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PLANTS BEHAVING BADLY
Murder & Mayhem

 

Examine the extraordinary behavior of carnivorous plants, which have been a feature of many a sci-fi film over the years. The reality turns out to be far stranger than the fiction.

 

NATURE
Forest of the Lynx

 

This edition celebrates the beauty, inspiration and future of the American landscape. Working with wood, glass and fiber as well as new materials, the artists profiled challenge viewers to reassess their relationship to the natural world. Throughout history, the colors, textures, shapes, as well as scents and tastes of the physical world, have inspired artists to produce works of astonishing dimension and power. Featured artists include Patrick Dougherty, Mary Merkel-Hess, Michelle Holzapfel, Catherine Alice Michaelis and Preston Singletary.

 

GORONGOSA PARK: REBIRTH OF PARADISE
Battle Lines / Roaring Back

 

Experience the inspiring rebirth of an African wilderness through the eyes of Emmy Award-winning wildlife cameraman Bob Poole. Darting away from lions, wrestling crocs, facing down angry elephants – it’s all part of a day’s work as he joins the battle to “re-wild” Mozambique’s legendary national park.

 

Battle Lines
A new lion’s arrival sparks a conflict among Gorongosa’s dominant lions. Joyce has questions about the mysterious behavior of the Gorongosa’s elephants, and Bob tastes the danger of crop-raiding elephants.

 

Roaring Back
When Bob returns to Gorongosa, he discovers a huge nesting colony of water birds. He resumes his search for the lion cubs that went missing. After many sleepless nights, he finally meets the park’s new cubs – the future of lions in Gorongosa.

 

GORONGOSA PARK: REBIRTH OF PARADISE
New Blood / Hidden Worlds

 

Experience the inspiring rebirth of an African wilderness through the eyes of Emmy Award-winning wildlife cameraman Bob Poole. Darting lions, wrestling crocs, facing down angry elephants – it’s all part of a day’s work as he joins the battle to “re-wild” Mozambique’s legendary national park.

 

New Blood
Bob and the lion team find one of the cubs with a wound and race to save her. Then, a massive relocation mission is launched to bring back zebra and eland – Africa’s largest antelope.

 

Hidden Worlds
Rappelling into deep gorges, Bob and a team of scientists discover forests full of new species and unexplored caves.

 

NATURE
Animal Homes: Animal Cities

 

For some animals, living in the midst of huge colonies of their own kind is the most secure and rewarding housing arrangement. Icelandic puffins form nesting colonies of more than a million, providing shared information about food sources and reducing the odds of attacks on individual birds. But colonies are useful for predators, too. Social spiders in Ecuador work together to capture prey 20 times the size an individual might subdue on its own. For others, communal living provides multi-generational care-giving options or the opportunity to build enormous cities like the acre-wide multi-million-citizen colonies built by leaf cutter ants in Costa Rica, or Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, built entirely by tiny corals.