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The Bat Man of Mexico

50m 19s

An ecologist tracks the lesser long-nosed bat’s epic migration across Mexico, braving hurricanes, snakes and seas of cockroaches, in order to save the species and the tequila plants they pollinate.

Episodes

  • The Bat Man of Mexico: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Bat Man of Mexico

    S39 E13 - 50m 19s

    An ecologist tracks the lesser long-nosed bat’s epic migration across Mexico, braving hurricanes, snakes and seas of cockroaches, in order to save the species and the tequila plants they pollinate.

  • Sharks of Hawaii: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sharks of Hawaii

    S39 E12 - 53m 27s

    Learn surprising facts about the sharks that call the warm waters near Hawaii’s islands their home. Meet the Whitetip reef shark, Whale shark, Tiger shark and more.

  • The Leopard Legacy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Leopard Legacy

    S39 E11 - 53m 15s

    Follow the story of a leopard mother as she raises her cubs near the Luangwa River, facing a constant battle to hunt successfully, defend her territory and protect her cubs against enemies.

  • Big Bend: The Wild Frontier of Texas: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Big Bend: The Wild Frontier of Texas

    S39 E10 - 53m 13s

    Roam the Wild West frontier land of the Rio Grande’s Big Bend alongside its iconic animals, including black bears, rattlesnakes and scorpions.

  • Pumas: Legends of the Ice Mountains: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Pumas: Legends of the Ice Mountains

    S39 E9 - 53m 13s

    Travel to the ice mountains of Chile to discover the secrets of the puma, the area’s biggest and most elusive predator. Discover how this mountain lion survives and follow the dramatic fate of a puma mother and her cubs. Narrated by Uma Thurman.

  • Winter's Fortress | The Alps: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Winter's Fortress | The Alps

    S39 E8 - 53m 13s

    In the second and final part of NATURE's miniseries "The Alps," experience the hostile and bitter cold ecosystems of the Alps, shaped by snow blizzards and avalanches.

  • The High Life | The Alps: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The High Life | The Alps

    S39 E7 - 53m 43s

    In Europe’s highest mountain range, discover how Eurasian lynx, griffon vultures, ibex, marmots and more face extreme seasonal fluctuations, from volatile thunderstorms and landslides of summer to avalanches and frozen temperatures of winter. In Part One of the miniseries "The Alps", enjoy the Alps in spring and summertime as newborn animals grow up to face the coming brutal winter.

  • Santa's Wild Home: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Santa's Wild Home

    S39 E6 - 52m 28s

    Get an intimate look at the wildlife of Lapland, a region in northern Finland, the fabled home of Santa Claus and actual home of reindeer, great gray owls, wolverines, eagles, wolves, musk oxen, brown bears and more.

  • Protecting Primates | Primates: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Protecting Primates | Primates

    S39 E5 - 53m 13s

    More than half of the world’s primates are under threat. Meet the scientists making groundbreaking discoveries to safeguard their future.

  • Family Matters | Primates: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Family Matters | Primates

    S39 E4 - 53m 55s

    Family is everything for primates. They have the most complex social lives of any animal group on the planet. Meet devoted monkeys’ uncles, playmate apes and tender troops.

  • Secrets of Survival | Primates: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Secrets of Survival | Primates

    S39 E3 - 53m 55s

    Monkey see, monkey do. From baboons facing down leopards, to lemurs exploiting a jungle pharmacy or rhesus macaques charming their way to an easy life, discover the survival strategies used by primates, often in the most unexpected places.

  • Australian Bushfire Rescue: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Australian Bushfire Rescue

    S39 E2 - 53m 25s

    Meet the people rescuing and caring for the animal survivors of Australia’s devastating bushfires. Iconic species like koalas, kangaroos and wombats face a series of hurdles to recover from their trauma.

Extras + Features

  • Preview of The Bat Man of Mexico: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview of The Bat Man of Mexico

    S39 E13 - 30s

    An ecologist tracks the lesser long-nosed bat’s epic migration across Mexico, braving hurricanes, snakes and seas of cockroaches, in order to save the species and the tequila plants they pollinate.

  • Bat Volcano Erupts at Night: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bat Volcano Erupts at Night

    S39 E13 - 1m 56s

    More than three million bats live in the caves of Calakmul. To avoid being eaten by predators, they form a living tornado, or "bat volcano," when they fly. In this whirling mass, it’s almost impossible for their predators to choose a target.

  • How Glowing Poop Helps Bat Conservation: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How Glowing Poop Helps Bat Conservation

    S39 E13 - 3m 11s

    To track the migration patterns and distances of the lesser long-nosed bats, Ecologist Rodrigo Medellin coats the bats he catches in harmless UV dust, which they lick off and digest. The glowing dust passes through their system, and by tracking the glowing bat droppings, he can prove how far they’ve flown.

  • Bat Birth Caught On Camera for First Time: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bat Birth Caught On Camera for First Time

    S39 E13 - 2m 22s

    Ecologist Rodrigo Medellin set up remote cameras in a bat “nursery.” The cameras capture a behavior that has never been filmed before: a mother giving birth.

  • Sharks vs Bait Ball: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sharks vs Bait Ball

    S39 E12 - 2m 26s

    A school of small mackerel called “Akule” gather in the tens of thousands to form a tight bait ball in order to protect themselves from predators, most notoriously the sharks of Hawaii. But sometimes increasing their profile only attracts more lethal attention.

  • What Makes Hawaii's Green Sea Turtles Unique?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What Makes Hawaii's Green Turtles Unique?

    S39 E12 - 2m 37s

    Hawaii is home to the largest hard-shelled sea turtles in the world. It is also the only place in the world where males haul out alongside females when they lay their eggs, and no one knows why.

  • Peek-A-Boo with Hawaiian Garden Eels: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Peek-A-Boo with Hawaiian Garden Eels

    S39 E12 - 1m 51s

    Off the island of Oahu lies an undersea prairie that is home to hundreds of Hawaiian garden eels. Shy creatures found only in Hawaiian waters, these eels only emerge from their burrow to eat zooplankton. They will spend their lifetime in the same spot, trying to avoid the eyes of roaming sharks.

  • The Making of "Sharks of Hawaii": asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Making of "Sharks of Hawaii"

    S39 E12 - 12m 2s

    As with any PBS NATURE film, the key to getting the shots is time spent out in the field. Fortunately, for the crew of "Sharks of Hawaii" that meant the tropical islands of Hawaii.

  • Preview of Sharks of Hawaii: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview of Sharks of Hawaii

    S39 E12 - 30s

    Learn surprising facts about the sharks that call the warm waters near Hawaii’s islands their home. Meet the Whitetip reef shark, Whale shark, Tiger shark and more.

  • Preview of The Leopard Legacy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview of The Leopard Legacy

    S39 E11 - 30s

    Follow the story of a leopard mother as she raises her cubs near the Luangwa River, facing a constant battle to hunt successfully, defend her territory and protect her cubs against enemies.

  • Mother Leopard Protects Cubs from Male Intruder: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Mother Leopard Protects Cubs from Male Intruder

    S39 E11 - 2m 53s

    Olimba faces the challenging task of raising newborn cubs, which is a constant battle to hunt successfully, to defend her prime territory and to protect her cubs against enemies. One day, Olimba discovers a nomadic male leopard near her cubs, and without hesitation, she attacks him.

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    Super Cats: Extreme Lives

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    Aug 2

    1 Hour

    How big cats survive and thrive around the globe, from the solitary bachelor snow leopard in the Himalays to the swamp tiger of South Asia.
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    Super Cats: Extreme Lives

    Monday
    Aug 2

    1 Hour

    How big cats survive and thrive around the globe, from the solitary bachelor snow leopard in the Himalays to the swamp tiger of South Asia.
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    Super Cats: Cats in Every Corner

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    1 Hour

    How big cats survive and thrive around the globe, from the solitary bachelor snow leopard in the Himalays to the swamp tiger of South Asia.
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    Super Cats: Cats in Every Corner

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    1 Hour

    How big cats survive and thrive around the globe, from the solitary bachelor snow leopard in the Himalays to the swamp tiger of South Asia.
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    Super Cats: Cats in Every Corner

    Thursday
    Aug 5

    1 Hour

    How big cats survive and thrive around the globe, from the solitary bachelor snow leopard in the Himalays to the swamp tiger of South Asia.
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    Super Cats: Cats in Every Corner

    Thursday
    Aug 5

    1 Hour

    How big cats survive and thrive around the globe, from the solitary bachelor snow leopard in the Himalays to the swamp tiger of South Asia.
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    Super Cats: Cats in Every Corner

    Sunday
    Aug 8

    1 Hour

    How big cats survive and thrive around the globe, from the solitary bachelor snow leopard in the Himalays to the swamp tiger of South Asia.
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    Super Cats: Cats in Every Corner

    Sunday
    Aug 8

    1 Hour

    How big cats survive and thrive around the globe, from the solitary bachelor snow leopard in the Himalays to the swamp tiger of South Asia.
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    Nature: TVSS: Iconic

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    Super Cats: Cats in Every Corner

    Monday
    Aug 9

    1 Hour

    How big cats survive and thrive around the globe, from the solitary bachelor snow leopard in the Himalays to the swamp tiger of South Asia.
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    Nature

    Super Cats: Cats in Every Corner

    Monday
    Aug 9

    1 Hour

    How big cats survive and thrive around the globe, from the solitary bachelor snow leopard in the Himalays to the swamp tiger of South Asia.
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    Super Cats: Science and Secrets

    Wednesday
    Aug 11

    1 Hour

    Intimate secrets of the big cats, including the cheetah's gymnastic abilities and why lions are able to hunt so cooperatively; protecting endangered species such as the Iberian lynx.
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    Super Cats: Science and Secrets

    Wednesday
    Aug 11

    1 Hour

    Intimate secrets of the big cats, including the cheetah's gymnastic abilities and why lions are able to hunt so cooperatively; protecting endangered species such as the Iberian lynx.
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    Super Cats: Science and Secrets

    Thursday
    Aug 12

    1 Hour

    Intimate secrets of the big cats, including the cheetah's gymnastic abilities and why lions are able to hunt so cooperatively; protecting endangered species such as the Iberian lynx.
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    Nature

    Super Cats: Science and Secrets

    Thursday
    Aug 12

    1 Hour

    Intimate secrets of the big cats, including the cheetah's gymnastic abilities and why lions are able to hunt so cooperatively; protecting endangered species such as the Iberian lynx.
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    Super Cats: Science and Secrets

    Sunday
    Aug 15

    1 Hour

    Intimate secrets of the big cats, including the cheetah's gymnastic abilities and why lions are able to hunt so cooperatively; protecting endangered species such as the Iberian lynx.
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    Pandas: Born to Be Wild

    Sunday
    Aug 15

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Observing pandas in the wild in China's Qinling Mountains; the training of a young panda born in captivity.
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    Nature

    Super Cats: Science and Secrets

    Sunday
    Aug 15

    1 Hour

    Intimate secrets of the big cats, including the cheetah's gymnastic abilities and why lions are able to hunt so cooperatively; protecting endangered species such as the Iberian lynx.
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    Dogs in the Land of Lions

    Sunday
    Aug 15

    1 Hour

    An intimate portrayal of motherhood centers on an African wild dog family in the Zimbabwean wilderness.
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    Super Cats: Science and Secrets

    Monday
    Aug 16

    1 Hour

    Intimate secrets of the big cats, including the cheetah's gymnastic abilities and why lions are able to hunt so cooperatively; protecting endangered species such as the Iberian lynx.
  • Image
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    Dogs in the Land of Lions

    Monday
    Aug 16

    1 Hour

    An intimate portrayal of motherhood centers on an African wild dog family in the Zimbabwean wilderness.

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