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Natural World investigates the vital link between animal mothers and their babies.The more we study animals the more we realize how emotional they are, to all mothers face difficult decisions as they struggle to raise their babies in a difficult and dangerous world, constantly balance their own needs with those of their children.However, there are many ways to increase their breeding, fish care for their young in the mouth for extended childhood of the gorillas or orangutans.Male lions can protect or kill the pups, for example. Orangutans spend more time growing than almost any other animal, as each monkey can be a decade of learning from his mother.Snouted caiman baby spend much less time with his mother. But even these reptiles help their hatch from their eggs.The very act of giving birth is a traumatic experience, and guanacos baby should be alert to predators almost from the moment they are born.Even men sometimes get into the act. Male mice of California support the females giving birth and acting affectionate father, helping to support his partner and the nest clean.Spider Woman Amourobius make the ultimate sacrifice, giving up his body to feed their young. The spider party directly on the flesh of his mother.
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Food Inc. examines corporate farming in the United States, concluding that agri-business produces food in a way that is environmentally harmful, that is unhealthy, and abusive of both animals & employees.This documentary is copyright protected and cannot be shown here. If you’re interested, click the Amazon link above for information on how to purchase the full DVD.
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In a sanctuary in the empty Californian desert, Tonya Littlewolf runs a rescue and rehabilitation for wolves. Many were rescued from breeders, some needing a lot of hands on attention from her. This is her story, and why she does what she’s doing.More info: wolfmountain.com
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This is the last of the David Attenborough series of documentaries about the natural world and this sequel leaves us with the hope that, eventually,there will be more of these amazing documentaries made. Once again, Attenborough delivers, in his own distinctive manner, a view of the surrounding world in his own characteristic way. His style has been described as gentle and discreet. This documentary looks at reptiles and amphibians, bringing into focus a number of creatures of all shapes and sizes. Throughout the episodes that comprise the series, the filmmakers delve into the life and deeds of their subjects with a very impressive camera work, which bring to our screens the things that were simply never seen before. At the time of the screening of this documentary, David Attenborough was 81. However he was still involved with the BBC, through assistance in the Natural History Unit and involvement in the projects Nature's Great Events, Life and Frozen Planet as a narrator.Watch this, state of the art, documentary and enjoy the wildlife at its best.
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For 13 years, Timothy Treadwell spent his summers on the peninsula of Alaska, living among the wild bears in the last five years, recording his life there. His winters were spent visiting elementary schools and making appearances on television, in an effort to educate people about the status of the animals he loved. This continued until October 5, 2003, when Treadwell and his girlfriend were attacked and killed by a bear.Using images of Treadwell, as well as interviews with friends, family and local authorities, the director Werner Herzog crafts a fascinating documentary about his favorite themes: obsession, madness, and man’s place in nature. Herzog, who plays an active role in the film, identifies with Treadwell, even though their world views are at opposite ends of the spectrum.Addressing the camera, Treadwell, who had no formal training with animals, he saw himself as a “kind warrior” who was there to protect the bears from poachers, developers and others who would do them harm. But others saw him as a deluded crackpot, suffering at least from a naivete about her role in the lives of bears. (When waxes poetic Treadwell on a pile of fresh bear dung, it is difficult not to agree with them) … (Barnes & Noble)
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This documentary is concerned with the poaching of elephants and orangutans. The story takes us on an incredible journey into the wild. From the rainforest of Borneo, to the savannas of Kenya, this film will give you a chance to see the difficult task of saving, rehabilitating and eventually releasing these wild animals. The director of this documentary is David Lickley and the writing and production credits go to Drew Fellman. The distribution in the US was done by Warner Bros along with IMAX Pictures. The documentary narration was done by Morgan Freeman. The release date was on April 8th in 2011. The film received a number of positive critics and was awarded with the Genesis Award for Best Documentary Feature from The Humane Society of the United States in 2012. This heartwarming documentary will give you a chance to see some of the most beautiful places on Earth and witness the shocking consequences of poaching. Fortunately, there is a group of people concerned with the issue at hand, and are more than willing to do something about it.If you enjoyed this documentary and would like to see more, click here.
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Felidae is the name of the biological family of cats; a member of this family is called a felid, or cat. The most familiar felid is the domestic cat, which first became associated with humans about 10,000 years ago, but the family includes all other wild cats, including the big cats.Extant felids belong to one of two subfamilies: Pantherinae (which includes the tiger, the lion, the jaguar, the leopard, and the snow leopard), and Felinae (which includes the cougar, the cheetah, the lynxes, the ocelot, and the domestic cat).This incredible documentary gives you an insight into the embryo development of a lion and a domestic cat. This remarkable journey is documented using the latest technological method called 4D ultrasound. This method allows us to see the behavior of these embryos and their overall development.
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For dog lovers everywhere, here is the ultimate tribute to the canine world. Both entertaining and informative video explores everything anyone could want to know about “man’s best friend.” What are they thinking? How is that originate hobby? What’s the story behind the industry of $ 18 billion driven by the devotion of the United States to these adorable pets?The documentary examines the origins of many popular breeds, and canine history of 10,000 years as a pet. If viewers of the smaller luxury toy poodle, the most massive of San Bernardo, or good old faithful Beagle, this video is a must for fun dog facts, culture and history … (Barnes & Noble)
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Series combining stunning wildlife of high-octane adventure. A team of explorers search the depths of the last great virgin forest on the planet.Cameras follow the team every sweaty step of the way as they explore the beautiful nature of Guyana, rappelling by one of the world’s most powerful waterfalls to climb to the treetops of the jungle.Known as the land of giants, Guyana is home to the huge anaconda, the largest tarantula and giant otters in the world.Gordon Buchanan goes in search of the elusive jaguar, while Steve Backshall abseiling for one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world to see the creatures that live there.Meanwhile, Justine Evans climbs to the top of the trees of the forest in search of monkeys and parrots and George McGavin explores rotten logs for whip spiders.The team is further into the desert, the jungle animals in search of rare and endangered species that live there. The base camp is invaded by scorpions and poisonous centipedes, and Gordon Buchanan discovers an animal thief helping itself to the base camp supplies.Steve Backshall finds giant piranha and the long fangs Sabretooth fish in their study of the river, while George McGavin catches the world’s largest tarantula.The climbing team begins an attempt to climb a huge mountain without climbing on the edge of the forest.Steve Backshall and the climbing team struggle to reach the top of a mountain unclimbed big table on the edge of the forest. The team live rough on top, in search of new species and scientific discoveries.Justine Evans for giant anteater, while George Gordon and the struggle of a remote jungle river to find a jungle paradise where the animals appear to show no fear of man.
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This documentary was directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. The premiere was at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on January 19th in 2013. The story is focused on the orca held by SeaWorld, called Tilikum, and the controversy revolving around the killer whales in captivity.This particular orca is involved in the deaths of three people, including the death of Tilikums` trainer Dawn Brancheau. Allegedly, the reason for the attack on the trainer was the fact that she had her hair tied to a ponytail. It was after the death of Dawn Brancheau, that Cowperthwaite began working on the documentary, expressing her doubts about the reasons for the attacks. She states that there has to be more to this story. She examines the behavior of the orcas in captivity and compares the lifespan of the ones living in wilderness to the ones that are living in captivity. The documentary also contains an interview with the Sea World trainer, John Hargrove. He describes his experiences with the orcas in captivity, including the ones he had with Tilikum. Watch this documentary and discover the behavioral patterns in captivated animals. The aggression that they display is rooted in the inability to live freely and the effects of the captivity are obvious. For more wildlife documentaries, click here.
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"In this documentary you will discover ants through the vision of the world renowned expert Bert Hoelldobler. There are endless records held by these amazing insects and this video is enlightening to say the least. Ants can survive and out-survive many of their peers which is demonstrated by the longevity of the species."
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A beaver can chomp its way thought a 6″ tree in only 15 minutes. Beavers can down hundreds of trees each year with the goal of setting up their dam, which is a feat of engineering, sometimes measuring 10 feet in height and 100 feet in length.
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The Thylacine was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. A native of Australia and New Guinea, is believed to have become extinct in the 20th century. It is commonly known as the Tasmanian Tiger (due to its striped back), the Tasmanian wolf, and colloquially the Tassie Tiger (or Tazzy) or simply the Tiger. It was the last of its kind existing Thylacinus, although several related species have been found in the fossil record dating from the early Miocene.The Thylacine became extinct on the Australian mainland thousands of years before European colonization of the continent, but survived on the island of Tasmania, along with several endemic species like the Tasmanian Devil.Intensive hunting encouraged by rewards is often blamed for their extinction, but other factors that contribute to the disease might have been, the introduction of dogs, and human encroachment of their habitat. Despite being officially classified as extinct, sightings are still reported.
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In January 1976 there were reports of a phenomenon. Images showed a bald monkey named Oliver upright, looked like a cross between a human and a chimpanzee, what scientists refer to as a humanzee. Oliver photographs shocked the world, and the media frenzy that followed became an international celebrity. In Japan, the very human-like behavior earned him cult status. In New York, some journalists described it as the missing link. Others called Bigfoot. Oliver was missing from the spotlight and disappeared over time.Now 30 years later found alive. And with the latest DNA profile, we can finally solve the mystery of the humanzee.
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Pedigree dogs are suffering from genetic diseases following years of inbreeding, an investigation has found. A BBC documentary says they are suffering serious problems, because the emphasis is on health when breeding dogs for shows. The program shows spaniels with brains too big for their skulls and boxers suffering from epilepsy. The Kennel Club says it works tirelessly to improve the health of pedigree dogs. Bred animals represent 75% of the seven million dogs in the UK and cost their owners more than 10 million pounds in veterinary expenses “each week.The program, pedigree dogs exposed, says that dogs suffering from genetic diseases are not prevented from competing in dog shows and have gone on to win “best in class”, despite his poor health. It says physical traits required by the breed standards of the Kennel Club as short faces, wrinkling, screw tails and dwarfism, have inherent health problems.Other problems occur because of exaggerations bred into dogs by breeders trying to win rosettes, it adds. The program shows a prize-winning Cavalier King Charles spaniel suffering from syringomyelia, a condition that occurs when a dog’s skull is too small for its brain. It also features boxers suffering from epilepsy, pugs with breathing problems and bulldogs who are unable to mate or give birth unassisted. It says deliberate mating of dogs which are close relatives is common practice and the Kennel Club registers dogs bred from mother to son and brother to sister matings. Scientists from Imperial College London, recently found that pugs in the UK are so inbred that although there are 10,000 of them, is the equivalent of about 50 different individuals.Steve Jones, professor of genetics at University College London, said: “People are carrying out breeding which would be the first of all entirely illegal in humans and secondly is absolutely insane from the point of view health of animals. “In some breeds they are paying a terrible price in genetic disease.”
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This series of the BBC / Discovery reveals some of the strangest behaviors in the animal world. In a series of action-packed sequences, tires falling off a truck and disturb the salamanders, which turn the wheels of life. Mexican jumping beans come alive and take over a toy store. Projectile vomiting fulmars use to attack a climber. Hagfish slime his way out of a fishing boat by turning water into the soup of mucus. A skunk teaches the toughest street gang a break-dance lesson. Animals addicted to drugs in some strange drugs and even discover the spirit of nature. Using new techniques of filming and some extraordinary special FX – this is the nature like never before.
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Using computer graphics and fossil evidence, Evolutions shows nature’s survival of the fittest in action.This three-part series illuminates unique evolutionary journeys and strangers who have given birth to some of the world’s most amazing animals.In part one, The Walking Whale shows how 50 million years ago, a hungry land animal got into shallow seawater. Four million years later, he lived permanently in the oceans and seas of planet Earth. Using art CGI, this film follows the remarkable evolution of a land animal into the modern whale.
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This remarkable documentary follows the story of an adult female Siberian tiger named Katia and her cub for a birthday. Their travel route takes us to the remote part of Russia. Unfortunately, on their journey, they will be drawn into a conflict with humans.This beautiful species once roamed from eastern Russia to South Korea, but the damage inflicted on the population by poaching and the destruction of their natural habitat resulted in the decrease in population with only a couple of hundred Siberian tigers left in this vast terrain.Katia and her cub are travelling through the Sikhote Alin Biosphere Reserve, which represents the core of the tiger dwellings. This sanctuary, located in the Eastern Russia, is the last breeding ground for the Siberian tigers. It is also the largest wildlife sanctuary in Russia. The purpose of this documentary is to raise awareness about the decline of this amazing species and hopefully make a change for the better. The extinction is a near future for this animal, unless something is done to prevent it.
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Elephants can live for 70 years. But what happens when one of these magnificent beasts in nature die? This documentary film normal impressive tour of the wildlife in the head to find out what happens after death, as a five-ton elephant adult becomes six million calories from fat, meat and viscera, feeding a completely different life cycle. The documentary gives scientists the opportunity to see up close, day and night, like beasts of leopards, hyenas and vultures, flies and beetles take a few days to reduce the largest land animal in the land of the bare bones . Simon Watt biologist leading a team of experts watching the developments in Tsavo West National Park in Kenya. To follow the action like never before, the use of remote cameras and night vision equipment under the supervision of animal behavior experts Warren Samuels. The elephant, a male young adult, had to be euthanized by a veterinarian after being mortally wounded by ivory poachers. But his remains will provide a feast for the local ecosystem and a new source of research.
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Psychic dogs, elephants, artwork, genius chimps and talkative dolphins steal the attention of extraordinary animals. This series explores the amazing animals with remarkable and unique abilities. From Hong, a female elephant in northern Thailand with a special talent for painting, for rogue, a dog with the uncanny ability to know when a patient will die, this program shows amazing talent of the animals that are outside of this world! (Excerpt from animalplanet.ca) In fact, there are 14 episodes of this remarkable animal series, but I think only three are available.
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David Attenborough entertaining romp through the world of monkeys has a serious side: for when we look at the monkeys that we see ourselves. From the moral memory of the “false alarm” to politics, the monkeys are our basic plan. “Farm” pygmy marmosets tree sap, bearded capuchins in Brazil to develop a production line for the extraction of palm nuts, white-faced capuchins in Costa Rica tenderly nursing the victims of the battle, and the highlands of Ethiopia has a Gelada Baboon deposed blues.
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Of all the big cats, the lion is one of the most terrifying — but there’s one man who isn’t scared at all. He’s Kevin Richardson, and he’s dedicated his career to understanding, conserving and living alongside these majestic beasts. Join Kevin in My Lion Family as he shows you the mighty lion in a fascinating new light.
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The rhinoceros is one of Africa’s iconic animals, but greed and corruption, myth and superstition have brought the rhino to the brink of extinction. For millenia its best protection, the rhino’s horn has become its worst enemy.Rhino horn is now worth more than gold and demand for it is at an all-time high. South Africa, which has the largest reserves of the wild animal, is a prime hunting ground for poachers. In 2010, South Africa lost 333 rhino to poaching and this number is expected to double in 2012.In a personal journey, Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull encounters greed, ignorance and corruption – highlighting how South Africa became the epicentre of rhino poaching. What caused the global epidemic and how does it threaten the survival of a species?
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"Land of Milk & Honey is a documentary film made by journalist and film maker Russell Cavanagh that celebrates two independent food producers living and working just outside Sheffield, UK. Their unique business brandings have gained eminence in the city. This story illustrates how important many small businesses are in helping bind local communities and in providing a quality alternative to often imported supermarket produce.The first subject of the documentary film is Sheffield Honey. Proprietor Jez Daughtry talks about why he moved from being a senior IT executive to full time apiarist. As he speaks to the camera, he is working on several of his 250 beehives and explaining how his small but expanding business works. Increasingly popular, jars of Sheffield Honey were ordered for the 2012 London Olympics.Our Cow Molly Farm provides the second subject of the film. A fairly small dairy business that was nearly one of many casualties in the supermarket price wars raging in 2007, Our Cow Molly decided to diversify into ice cream and such has been their success, they are considered an icon of Sheffield identity. Russell Cavanagh’s camera visits the farm to document the morning routine and goes on the early milk round across the city of Sheffield with OCM’s Eddie Andrew, who reveals why he shunned approaches by supermarkets to stock his produce, preferring instead to concentrate on those small, community businesses who helped him and his family business build up their brand.For more from Russell visit his site at http://russellcavanagh.me.uk"
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A short documentary about the fluffy rabbits, ferrets and lurchers. Aren't they cute?
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All creatures of nature, the British novelist Graham Swift once wrote, are joined for the express purpose of nature. And this is illustrated with charming detail and sometimes dizzying nature of sex.Birds, bees, and even barnacles and naked mole rats are forced to join forces to reproduce and pass on their genes to the next generation. From the sea horse that fits into a hypnotic underwater ballet to the rodent who copulates until they literally drop dead, the nature of sex spreads around the world to illustrate how an astonishing diversity of life forms find their mates and conceive, raise and protect their young.This Web companion to the four-part series takes a close look at the primal instinct that causes animals to come together to pass on their genes to the next generation. We also examined how time can be key in the mating process, and the variety of contracts for sex not only create a new life, but the diversity in both animals and humans.
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In this series, Sir David Attenborough takes you on a journey through the life of mammals. What is so special and what makes them grow?More importantly, what are the characteristics that make mammals the winning design. Mammals can be found everywhere, from the depths of the caves to the top of the mountains and cliffs.Mammals have conquered many of the places on Earth that does not seem fit to survive.
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Another series of the causes of Blue Planet: Seas of Life. This is the definitive series on the creatures most colorful, popular and perfectly adapted to the Earth. The Life of Birds traverses the globe, exploring 42 countries and examining over 300 species with infrared motion, slow and improved computer effects.David Attenborough, one of the world’s leading naturalists, home to an extraordinary exploration of the secret lives of these magnificent creatures. Awesome footage, will be surprised. I have seen this series several times, as it runs on PBS on a semi-regular, and I always seem to see something new. This series is never boring, is an informative look at the bird life in all aspects of life on this planet, and very well filmed and presented … A must see!
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1.7 million years ago in Africa, Homo ergaster, an ancient predecessor of modern humans, had to dig to survive. They lived in the elements among the monsters of the era, such as saber-toothed cat. Over time, early humans evolved and developed simple tools, began to communicate, and learned to control their most important tool: fire. However, the monsters were still there. 300,000 years ago, Homo erectus learned to hunt the giant Irish elk, the use of fire to drive these great beasts through a narrow gorge and over a cliff. While the best hunting skills, proximity is still a need to kill a huge beast. 40,000 years ago, Neanderthals were on top of their form, hunting of animals like the giant steppe bison. The Neanderthals were usurped by an entirely new race of humans, the Cro-Magnon. They adapted and survived when the Neanderthals could not.
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Amazing look into the world of snakes and their place in the modern world with Rob Bredl. Snakes being very misunderstood creatures get shown in this documentary in a fantastic light dispelling most, if not all, baseless myths about snakes. Well worth the watch for nature lovers.
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Using special techniques macroscopic photography, the filmmakers Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou created this fascinating and visually spectacular, hidden worlds in the life cycle of a common meadow in France. When viewed through the lens of cameras and Perennou Nuridsany, insects become gigantic beasts, blades of grass once in imposing monuments, and raindrops form puddles that resemble vast oceans.The filmmakers find humor, drama and beauty in the lives of these little flora and fauna as caterpillars turn into butterflies, beetles struggle with their day foraging, and snails reproduce the species. Microcosm was the winner of multiple awards from the 1996 French Academy Film Awards, the American version features narration by actress Kristin Scott Thomas.U.S. the film’s distributor has foolishly decided to market it as entertainment for children, in the apparent belief that there is a reasonable number of adults might be interested, much less enthralled by a documentary very well written and vividly narrated and shot on a fascinating segment and ignores the natural world.In concept, content, and delivery, this title is head and shoulders above the daily rate offered regularly, and consumed by adults in the cable television channels. (Barnes & Noble)
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The planet Earth is still home to places so pure that have become precious memories of how everyone – the ancient Earth, with no time – once seemed.From the icy mountains of Denali to the blue sea water in Costa Rica, the dramas of the witnesses are developed between the animal inhabitants, as they have done since the beginning of time.Through the experience of world famous natural history film makers, to experience the magic of every Eden life as it is captured on film for future generations.
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The harpy eagle is the most powerful bird of prey in the world, tearing the monkeys from the branches of the forest canopy.Rare and elusive, rarely seen, but with the discovery of a nest of harpies in the remote jungles of the Orinoco in Venezuela, wildlife film-maker Fergus Beeley has a unique opportunity to follow a girl’s life from birth to adulthood.Fergus stands high in the canopy to reveal a stunning world of color and sound, following the trials of newborn girl harpy eagle as he grows up.Fergus becomes a member of the community’s dazzling birds and animals around the nest and develops a bond harpy unexpectedly quits with the chicken.
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One of the unexpected movement films of the year, this French-made documentary about the mating cycle of emperor penguins was a surprise to moviegoers and became a blockbuster in the process. No wonder: March of the Penguins is cinema verite at its purest, an intimate and unsentimental representation of one of the true wonders of nature.Morgan Freeman as the narrator explains, every year these untamed creatures leave their marine habitat and make a long and arduous journey over the treacherous ice of Antarctica with their traditional breeding ground. Guided by instinct and undeterred by the harsh climate and lack of food, penguins walk resolutely to its destination, participate in their unique mating ritual, and work tirelessly to provide homeless children in an ecosystem to implacable.Director Luc Jacquet – which is not more praised by a classification team with patience, skill and dedication necessary to capture these unforgettable images in cinema – has a simple but compelling story that is as focused and dignified as the penguins . He draws us into his world and celebrates its unyielding determination, which makes caring for a surprising degree of duck creatures. It is a remarkable achievement, and you want to experience again and again.
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Inside the Giants dissects the nature of the planet’s largest animals to discover its evolutionary secrets.Most wildlife documentaries will tell how an animal’s behavior, but animal dissection and study their anatomy we can see how an animal.Experts in comparative anatomy, evolution and behavior to put some of the great popular and enigmatic animals under the knife.Scientific vet, Mark Evans, will interpret the results, the biologist Simon Watts test “in the field of physiology and Richard Dawkins goes back to the animals” animals out in the tree of life.
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The film Sharkwater – internationally award-winning documentary by Rob Stewart Rob Stewart, exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure.What made him a dangerous journey into the balance of life on earth. Driven by passion fed from a lifelong fascination with sharks, Stewart debunks historical stereotypes of bloodthirsty sharks, man-eating monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas.Filmed in visually stunning high-definition video, Sharkwater takes you into the shark-rich waters of the world, exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding shark populations in the world marine reserves of Cocos Island Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.In an effort to protect sharks, Stewart teams with renegade conservationist Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Your amazing adventure begins with a battle between the Sea Shepherd boat and shark poachers in Guatemala, resulting in pirate boat rammings, Warship chases, mafia espionage, corrupt court systems and attempted murder charges, which forced to flee for their lives.Still, Stewart discovers these magnificent creatures have gone from predator to prey. Each year 100 million sharks are caught to meet the demand for shark fin soup in Asia. Despite surviving the history of the land mass extinctions, sharks could easily be eliminated in a few years due to human greed.Destruction of shark populations is a major problem for oceanic ecosystems, and all life on earth, 70% of our oxygen comes from life in the seas. Stewarts journey of courage and determination changes from a mission to save the worlds sharks into a fight for his life, and humanity.
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An odyssey over three years in the making, Winged Migration is definitely an amazing experience to behold. His most impressive and moving is its ability to attract viewers to a world almost abroad, traveling along a variety of bird species that make their semiannual migrations over long distances. Microcosmos and puts the viewer in a world of ants in size of the blades of grass loomed like skyscrapers, Winged Migration offers the world through the eyes of birds.We are on the floor with them as they interact, seek support and care for their young, and we are in the air with the birds flying without discouragement of high and low land and sea. The film is also a world tour that reveals beautiful landscapes that most humans never get to see. One of the unexpected pleasures of the film is to hear the many voices and different from these beings that communicate with each other, it’s almost like a music track itself.As for current music and film scores, is a mixture. Some musical choices interact well with the visuals, while many are agitated and upset. Usually, the most effective, either without music or accompanied by minimalist compositions. The thrill of flying with the birds is countered with the representation of disasters and the obstacles they face every day.
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Produced in association with Discovery Channel, this documentary has gathered some of the most fascinating facts now known about the animals on this planet.The images of the film is fabulous, and explanatory graphics to help understand how the mechanisms of survival of some animals to work.From the harsh Arctic winter temperatures, we see the polar bears endure the weather with protective caps and keen sense of smell.The film moves southward to Antarctica and the penguins and how to survive. The extraordinary vision of the eagle looks, talent and keen sense of smell of the wolf and salmon.
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This relatively obscure series (2002) is a real find. 7 one-hour episodes tell the story of all sea invertebrates (sponges, anemones, worms, mollusks, arthropods, jellyfish, starfish, etc …) over time and how we relate and in some cases depending of these seemingly humble creatures.Amazing video and computer graphics to clearly explain everything. The scope of the video is all over the world. This is documentary filmmaking at its best.It’s a shame that it is best known for its easy as good as (better than, in my humble opinion) of PBS / BBC documentary on the same topic.This is the evolution of life on earth, to explain the gradual changes in the anatomy (invertebrates to vertebrates, etc.).Interesting information, first class photography and graphics, and some of the strangest-looking creatures I’ve seen!After seeing this, you probably have a renewed and deeper understanding of what represents the animal kingdom.
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"This documentary explores the animals that have naturally developed a chemical defense or offence for survival. Focusing on snakes, spiders, insects and lizards, we learn how these animals live, and how they use their chemical properties within their lives."
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This famous series explores the outer limits of the latest scientific findings and finds that sharks can sense the human aura electric and dolphins use ultrasound to see the human embryo in the uterus. There are frogs that have dominated the cryogenics and can literally freeze in the life of six months, and lizards that weep blood. In this “strange but true”, lizards walk on water, bacteria make gold and pets predict earthquakes. Science shows that most animals live in a different world, sensory and physical human beings.
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How can a chimpanzee to see the world? A research project at Edinburgh Zoo is designed to answer that question in a new and innovative way – by training chimpanzees to use video screens to play and give them a special chimp-proof camera. How will they react to the tools in evolutionary terms are a few million years ahead of them? Specializing in chimpanzees Herrelko Betsy finds out, trying to communicate with chimpanzees using video technology has its trials and tribulations, as power struggles, bites and fights in the way of the directors of hairy chimpanzee.However, at the end of the program we have the privilege of seeing the world’s first film, shot by chimpanzees.
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In the competitive struggle for survival, less powerful animals have developed a series of clever strategies to find and kill their targets. Traps, baits and lies can be the tricks known to man, but they are also cleverly used by the creatures of the animal kingdom.With the weapons of deception, animals can disarm and attract prey to death. Perhaps the oldest weapons used by animals are projectiles, the evolution of their own versions of poison-tipped spears, missiles and bullets from high powered chemicals. The creatures that appear in this episode demonstrates the nature of resources and inspiration to survive in the animal world.Specialist hunting strategies demand specific adaptations of the body, teeth, claws and fearsome scimitar sharp fangs. In the natural world there are knives, cutters, knives, sticks and rods of a galaxy of animal equipped with an arsenal of weapons to win a meal. To get close enough, many use stealth, speed and surprise. Besides the war, these weapons are also used in aggressive displays to threaten and intimidate competitors and predators alike.
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This documentary is about the Asiatic lions, which are completely different from African lions, both in appearance and behavior, but are growing in India. His refuge is the Gir forest in Gujarat, and in the last 100 years their numbers have grown from 20 to over 300.These lions are now spreading beyond the protection of the National Park to recover the lost territory and colonize new habitats. It is a story of the conservation of rare success but poses new challenges to the lions, naturalists and foresters.
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Join host Joanna Lumley as she teams up with the Kenya Wildlife Service to capture and relocate 7 young giraffes in an effort to continue their preservation. The Rothschild giraffes are becoming endangered, and conservationists are starting to be concerned.This film also shows the Giraffe Manor, a wildlife preserve for Rothschild giraffes that doubles as a unique hotel for people to experience being up close to these gentle creatures.
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The iconic Irrawaddy dolphin was once plentiful in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, but was decimated during the region’s turbulent recent past. Now threatened by fishing nets and proposed hydropower dams, the species is on the verge of extinction in the Mekong. With fewer than 100 dolphins remaining in the river, the Cambodian government has banned the use of gillnets to prevent the accidental catching of dolphins. Gillnet use is potentially destructive to both fish and dolphins. Restrictions on gillnet use however, can create hardships for the people who use gillnets to feed their family and make a living. To support these people, WWF has partnered with local government and development agencies to provide education and alternative livelihood opportunities in communities along the Mekong to mitigate these hardships and gain support to save the Mekong’s critically endangered dolphins.
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Occasionally there is a giant in the arena of science, someone who transcends the narrow limits of a particular line of research and alters our worldview. EO Wilson is a man. Ant expert EO Wilson has devoted his career to the study of small creatures. However, what separates him is his ability to step back and see the grand scheme of things.The newly appointed Harvard University, Wilson ignores the charges for molecular biologists who work with the ants is a mere “stamp collecting.” You will find extraordinary means of communication ants, opening new areas of study.Wilson realizes that the chemicals that govern the behavior of an ant must have a genetic basis. Does this true for other animals, including humans? His response, the 1975 book Sociobiology, a storm of controversy. As the controversy dies down slowly, Wilson turns his attention to a new crisis: the continuing loss of biodiversity.In the Florida Keys, which carries out an innovative experiment that provides key data for the new field of conservation biology. Now in its sixth decade of Harvard University, Wilson launched his Encyclopedia of Life, and continues to write books and actively campaigning to protect what remains of the endangered ecosystems in the world. (Excerpt from pbs.org)
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A courting male cat a cat and start a family together. We see the kittens that are born and nurtured in the mother, whereas interested and proud father supports. Beautifully photographed and executed. With subtitles, dialogue, and a refreshing absence of human beings on the screen. Very touching by Alexander Hammid, whose collaborations with Maya Deren had prior knowledge of, and highly recommend it.