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Embark on an unforgettable adventure into the wildlife kingdom wild with the new Wildlife Collection. Featuring species you know, and some that may surprise you, Smithsonian Channel invites you to explore the lifestyles, habitats and challenges facing wild animals around the world today.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoCheetah: The Price of Speed||The cheetah excels at acceleration, gathering speeds of over 60 MPH in just a few strides. It runs down high-speed prey faster than any mammal on Earth, but its quickness comes at a cost. For one mother raising three cubs, the stakes are especially high. Her lack of stamina results in many failed attempts to capture prey, and as a single parent, hunting means leaving her cubs unattended and vulnerable to other predators of the Serengeti. The race for survival is on. The cheetah has the speed, but does she have the endurance to make it?||46:11||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideo21st Century Elephant||Elephants live a privileged life in the wild, surrounded by a strong family unit and threatened by very few predators. However, in areas where they live side by side with humans, it's a much different story. We track land’s biggest mammal around the globe to see how they cope in our modern world, and how man impacts their lives in both negative and positive ways. From the giant bulls of the African bushveld to the timber elephants of Asia, we follow these gentle giants and the dedicated men and women helping them to change with the times.||46:40||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoLions in Battle||The Okavango Delta in southern Africa can be as merciless as the predators who call it home. In the span of a season, the successful Xakanaxa lion pride sees its fortunes reversed as the Okavango deals out one of its harshest seasons ever. The cape buffalo have left for the winter, leaving the pride with 13 cubs to feed and no source of food. The pressure is on as the lionesses scour the delta, often entering enemy territory, bound by one common purpose, to save their pride.||46:10||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoMission Critical: Amphibian Rescue||Follow the race to rescue the Mountain harlequin frog before the deadly chytrid fungus wipes out the entire species.||51:10||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoDino Stampede||In remote Queensland, Australia, scientists are working to unravel a 100-million-year-old mystery. Their main lead is a site that holds the most remarkable set of dinosaur tracks that science has ever seen. It reveals evidence of hundreds of prehistoric animals fleeing across mud in the only dinosaur stampeded known to man. But why did they run? One set of monstrous tracks may be proof of a previously unknown killer. Join the team as they work together, using modern technology and gut instincts to solve this ancient whodunit and gain new insights into dinosaur behavior.||49:57||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoAsia's Deadliest Snakes||Few creatures are more fearsome than snakes, and in Asia that fear is realized hundreds of times each day. The continent is home to the world's most lethal serpents, but which of its scores of slithering predators is the deadliest? Join venom expert Bryan Fry on his cross-continental quest to find the perfect serpentine killer. His search puts him face to face with vipers, sea kraits, cobras, coral snakes and more. Knowing the answer could help Fry save lives...if it doesn't kill him first!||46:10||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoVenom Islands||On a string of Southern Indonesian islands, poisonous predators lurk, each with its own toxic cocktail suited to its hunting style. Some bite. Some sting. Some strike quickly, while others deliver their own slow brand of death. Venom expert Dr. Bryan Fry is on a mission to uncover these creatures poisonous secrets. Join him on a journey fraught with danger as he risks it all to get up close and personal with vipers, stonefish, and more. The ultimate encounter is with the beast sitting on top of the island food chain, the Komodo dragon.||46:10||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoNamibia's Wild Wonders||In the untamed and uncompromising wilds of southwestern Africa, a remarkable and resourceful array of life exists. Here, animals, insects, birds, plants, and reptiles not only survive but thrive in one of our planet's toughest environments. How do they do it? That question sends naturalist Nick Baker on a thousand-mile trek across Namibia, from the arid Salt Pan of Etosha to the 55-million-year-old Namib Desert to the inhospitable Skeleton Coast. Join him on his journey and discover an extraordinary world crafted by millions of years of evolution.||46:14||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoWhen Lions Attack||The dry season in northern Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park is as deadly as any predator. The rains stop, the temperatures rise, and the water sources evaporate, pushing herbivores past the normal boundaries of caution and into dangerous territory. Two lion families patiently await their arrival, one, a team of rookies, the other, seasoned pros, each with one shared goal: to hunt the thirsty herds. Get a remarkable look at their daily battles for survival as we take you on an action-packed journey into one of the wildest springs in Africa.||46:02||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoLions In Battle 2||Forced from their homes and separated from their family forever, two juvenile lions are required to grow up quickly on the Okavango Delta in Africa.. Strangers in their own land, both brothers must lean on each other to survive. Witness their remarkable rite of passage into adulthood as they learn to hunt, fight, and mate, never giving up hope to one day become protectors and providers of their own dynasty.||46:10||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoElephants In the Room||At a five-star lodge in Zambia, a bizarre phenomenon that's stumped wildlife experts and delighted tourists is happening: Its lobby is overtaken by an elephant family, led by a matriarch named Wonky Tusk. Though the elephants are often violent in the wild, they gently climb the stairs of Mfuwe Lodge and grace past reception without so much as bumping a chair. Why the paradox? Wildlife cameraman Nathan Pilcher goes on a five-year mission to find out and reveals elephants to be far more intelligent, and like us, than anyone could've imagined.||46:10||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|12||Closed CaptioningVideoHippo Ganglands||There's a gang war happening in the Luangwa Valley in Zambia, a battle among hippos for territory, dominance, mating rights, and survival. The reason? Dry season: a seven-month drought that forces over 30,000 hippos to the deepest part of the river to stay wet and cool. Follow these three-ton beasts as they fight lions, crocodiles, and other hippo gangs, struggling to stay alive until the next rainfall. Only then can they return to the lush paradise they once called home.||46:05||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|13||Closed CaptioningVideoCheetah: Race to Rule||Meet Gunner, a Cheetah born into the grassland killing fields of Botswana, home to Africa's fiercest predators. He's also the runt of the litter, more interested in playing tag than hunting. Gunner's two brothers often protect him, but when they're tragically killed, he's forced to grow up. But he better learn quickly another coalition of cheetahs has plans to take over Gunner's territory at all costs. If this runt has any hopes of surviving, he's going to have to do it alone.||46:05||$1.99||View in iTunes|
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