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Nature

WETA TV 26: Wednesdays at 8:00PM
WETA HD: Wednesdays at 8:00PM

PBS's signature (and multi-award-winning) natural-history series uses gifted wildlife documentarians and stunning photography to reveal the magic and mystery of the fascinating natural world.

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Sun., December 7, 2014
4:30 pm
(60 minutes)

Moment of Impact: Hunters and Herds  

The predators and prey of the world's grasslands are examined. Including: the wildebeest of Africa's Serengeti, which risk becoming lion meals unless they maintain a 50-yard safety zone from the big cats; the ground squirrels of California's grasslands, which flick their tails at rattlesnakes in order to fool the reptiles' heat-sensing pits so they perceive them as larger than they really are. Also: the giraffe; the elephant.