The North American West was once a wild horse domain. In fact, as late as the 19th century, huge herds roamed the prairies alongside the buffalo. Today, only a few hundred remain wild and are in danger of extinction..
In captivity they literally will themselves to die.In this engrossing documentary, we photograph that rare sight of a wild mustang running free.
Enjoy five series of the very best natural history programming ever made, brought to you by the world s greatest natural history presenter.
This stunning set contains over 13 hours of amazing stories and footage, including 2 hours of exclusive bonus and behind-the-scenes material.
Kingdom of Plants
In this sensational series, shot through all four seasons, David Attenborough uses the latest time lapse and macro photography to reveal a wholly unseen dimension in the lives of plants, from the most beautiful to the most bizarre.
Rise of Animals
Join David for a 500-million-year adventure back through time. On an eye-opening journey that combines captivating CGI graphics with groundbreaking natural history footage, discover the epic story of how the incredible range of creatures on Earth came to be.
See the hidden world of insects and scorpions as never before. David s passion for, and knowledge of the arthropod world is given free rein, with new developments in macro filming techniques providing unprecedented images.
David takes us on an extraordinary journey to the enchanting Galapagos Islands, unlocking the secrets of their formation and showing the unique wildlife and fauna in a whole new light.
Natural History Museum Alive
Perhaps David s most ambitious project to date, this incredible special sees David bring back to life a selection of the extinct creatures housed in the world famous Natural History Museum. Winner of the 2014 Television BAFTA for Best Factual Programme.
Years later, on their South African ranch, his family and their beloved hippo, Jessica, share a bond that seems to defy the laws of nature. We follow the ups and downs of family life in the Joubert household as Tonie and his wife Shirley prepare Jessica for adolescence while navigating the dangers of bringing a wild animal into their home.
Sally Boysen, a professor of Psychology at Ohio State University, raises and studies chimps. She previously documented the lives of Keeli and Ivy from birth up to six years old. In this follow-up to Keeli & Ivy: Chimps Like Us , see the development of chimps Emma and Harper, with appearances by Keeli and Ivy (now six years old) and their adult friends (Bobby and Sheba) as they develop an expanded and more useful vocabulary. Over the next four years, Sally expects Emma, Harper and the others to communicate in short sentences.
As their world is destroyed, freedom arrives. A desperate struggle for survival is raging deep in the heart of Borneo's forest as illegal logging rapidly destroys the Bornean Orangutans' last stronghold in the wild. There is practically no wilderness left for this nomadic, mostly solitary species. Time is running out for the orangutans. But in the heart of Borneo, hope arrives in the form of Lone Droscher-Nielsen and her talented team from the Nyaru Menteng Rescue and Reintroduction Center as they transfer 35 young orphaned orangutans they've raised to a protected sanctuary. Here, on Orangutan Island, they will hone their survival skills and hopefully create a communal society. Join the orangutans as they enter a whole new realm of real life education and watch as Lone and her team transfer Cha Cha, Saturnus, Daisy, Chen Chen and all their classmates to the island. Experience their journey to adulthood as they struggle to form their own society and learn how to live free on Orangutan Island.
Some Alaskans hold onto the idea that mysterious monsters snatch them up but Alaska Monsters travels with a team of native outdoorsmen “ who call themselves the Midnight Sons “ and investigates the harsh Alaskan forest in a quest to uncover proof of frightening monsters thought to be living there.
With impressive ivory and an incredibly inquisitive nature, this iconic elephant embodied the spirit of wild Africa and captured the hearts of safari operators Boet and Chris Liebenberg, who spent years living alongside Big Boy in their camp on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. Big Boy spent his time watching his human friends and learning from them, quietly observing the comings and goings of these strange creatures, until one tragic day, when the greed of humankind and the lust for ivory changed everything... Big Boy: An Elephant's Story is a touching tale of triumph over adversity, a story of courage in the face of danger and how one elephant changed the lives of all who live in one of Africa's last great wilderness areas. His tragic death at the hands of poachers inspired a pioneering conservation project which has helped to eradicate the scourge of ivory poaching in the region and has helped the humans and animals living in the beautiful Lower Zambezi Valley to live together in harmony. The incredible scenery of the location, the magnificent animals which call it home and the need to conserve and protect Africa's beautiful wild places are captured in this moving documentary.
The Most Ferocious Predator To Have Stalked The Earth! Step inside the territory of the incredible T-Rex, one of the largest predators to have roamed the Earth. The tyrant lizard was over 10 metres long and weighed between an estimated five and seven metric tons. Quite simply, it was a colossus, and is now remembered as a ferocious beast that ruled the pre-historic world. For a Century, this giant beast has rampaged through the plains of our imagination. But today, new fossils raise a heretical question: was T-Rex just a Mesozoic garbage disposal? What other nasty shocks might science hold in store for our favorite villain: the legendary T-Rex. From its origins to its downfall, these programmes look for clues that can fill in the crucial details and unlock the mysteries of this fearsome creature.
Dave Canterbury and Cody Lundin are not your typical trained survival experts. Their methods are unorthodox and their goal is simple: find out what it takes to stay alive in real-life situations. In this returning season Canterbury and Lundin travel to some of the most extreme places on earth. They use their limited resources and endless skills to survive, and teach us how to deal with real survival challenges.
The wild man of the moors is back. Johnny Kingdom, gravedigger turned amateur film-maker spends a year recording the bird life in and around his home on his beloved Exmoor.
Johnny has spent three years creating a wildlife habitat on his 52-acre patch of land on the edge of Exmoor. This year he is turning his attention to the bird life; hoping to follow some of the species he finds near his home and on his land, across the seasons. We see the transitions from the lovely autumn mists of the oak wood, through the sparkling snow-clad landscape of a North Devon winter, into spring s woodland carpet of bluebells and finally the golden glow of early summer.
The bulk of this series is from Johnny s own camera. Don t expect the Natural History Unit - expect instead, passion, enthusiasm, humour and an exuberant love of the landscape and its wildlife.
Using a touch screen computer they begin with the alphabet, and over time the chimps are spelling out words like œcat? and œkeys? when the object is placed in front of them. Keeli & Ivy: Chimps Like Us , narrated by Kelsey Grammer, follows Dr. Boysen as she raises the two baby chimps and reveals the stories and science behind primate intelligence.
For six years they lived with the wolves in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho, and learned that the legend of the terrifying blood-thirsty wolf is a myth. Exclusive footage reveals the innermost details of life in the pack “ its unique social structure, how wolf cubs are raised within the group and how these powerful creatures interact with man. Overcoming forest fires, marauding mountain lions and sub-zero winters, the Dutchers and these elusive, intelligent animals share the heartwarming and unique partnership of human and predator.
As exotic pets or in the wild, they have attacked and killed humans. Now on the loose in Florida, people, native animals and the ecosystem arent safe. Currently confined to an area west of Miami, if these predators make it to the Everglades and interbreed with Burmese pythons, it could give birth to a terrifying, hybrid man-eating super snake.
Grant is a highly-experienced scientist who has spent the best part of his adult life in the field with meerkats. He has learned an unusual and valuable skill “ the ability to habituate meerkats to human presence; he can bring them to trust him and feel relaxed in his company. Nigel joins Grant in the field over the course of a year, and soon becomes an expert himself in the art of befriending meerkats.
Famously bad-tempered, myopic and solitary, the black rhino has a daunting reputation. Just 50 years ago there was a rhino behind every bush in Africa. But today, poached to the brink of extinction for its horn, there are now less than 3,000 left on the continent. Little understood, near impossible to study, feared and vilified, the private life of rhinos has remained an enigma until now.
These are the cases that can only be closed by one of the most remarkable weapons available to modern law enforcement “ a dogs nose. Able to smell some odours with ten thousand times more sensitivity than people, dogs have truly superhuman crime-solving powers. Without these dogged detectives thousands of criminals would elude capture, but for bad guys theres no hiding from a good nose. A Nose For Crime pays tribute to the courageous, four-footed detectives who can sniff out evidence to solve the toughest of cases.
The complete first two series of the programme following life behind the scenes at Caldecote Farm stables. Ed and Nadia Brook play a key role in running the stables and preparing the horses for show jumping events, but the stresses and strains of running a busy equestrian centre often takes a toll on the couple's relationship.
We failed “ there are more Africans living in extreme poverty today than ever before. The scandal of Ethiopia is that, like much of Africa, its a potentially rich country with enormous resources: what has never been recognised, until now, is that the solution to its dilemma lies in the hands of its own people. Shot in high definition, Africa Rising goes right inside the extraordinary story of how a large rural area of Ethiopia is taking itself out of poverty. With a cast of thousands, our film will open the eyes of the world to a new dawn - Africans solving Africas needs themselves.
Follow an elephant family on a life-or-death journey across the vast African plains. Africa s Elephant Kingdom tells the gripping story of an extended elephant family that must embark upon a life-or-death journey across the vast African plains. Travelling over Mount Kilimanjaro, past Kenyan waterfalls, rivers and forests, hear the story of a large 60-year-old elephant known as Old Bull and his clan and the relationships that exist in elephant society babies to mothers, mothers to families, and families to clans. Clan members are seen in competition for mates, raising children and searching for food. With the onset of a severe drought, the clan migrates in a journey across vast stretches of land in search of dwindling sources of food and water, persisting simply but nobly, bringing us face-to-face with the extraordinary joys and sorrows of elephant life.
Out on the front lines, by air, by land and by sea, theres one group of lawmen who lace up their boots every day to stand guard and protect Alaskas precious wildlife resources. They are Alaskas Wildlife Troopers. We follow the Fairbanks Wildlife Troopers as they respond to wildlife calls across an expansive and diverse region. From the Canadian border to the Arctic Ocean, the Troopers protect natural resources and assist with search and rescue operations. Freezing temperatures and limited visibility can make even the simplest job a dangerous risk.
Nigel Marven and the crew travelled to Venezuela to familiarise themselves with medium-sized anacondas, before venturing deep into Amazonia to search for a real giant exceeding 30-feet. Shot in harsh physical conditions across South America, Anaconda Adventure includes incredible slow-motion underwater footage of Nigel swimming with an 18-foot anaconda.
In this two-hour special, Dr. Ritter will examine the footage of this unfortunate incident for the very first time. Dr. Ritter, and additional scientists and behavioural experts, will discuss and determine the difference between a shark bite and an actual attack “ and what triggers sharks to bite. This programme will also look at footage of other shark attacks, to help illustrate how different breeds of sharks react to different situations. Computer-generated imaging will be used to demonstrate how the powerful jaws of a shark work. Featuring both underwater and topside footage of a bull shark bite, this programme provides an in-depth study of how and why sharks bite.
Communicate with animals using telepathy with an amazingly simple step by step guide. Understand the A-Z process of using telepathy. Learn how to still the mind and "tune-in" to the frequency of the animals thoughts. Develop closer relationships with the animals in your life. Interactive Live webinar broadcast with Q & A section included.
Ever since he was a teenager, when he was inspired by the efforts of Bear Grylls, Geordie Stewart has been fired by a hugely ambitious desire: to climb the highest mountain in each of the world’s seven continents. The Ultimate Climb features exclusive, breathtaking footage that Geordie shot on his epic quest as he tries to complete his dream by climbing the highest and most famous mountain in the world – Everest. If he can achieve this goal, Geordie will set a new record, becoming the youngest Briton ever to climb all seven summits.
A fascinating look at the wildlife that also calls these islands home. The British public is finally becoming more aware of the creatures that also call these islands home. This series examines the British creatures whose lives are under threat, showing the habitats they live in, why they have sometimes faced extinction and what we can do to make sure they survive and thrive. These are fascinating creatures, no less so than those found in African Safari Parks or blue cloudless Asian skies. Using spectacular archive footage, Animal Planet examines the history of otters, dolphins and porpoise, water voles, peregrines, red kites and red squirrels, as well as Scottish wildcats and pine martens. These six episodes both raise awareness and inspire, as each programme tells of species on the brink but also reveals stories of how they are fighting back in some cases quite dramatically and shows how, when we put our minds to it, we can make a difference and prevent the continuing destruction.
Enjoy the very best natural history programming ever made, brought to you by the world's greatest natural history presenter.
This stunning set contains over 7 hours of amazing stories and footage, including exclusive bonus and behind-the-scenes material. Natural History Museum Alive: Perhaps David's most ambitious project to date, this incredible special brings back to life a selection of extinct creatures housed in the world-famous Natural History Museum.
Galapagos: David takes us on an extraordinary journey to the enchanting Galapagos Islands, unlocking the secrets of their formation and showing the unique wildlife and fauna in a whole new light.
Micro Monsters: See the hidden world of insects and scorpions as never before. David's passion for, and knowledge of, the arthropod world is given free rein with new developments in macro filming techniques providing unprecedented images.
BONUS FEATURES - Making of Micro Monsters and Natural History Museum Alive, plus exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes material.
This programme proves how the smallest creatures in the world can also be the most deadly. Why do most people fear insects? Is it because they are unpredictable, they fly, swarm, sting and bite? Insects are everywhere “ at home, in the garden, the office, on every continent. One scientist estimates that a billion insects are alive at any one time. Tens of thousands of people die every year from insect bites (the annual estimate for the U.S. is one thousand three hundred; Mexico, one thousand five hundred and in Africa alone, one million children per year die from malaria, a disease transmitted by mosquitoes). But despite these chilling statistics, entomologists believe that without insects, life on Earth and the Earth itself would be vastly different. Insects fertilise plants, till the soil and serve as food for animals.
The fascinating residents “ bacteria, tube worms, crabs, octopods, mussels and clams “ have amazed scientists because of their extreme living conditions of high heat and toxic chemicals that would be toxic in other environments. Deep Sea, Deep Secrets takes the viewer deep within the trenches of the seas surface in search of the fascinating life forms that dwell there, and showcases a world not normally recognisable to the average human.
Manny Muig, aka ˜The Shark Man has such an intimate knowledge of shark behaviour he can push the envelope with these predators like no one else on earth. In Diary of a Shark Man , Manny will reveal his secrets, foregoing cages, armour and repellant, as he literally re-writes the book on shark and human interaction.
Follow Scotty Moore, an adventurous archaeologist, as he journeys to the farthest reaches of the Earth on a quest driven by the belief that the secrets of the past have yet to be revealed. Carefully preserved mummies and entombed skeletons are a link to ancient civilisations. Each episode presents a mystery to unravel, a life to understand, a world to explore and a death to reveal. But these long-hidden remains do not yield their secrets easily. Ancient tombs are protected by lush vegetation, inhospitable terrain, ever-changing weather, dangerous wildlife and man-made obstacles. The pursuit of mummies, and answers to the mysteries they raise, will take our adventurer to some of the most spectacular and remote places on the planet.
The annual Arctic migration of Caribou is the largest of its kind in Western Alaska.On their journey they face many hardships and dangers which will take their toll. This programme profiles this extraordinary migration while examining their habits and social behaviour in this harsh climate.
Today, the hippos have multiplied to thirty-two and continue to pose a threat to the country. With archival footage and exclusive interviews with Roberto Escobar, Pablos eldest brother, we detail Escobars rise to prominence and his ultimate demise. We also chronicle the plight of Colombian veterinarians as they race against the clock to locate a runaway hippo “ the living symbol of Escobars lasting terror.
But, Alaska is changing at a rapid rate. A team of some of the worlds top scientists and wildlife filmmakers explore this remote and rugged landscape documenting the impact of global warming on the landscape and wildlife of Alaska.
In Extreme Alaska beautiful photography of stunning landscapes is enhanced by computer images to show how populations and natural forces have changed the land. Intimate portraits show the spirit of the people, both those native to Alaska and those who came to change the land but in turn were dominated by it.
A land where the indigenous wildlife defies scientific logic, its a land of extremes. Journey down under to see the creatures and geological oddities unique to this remarkable continent. Experience the delicate beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. And confront Australias most feared land predator “ a bird.
Head off on a boy s own adventure. Cricket legend Freddie Flintoff ventures to four unique natural landscapes and sees first-hand the lives of the people and the wildlife that inhabit them.. Freddie joins the Masai tribe on the hunt for the great wildebeest migration in Tanzania.. He collects bushtucker with Aboriginals in the Northern Territories of Australia which includes everything from berries to saltwater crocodiles. He tracks orangutans and pygmy elephants with the Dusun natives in Borneo. And finally Freddie is taken into the heart of the Discovery Islands in Canada where, with the First Nations Chief he searches out wolves, bears, deer, cougars and killer whales.. Features all four programmes from the series:. Australia Freddie has a near miss with a saltwater crocodile, and shares an Aboriginal meal of traditionally cooked wallaby.. Borneo On the hunt for orangutan, Freddie encounters dangerous snakes, wild boar and blood-sucking leeches.. Tanzania A journey with a Masai elder, in search of a great wildebeest migration, brings Freddie into contact with giraffes, zebra and other awe-inspiring animals of Africa.. Canada After camping out under the stars, Freddie gets closer than he ever dreamed to a pod of killer whales.
Follow three infant gorillas as they embark on the journey of a lifetime. Follow the journey of three infant gorillas as they are transported from Howletts Animal Park in Kent, UK to Africa where they must learn the ways of the wild before being reintroduced in a protected forest in Gabon. As well as charting the progress of these pioneering gorillas, this series follows the work of the devoted scientists and park rangers who are re-building the gorilla population. Narrated by Academy Award® winning actor Kevin Spacey, Gorilla School delivers fear and drama, friendship and rivalry, bullying and community, hardship and triumph.
Large predator expert Dave Salmoni heads deep into the African bush on a double mission: to return to his wild roots and to save a rogue pride of lions from elimination. Big cats, and especially lions, have long been his passion, but recently Dave has been spending most of his time in the urban jungle as a television host and producer. Now all his toughness, training and focus are put to the test. Can he survive six months in the Namibian bush on a life or death quest?
This is much more than a personal journey as Dave must help a pride of problem lions learn to accept humans, in order to support the growing eco-tourism in the area. Dave's challenge is clear the only way to get into these lions' heads is by getting on foot and heading straight Into the Pride.
He must forge relationships with every lion, from Brutus, the dominant male, to Rough and Tumble, the youngest cubs. All of Dave's experience and knowledge as a zoologist and big cat expert will be tested as he puts everything on the line including his life and the safety of his TV crew so that two species can harmoniously share the land they both depend on for survival.
Johnny Kingdom is a gravedigger. That's his day job, but when he's not digging graves he's roaming the Exmoor countryside, with his video camera in-hand, filming the wildlife and people of the moor.
Johnny's exceptional skill as an amateur cameraman and narrator results in a TV series that is funny as well as moving; a unique document of rural life, and of the wildlife on Exmoor.
The passing seasons form a stunning backdrop to events like the spectacular Autumn pony round-up, and Johnny involves local characters like Tony Thorne, who farms a medieval hillside farm - last improved before the war.
He is passionate about Exmoor wildlife, capturing rare footage of red deer, Exmoor ponies, fox cubs, wild boar and a variety of birdlife from buzzards to sparrow hawks.
This ten-part series follows Johnny Kingdom s exploits as he develops a 52-acre plot of land on the edge of Exmoor bought with the proceeds of his best-selling autobiography. For him, it s a dream come true. But it s not going to be an easy process, everything needs to be managed from start to finish and he ll have to look far and wide for help and advice. But if there s one thing you can guarantee with Johnny, his enthusiasm will carry him through. What he hopes to do is attract as much wildlife to the land as possible; it s a massive project. How can he do it; what will he need to bring in the birds and mammals? Can he learn from people who have done similar things elsewhere? With the help of established experts and old mates who like him are self-taught, Johnny s new kingdom begins to take shape.
Baby Kandulas birth was a rare success and a huge scientific milestone: the three hundred and twenty-pound newborn was only the second Asian elephant to be born through artificial insemination. Kandula gives new hope to the worldwide network of elephant experts desperately trying to reverse the Asian elephants ever-quickening march towards extinction. Witness the emotional and rarely-documented scenes in the life of an Asian elephant, from newborn through to toddler stage. Baby Kandula is oblivious to his own importance globally, the youngster simply cavorts and plays to his hearts content “ an innocent backdrop to a gripping tale of survival.
Giant Asian hornets are a nightmare of evolution. They are one hundred times the bulk of honeybees. With flesh-melting venom and a piercing stinger, just one of these death machines can kill a full-grown man. A brave group of hunters will stop at nothing to drive back the swarm, but there may be no way to stop them.
They are the forerunners of an audacious plan to help save the worlds population of wild tigers. Their human teachers are veteran naturalist and cameraman John Varty, whos spent 20 years working with big cats in Africa, and young Canadian zoologist and cat-handler, Dave Salmoni. Living with Tigers is a compelling documentary with an intimacy never experienced by viewers before. It is a powerful human-animal drama, revealing the bonds that develop between the tigers and their surrogate parents.
It s a small world after all...
In this revolutionary new series, David Attenborough reveals the marvellous adaptability of the most successful group of animals on the planet. Using pioneering macroscopic filmmaking techniques, he explores in unparalleled detail the intricate, sophisticated behaviours of these fascinating creatures and the complexity of the environments they build and inhabit, in a world normally hidden from the human eye.
From armies of killer ants to spiders weaving silken trap doors, ferocious scorpions with paralysing stings, beetles shooting boiling chemicals at their enemies, bees communicating with a waggle dance and assassin bugs that clothe themselves in their victims corpses; David Attenborough will as never before take viewers deep into the macroscopic world of bugs.
Nature expert Jack Hanna presents this documentary examining his top ten dangerous animal encounters, from the time he was attacked by a Silverback Gorilla, to when he was caught up in shark feeding frenzy in the Caribbean.