Great Yellowstone Thaw

Episode 1

Surviving winter can be tough for the wildlife of Yellowstone, and will this year’s weather favor predator or prey? Will the grizzlies that emerge early survive, and why are the wolves and Great Gray Owls in danger of starvation? Plus find out how Yellowstone’s unique geology affects the mighty bison.

Episode 1

54m 10s

Surviving winter can be tough for the wildlife of Yellowstone, and will this year’s weather favor predator or prey? Will the grizzlies that emerge early survive, and why are the wolves and Great Gray Owls in danger of starvation? Plus find out how Yellowstone’s unique geology affects the mighty bison.

Previews + Extras

  • Grizzly Bear Jackpot: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Grizzly Bear Jackpot

    S1 E1 - 2m 55s

    Towards the end of winter, a male grizzly emerges out of hibernation in Greater Yellowstone. But he’s come out early, and as he braves the blizzards and ventures down the mountain, will he find enough food to survive?

  • Biscuit Root and Bear Hugs: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Biscuit Root and Bear Hugs

    S1 E1 - 2m 58s

    Grizzlies eat a huge range of food, from carcasses to moths and many different plants - and lots of it. Biscuit root is a bear’s favorite snack as each one emerges from hibernation, and Kirk and Casey set out on the mountain to find and taste it. Plus, a camera trap reveals how large a grizzly bear hug really is, and what other creatures are around in the forest.

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