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Portugal: Wild Land on the Edge

53m 13s

Discover the wildlife and landscapes of Portugal, shaped by its history as a global trading hub. From forest to coast, witness the majesty of the country’s wild horses, storks, monk seals, flamingos and more.

Episodes

  • Portugal: Wild Land on the Edge: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Portugal: Wild Land on the Edge

    S40 E13 - 53m 13s

    Discover the wildlife and landscapes of Portugal, shaped by its history as a global trading hub. From forest to coast, witness the majesty of the country’s wild horses, storks, monk seals, flamingos and more.

  • American Arctic: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    American Arctic

    S40 E12 - 53m 13s

    The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska has long protected survivors of the Ice Age, but this frozen fortress is melting due to climate change. For the caribou, musk oxen, polar bears and Arctic foxes, the Ice Age is slipping away.

  • Hippo King: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Hippo King

    S40 E11 - 53m 18s

    Follow the life of an old hippo, a king of its kind, and discover the true character of one of Earth’s largest land mammals.

  • American Horses: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    American Horses

    S40 E10 - 53m 14s

    American horses are icons. Mustang. Appaloosa. Morgan. Quarter Horse. Follow the history of the uniquely American horse breeds that helped shape our nation and meet the people who are continuing in the long tradition of caring for them.

  • The Ocean’s Greatest Feast: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Ocean’s Greatest Feast

    S40 E9 - 53m 18s

    The story of South Africa’s sardine migration is brought vividly to life on camera. Each summer, the sardine run sees billions of sardines traveling up the coast, providing a feast for an array of marine predators.

  • Penguins: Meet the Family: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Penguins: Meet the Family

    S40 E8 - 53m 18s

    A celebration of one of Earth’s most iconic and beloved birds, featuring all 18 species of penguins for the first time, from New Zealand, Cape Town, the Galapagos Islands and Antarctica.

  • Australia | Animals with Cameras: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Australia | Animals with Cameras

    S40 E7 - 53m 13s

    Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan fronts the team helping scientists investigate the lives of some of Australia’s most iconic animals. Koalas, fruit bats and kangaroos take the cameras into their secret worlds.

  • Oceans | Animals with Cameras: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Oceans | Animals with Cameras

    S40 E6 - 53m 43s

    Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan leads a team using state-of-the-art cameras, offering a fresh look at the lives of some of the animals in our oceans such as sharks, elephant seals, turtles and gannets.

  • Growing Up | Born in the Rockies: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Growing Up | Born in the Rockies

    S40 E5 - 53m 13s

    Young animals face new challenges as winter envelopes the Rocky Mountains, and spring means the end of childhood. A grizzly mom prepares her cubs for hibernation, a mountain lion raises her kittens and a bison calf must learn to survive the snow.

  • First Steps | Born in the Rockies: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    First Steps | Born in the Rockies

    S40 E4 - 53m 13s

    From early spring to late summer, follow new animal mothers through the trials of raising a family in the Rocky Mountains. Cranes migrate north to give birth, a bison mother protects her lambs from threats and young mountain goats learn to climb.

  • The Elephant and the Termite: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Elephant and the Termite

    S40 E3 - 53m 13s

    Witness the creation of the waterhole, one of Africa’s greatest wildlife meeting places manufactured by giant elephants and tiny termites. From baboons to dung beetles to chameleons, an entire community of creatures call the waterhole their home.

  • Season of the Osprey: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Season of the Osprey

    S40 E2 - 53m 13s

    A veteran pair of ospreys return home to a Connecticut saltmarsh. Over one summer they must battle their enemies, withstand the elements, and hunt hundreds of fish, all to raise the next generation of these consummate sea hawks.

Extras + Features

  • Meet Portugal's 20,000-Year-Old Wild Horses: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Meet Portugal's 20,000-Year-Old Wild Horses

    S40 E13 - 2m 46s

    The stars of Portugal's only national park are not newcomers. Wild Garrano horses have lived in the Peneda-Gerês mountains of northern Portugal for 20,000 years.

  • Fox Attempts to Steal Carcass From Flock of Vultures: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Fox Attempts to Steal Carcass From Flock of Vultures

    S40 E13 - 1m 25s

    When a piece of carrion is spotted on this side of the border, griffon, black, and bearded vultures descend en masse. A strict ranking system applies at the carcass, but one visitor turns up without an invitation.

  • Preview of Portugal: Wild Land on the Edge: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview of Portugal: Wild Land on the Edge

    S40 E13 - 30s

    Discover the wildlife and landscapes of Portugal, shaped by its history as a global trading hub. From forest to coast, witness the majesty of the country’s wild horses, storks, monk seals, flamingos and more.

  • Monk Seals on the Brink of Extinction: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Monk Seals on the Brink of Extinction

    S40 E13 - 2m 22s

    The Mediterranean and the coastal waters of North Africa and western Europe were once home to hundreds of thousands of Mediterranean monk seals. These days just 300 or so remain. Over centuries they have been hunted to the brink of extinction.

  • Preview of American Arctic: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview of American Arctic

    S40 E12 - 30s

    The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska has long protected survivors of the Ice Age, but this frozen fortress is melting due to climate change. For the caribou, musk oxen, polar bears and Arctic foxes, the Ice Age is slipping away.

  • Newborn Muskox's First Day: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Newborn Muskox's First Day

    S40 E12 - 2m 54s

    Within hours of being born, a muskox calf is ready to start exploring. Meanwhile, its mother keeps a careful eye on her newborn. Muskoxen were hunted to extinction in Alaska by 1860 but were reintroduced in the 1930s. There are now a few thousand in the state.

  • Grizzly Bear Hunts Caribou Herd: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Grizzly Bear Hunts Caribou Herd

    S40 E12 - 2m

    The caribou migration is a veritable feast for grizzly bears — if the bears can catch them. Grizzlies hunt all the way to the Arctic Ocean in the summer, but caribou are faster than bears on the open plain.

  • Polar Bears Search for Scraps in Changing Climate: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Polar Bears Search for Scraps in Changing Climate

    S40 E12 - 2m 52s

    A polar bear mother and her cubs search for scraps during a too-hot summer. In the Southern Beaufort Sea, there are only about half as many polar bears as there were 35 years ago. North Alaska has the largest oil field in America, and its effects can be seen in the changing landscape and climate.

  • Young Hippo Mourns Mother's Death: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Young Hippo Mourns Mother's Death

    S40 E11 - 2m 56s

    After a mother hippo loses strength in her old age and dies, predators approach her body to take advantage of this feast. Her mourning calf makes a heartbreaking decision to leave his mother’s body behind to protect himself and escape fast-chasing lions.

  • Making of "Hippo King": asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Making of "Hippo King"

    S40 E11 - 3m 38s

    Go behind the scenes of "Hippo King." Filmmakers Will and Lianne Steenkamp discuss their experience creating the film.

Schedule

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    Big Bend: The Wild Frontier of Texas

    Sunday
    May 22

    1 Hour

    Exploring the wildlife and serenity of the Rio Grande's Big Bend National Park, which black bears, rattlesnakes and scorpions call home.
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    Big Bend: The Wild Frontier of Texas

    Sunday
    May 22

    1 Hour

    Exploring the wildlife and serenity of the Rio Grande's Big Bend National Park, which black bears, rattlesnakes and scorpions call home.
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    Big Bend: The Wild Frontier of Texas

    Sunday
    May 22

    1 Hour

    Exploring the wildlife and serenity of the Rio Grande's Big Bend National Park, which black bears, rattlesnakes and scorpions call home.
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    Big Bend: The Wild Frontier of Texas

    Monday
    May 23

    1 Hour

    Exploring the wildlife and serenity of the Rio Grande's Big Bend National Park, which black bears, rattlesnakes and scorpions call home.
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    Big Bend: The Wild Frontier of Texas

    Monday
    May 23

    1 Hour

    Exploring the wildlife and serenity of the Rio Grande's Big Bend National Park, which black bears, rattlesnakes and scorpions call home.
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    Equus: Story of the Horse: Origins

    Wednesday
    May 25

    1 Hour

    Anthropologist Niobe Thompson travels the world to uncover how the relationship between humans and horses evolved.
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    Equus: Story of the Horse: Origins

    Wednesday
    May 25

    1 Hour

    Anthropologist Niobe Thompson travels the world to uncover how the relationship between humans and horses evolved.
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    Equus: Story of the Horse: Origins

    Thursday
    May 26

    1 Hour

    Anthropologist Niobe Thompson travels the world to uncover how the relationship between humans and horses evolved.
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    Equus: Story of the Horse: Origins

    Thursday
    May 26

    1 Hour

    Anthropologist Niobe Thompson travels the world to uncover how the relationship between humans and horses evolved.
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    Equus: Story of the Horse: Origins

    Sunday
    May 29

    1 Hour

    Anthropologist Niobe Thompson travels the world to uncover how the relationship between humans and horses evolved.
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    Nature: TVSS: Iconic

    Nature

    Equus: Story of the Horse: Origins

    Sunday
    May 29

    1 Hour

    Anthropologist Niobe Thompson travels the world to uncover how the relationship between humans and horses evolved.
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    Nature: TVSS: Iconic

    Nature

    Equus: Story of the Horse: Origins

    Monday
    May 30

    1 Hour

    Anthropologist Niobe Thompson travels the world to uncover how the relationship between humans and horses evolved.
  • Image
    Nature: TVSS: Iconic

    Nature

    Equus: Story of the Horse: Origins

    Monday
    May 30

    1 Hour

    Anthropologist Niobe Thompson travels the world to uncover how the relationship between humans and horses evolved.
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    Equus: Story of the Horse: Chasing the Wind

    Wednesday
    Jun 1

    1 Hour

    Anthropologist Niobe Thompson travels the world to uncover how the relationship between humans and horses evolved.
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    Nature

    Equus: Story of the Horse: Chasing the Wind

    Wednesday
    Jun 1

    1 Hour

    Anthropologist Niobe Thompson travels the world to uncover how the relationship between humans and horses evolved.
  • Image
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    Equus: Story of the Horse: Chasing the Wind

    Thursday
    Jun 2

    1 Hour

    Anthropologist Niobe Thompson travels the world to uncover how the relationship between humans and horses evolved.
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    Nature

    Equus: Story of the Horse: Chasing the Wind

    Thursday
    Jun 2

    1 Hour

    Anthropologist Niobe Thompson travels the world to uncover how the relationship between humans and horses evolved.
  • Image
    Nature: TVSS: Iconic

    Nature

    Equus: Story of the Horse: Chasing the Wind

    Sunday
    Jun 5

    1 Hour

    Anthropologist Niobe Thompson travels the world to uncover how the relationship between humans and horses evolved.

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