafficked animal in the world. Learn about these little-known yet highly desired scaly mammals whose basic biology remains a mystery, hampering conservation efforts.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, May 23, 2018 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 24, 2018 -- 2:00am Remind me
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Giraffes: Africa's Gentle Giants (#3403H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

What does it take to relocate a herd of wild giraffes in Africa? One man, his family, and a band of enthusiastic helpers are about to find out. Their journey will take them across the wild heart of Uganda, crossing the mighty Nile River. The size of this operation cannot be underestimated, particularly when your cargo is so precious. That's because these are no ordinary giraffes, they are in fact the world's rarest. Any mistake could be costly, not only for the giraffes being moved but also for an entire species.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, May 30, 2018 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 31, 2018 -- 2:00am Remind me
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