Nature, Vol. 6HDClosed Captioning
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Experience the splendors and compelling stories of the natural world from all over the globe. NATURE delivers the best in original natural history films to audiences nationwide.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoJungle Animal Hospital||In the day-to-day drama taking place at one of the world’s wildest hospitals, a jungle veterinarian named Alejandro Morales, his zoologist girlfriend Anna Bryant, and their team of dedicated staff and volunteers take on dangerous and exciting challenges as they care for a cast of iconic endangered animals. In this vivid and compelling film, we follow the couple and their team through a year at ARCAS, a rescue center deep in the Guatemalan jungle, where on any given day they could be bottle-feeding a baby monkey, stitching up an injured rare potoo chick, or wrestling a crocodile. The jungle hospital is home to spider and howler monkeys, jaguars, armadillos, crocs, gray foxes, and a huge variety of colorful birds. Some animals arrive at the hospital lost and helpless – from malnourished baby parrots rescued from pet trade smugglers to baby monkeys in diapers, who all need mothering and care to teach them how to be wild until they can be released. Other creatures have been injured or saved from harm. Some stay for a month, others for a day, and some, sadly, never return to the forest at all. But every animal deserves a fighting chance to be wild.||53:04||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSuper Hummingbirds||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, most brilliant birds on earth.||53:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMy Congo||Vianet D’jenguet has lived half of his life in Europe, yet his heart still lies in his homeland, his Congo. As a successful wildlife cameraman, D’jenguet is returning to his roots to reveal the beauty and majesty of his country and its people. During his journey, D’jenguet explores a vibrant “African Eden” – a Congo complete with chimps, gorillas, weaver birds, Colobus monkeys, swamp antelopes, forest elephants and buffalo – and a jungle tribe who still reveres his great-grandfather. D’jenguet shines a spotlight on his beloved homeland and discovers an even deeper connection with this place than he ever imagined.||53:02||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGiraffes: Africa's Gentle Giants||Everyone loves giraffes, but what do we really know about them? Dr. Julian Fennessy has spent the last 20 years of his life studying giraffes. Now he’s starting to reveal their secrets– the most important being that they are disappearing. The giraffe population in Africa is down by 40 percent in just two decades. In collaboration with a determined Ugandan Wildlife Authority team, Fennessy wants to round up 20 of the world’s rarest giraffes to get them to safety through the wild heart of Uganda, which means embarking on a special voyage across the mighty Nile River. The stakes are high in this urgent and daring mission against poachers affiliated with organized crime, but if successful, the reward will be a brighter future for an animal we have somehow overlooked.||53:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Story of Cats: Asia to Africa||Cats are among the most feared and revered creatures on the planet. Their power, strength, and enigmatic nature have fascinated us for centuries. They are one of the most studied mammals in the world yet only now is their real identity being understood – from their incredible hunting abilities, to their unique physiology and remarkable behaviors. With nearly 40 different species, thriving in almost any environment, the cat is one of the most successful predators since the dinosaurs. Using the latest camera technology and working with leading scientists, we are able to tell the story like never before. Join Nature in this epic two-part event as we journey across the globe tracking down the origins of these diverse creatures. Take an in-depth look at what makes the family of felines unique and the evolutionary tricks and adaptions that truly make a cat, a cat. In Part 1, discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, how they spread across the continent and later came to conquer Africa. We reveal how cats evolved with an in-depth look at lions, servals, caracals, cheetahs, tigers, fishing and sand cats.||53:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Story of Cats: Into the Americas||Cats are among the most feared and revered creatures on the planet. Their power, strength, and enigmatic nature have fascinated us for centuries. They are one of the most studied mammals in the world yet only now is their real identity being understood – from their incredible hunting abilities, to their unique physiology and remarkable behaviors. With nearly 40 different species, thriving in almost any environment, the cat is one of the most successful predators since the dinosaurs. Using the latest camera technology and working with leading scientists, we are able to tell the story like never before. Join Nature in this epic two-part event as we journey across the globe tracking down the origins of these diverse creatures. Take an in-depth look at what makes the family of felines unique and the evolutionary tricks and adaptions that truly make a cat, a cat. In Part 2, Track the story of cats into the Americas, from battles with their age-old rivals, the dog family, to the rise of domestic cats. Meet the mighty jaguar, the urban mountain lion, the curious ocelot, the Canada lynx, the nimble margay, the Siamese cat and the Sphynx.||53:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSnowbound: Animals of Winter||From the shelter of our homes, snow looks magical, but it’s a harsh reality to many animals. Snow means freezing temperatures, which these animals must endure for many months. Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan meets some of the world’s most iconic snow animals across the globe, from the penguins of Antarctica to the bison of Yellowstone and the Arctic fox. Beyond the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, he encounters wolves, lynx, reindeer, polar bears, muskox, and even a woolly bear – the most miraculous, coolest Arctic caterpillar! Buchanan reveals the incredible adaptations and extraordinary strategies these animals use to survive.||53:04||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoYosemite||“No temple made with hands can compare with Yosemite. Every rock in its walls seems to glow with life.” - John Muir, 19th Century NaturalistYosemite was forged by time and shaped by the power of water. Water made life possible in this “stone wilderness,” carved out the iconic Yosemite Valley, and gave birth to the Earth’s largest living trees. But with climate change, Yosemite is feeling the heat. Water is scarcer and the threat of wildfire is more common. Join scientists and adventurers as they explore the past, present, and future of the Sierra Nevada’s (a mountain range which stretches from California into Nevada through Yosemite) most precious resource, its water. Glide over the Yosemite Valley, climb trees as tall as buildings, and see how critters both great and small – from the bighorn sheep to the American pika – survive through drought, wildfires, and mountains of snow, as we investigate one of America’s great wildernesses.||53:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoViva Puerto Rico||Puerto Rico is a tropical island infused with unique natural wonders - from the deepest sea-trench to the longest underground cave system; from a startlingly bright bioluminescent bay to vast rain forests that sometimes really do rain frogs. A native Puerto Rican frog, called a coqui, sometimes floats down from high in the forest canopy. It’s become the unofficial mascot of Puerto Rico and is one of many unusual endemic species that inhabit the island. The film is a personal portrait of Puerto Rico’s natural history seen through the eyes of one its most charismatic conservationists, Tony Mignucci. A key narrative thread is the story of Mignucci’s battle to save the Caribbean manatee from extinction. Each year up to 15 manatees are stranded off the coast of Puerto Rico, and Nature follows his efforts to save and release them into the wild.||53:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHotel Armadillo||You won’t find this hotel on the beaches of Rio. Deep in the heart of the Brazilian wetlands, the mysterious and secretive Giant armadillo digs a new burrow every other night. Once this termite-eater moves on, it leaves behind one of the hottest plots of real estate in the tropical Pantanal for 80 species of diverse and ever-changing animal clientele. We’ll get a never-before-seen look as guests walk, squawk, slither, and crawl from far and wide to get the best room available. From families of nursing anteaters to foraging coatis, the “Hotel Armadillo” showcases all the grasslands have to offer along with the scientists who “check in” these exotic guests.||53:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoForest of the Lynx||Forests are far more complex than previously imagined. Travel deep into the remote forests of the Kalkalpen National Park in Austria – the largest area of wilderness in the Alps. Abandoned and unmanaged by man for close to a quarter of a century, the forest’s dramatic cycle of growth and decay now rules the landscape. What appears at first to be devastation and destruction is in fact part of the fundamental process of the forest’s regeneration and transformation back to its natural, primeval state – along with pygmy owls, woodpeckers, and colorful insects. One of the most salient changes in the forest, however, is the return of the lynx. After 150 years of absence, the feline’s elusive presence is a testimony to nature’s power of revival, making the lynx the symbol of the forest.||53:04||$2.99||View in iTunes|