Strategies for Animal Survival 2
Part of the Series: Animal Studies Series

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Strategies for Animal Survival 1
Part of the Series: Animal Studies Series
All animal species undergo a process of constant change. Those that survive do so because they perfect certain strategies that enable them to develop successfully in their environment. In this first of two chapters on animal survival, we discover that conditions in the environment determine which abilities animals develop, and…
Adaptation - Tools for Survival: Land Animals
Part of the Series: Animal Studies Series
Animals must have food and the ability to reproduce in order to survive. These processes occur in the environment in which they have evolved and to which they have adapted. The process of adaptation takes millions of years and those species that are successful have developed both physical and behavioral…
Adaptation - Tools for Survival: Sea Animals
Part of the Series: Animal Studies Series
Sea animals, like land animals, must have food and the ability to reproduce in order to survive, and in this program we observe how a number of sea animals have adapted to aquatic environments, allowing them to survive harmoniously with their environment and its inhabitants; also like land animals we…
Secretive Creatures
Part of the Series: Nature - Pets
The second of a two-part series, Secretive Creatures looks into how our pets experience their world through hidden channels of communication revealed with ultra slow-motion, photography that makes smells visible, X-rays that reveal hidden powers, and ultraviolet light that brings out the best in birds.
Elephants
Part of the Series: Sex in the Wild
Joy and Mark travel to Africa to explore the unique reproduction challenges of the largest animal on land -- the elephant. Find out how females select the strongest mates, why elephants have the longest pregnancy in the animal kingdom and how they safely deliver a 220-pound baby; witness the remarkable…
Orangutans
Part of the Series: Sex in the Wild
Joy and Mark travel to Borneo to explore the reproduction challenges of our close cousin -- the orangutan. The largest tree dwellers on the planet, orangutans mate, give birth and raise their young high in the jungle canopy. At an orangutan sanctuary in the rainforest, Mark and Joy come face-to-face…
Kangaroos
Part of the Series: Sex in the Wild
In Australia, Joy and Mark uncover the reproductive secrets of some of the strangest mammals on Earth -- the pouch-wearing marsupials. Thanks to their bizarre way of reproducing, kangaroos thrive in one of the most unpredictable, drought-prone environments on Earth -- the Australian Outback. In Queensland's eucalyptus forests, he sees…
Dolphins
Part of the Series: Sex in the Wild
Joy and Mark investigate the reproductive secrets of marine mammals to learn how animals that breathe air manage to mate, give birth and raise their young underwater. Joy travels to New Zealand to uncover the mating strategy of dusky dolphins. While she reveals the adaptations marine mammals have evolved to…
Lords of Nature
For centuries, humans have feared wolves, cougars and other top predators, driving them to the edge of extinction in our wildlands and prairies. But in recent years, scientists are learning that top predators play a vital role in maintaining healthy ecosystems, a critical reminder of the importance of preserving biodiversity.…
Sex in the Wild - The Biology of Mating
PBS
Presented by anatomist Joy Reidenberg and veterinarian Mark Evans, SEX IN THE WILD is a four part series that explores the reproductive behaviors of the animal kingdom. Focusing on four species - elephant, dolphin, kangaroo and orangutan - the series takes an in-depth look at how these animals find, fight…
Dinosaurs Alive!
See the earliest creatures of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous come to life! Join renowned paleontologists as they discover new fossils and uncover evidence that dinosaur descendants are still among us. Realistic and scientifically-accurate computer generated animation brings the dinosaurs back in a big way. "Anyone…
It Ain't Easy Being Green - Iguana Population Growth in the Caribbean
In the U.S. Virgin Islands, green iguanas are dramatically increasing in number and spreading. The situation has left most humans and iguanas scratching their heads about how to get by in the fast-changing island environment. The film engages in a lively debate about when and where animals are welcome, and…