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Summary: Challenges preconceptions about the intelligence of birds. Presents evidence of problem solving skills in varieties of crows, ravens, and parrots, as well capabilities such as postponement of reward, empathy, and the ability to read facial expressions.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2018

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV BIR

Summary: The show offers a blue chip, continent-wide series ranging from the land's highest snow peaks to the depths of the frigid and wild southern seas; from its last populations of wild numbats to its largest diorama of giant cuttlefish. It's a land of diverse beauty, that delights, and surprises. The series both entertains and deepens our understanding of how the natural world is made up of not just...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MAG

Summary: "Eat or be eaten. It's survival of the fittest in this unforgetable Wild America DVD collection. Join Marty Stouffer as he uncovers the mysteries and beauty behind some of North America's most magnificent predators."

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Topics Entertainment 2008

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Summary: The incredible story of a baby elephant who was born into a rescue camp in the wilderness of Botswana. When she is suddenly orphaned at one-month-old, it is up to the keepers who look after the herd to keep her alive. This one elephant's tale remains both intimate and epic, a journey of tragedy and triumph, because when her entire species faces extinction, one life means everything.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2017

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV NAL

Summary: Experience the wildlife of the Okavango Delta, an oasis and lush paradise in Southern Africa that connects a wide array of creatures. Lions chase elephants, who chase hippos, who chase crocodiles.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV OKA

Summary: Helen Macdonald's bestseller H Is for Hawk told the story of a grieving daughter who found healing in training a goshawk. The goshawk is one of Mother Nature's own fighter jets, capable of finding and killing its prey with the speed of a lightning bolt. Now Macdonald digs deeper into the world of these raptors by following a family in the wild while raising and training a new goshawk of her own.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 598 H

Summary: Braving Alaska. Ventures to the Alaskan bush where four families are carving out lives for themselves in the tradition of the state's early settlers. Focuses on the daily challenges of surviving in an untamed wilderness.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2009

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Summary: New research has shown that crows are among the most intelligent animals in the world, able to use tools as only elephants and chimpanzees do, able to recognize each other's voices and 250 distinct calls. Crow experts from around the world sing their praises, and present us with captivating new footage of crows as we have never seen them before.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2010

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Summary: With unique access to a pristine and unspoiled corner of the Serengeti's Pride Lands deep in the heart of Africa, this series captures the drama of the daily lives of and emotional moments faced by lions and lionesses, baboons, elephants, leopards, bison and other creatures commonly found in this national park in Tanzania.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SER

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Summary: The 11-part BBC series is narrated by Sir David Attenborough and organized so that each 50-minute episode covers a specific geographical region and/or wildlife habitat (mountains, caves, deserts, shallow seas, seasonal forests, etc.) until the entire planet has been represented.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD PLA

Summary: Takes viewers into the secretive world of the largest and least known member of the weasel family, to reveal who this dynamic little "devil" truly is. Hard-wired to endure an environment of scarcity, the wolverine is one of the most efficient and resourceful carnivores on Earth.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV WOL

Summary: "The Wild Kratts aren't sure what to do for Halloween. Should they go trick-or-treating, or just enjoy a Halloween party? The Kratt Brothers decide that the best thing to do is to discover some new 'creepy, cool' creatures. But when they set off to find these new animal friends, Martin and Chris discover that Zach and the other villains have come up with a plan to ruin Halloween. Can the Wild...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Kids 2019

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Summary: The makers of the Emmy Award(r)-winning series Life take viewers deeper than ever into the perilous and exhilarating drama humans share with every other animal on the planet, from the circumstances of birth and the struggle to reach adulthood, secure a home and find a mate, to the unpredictable challenges thrust on all creatures by the environment, enemies and even families.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV LIF

Summary: The egg, life's perfect invention, nurtures and protects new life from the outside world. These remarkable structures are strong enough to withstand the full weight of an incubating parent and weak enough to allow a chick to break free. But how is an egg made and what is its purpose? From creation to hatching, join host David Attenborough as he reveals the wonder behind these miracles of nature.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV EGG

Summary: A filmmaker investigates his traumatic encounter with a 30-ton humpback whale that breached and almost landed on him while he was kayaking. What he discovers raises far bigger questions about humans' relationship with whales and their future.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV WHA

Summary: A bold and daring red-tailed hawk, nicknamed Pale Male, lives on the cornice of a 4th floor window of an apartment building on 5th Avenue, in the heart of New York City. Watch as Pale Male mates, breeds, and teaches his offspring to fly. This is truly an affirmation of the magical relationship of humans and nature.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Devillier Donegan Enterprises 2004

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV PAL

Summary: David Attenborough returns to the world's oceans in this sequel to the acclaimed documentary filming rare and unusual creatures of the deep, as well as documenting the problems our oceans face.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Earth 2018

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV BLU

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Summary: Eagles dominate the skies. But what makes these predators so special? Researchers put one eagle to the test, and stunning up-close footage reveals her incredible strength, eyesight, and flying skills.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Summary: From the moment humans mounted horses 6,000 years ago, these magnificent animals helped shape the world by allowing mankind to explore, conquer, and flourish on horseback. Join anthropologist Niobe Thompson on a global journey to examine the evolution of horsepower, discover the mysterious origins of the incredible partnership, and witness the enduring love of 400 breeds of horses today.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Doc Eq

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3 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV EQU

Summary: How can animals be studied when the researcher cannot get close to it? Camera traps and drones are revolutionizing wildlife biology by recording the secret lives of animals, from whales and tigers to giant armadillos, all without disturbing them.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ANI

Summary: Introduces viewers to the most diverse group of animals ever to live on this planet. From the smallest to the largest, from the slowest to the fastest, from the least attractive to the most irresistible. Looks at 4,000 species, including ones that have outlived the dinosaurs and conquered the farthest places on Earth. Examine how their adaptations for finding food have had an effect on the way...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Worldwide Americas 2007

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV LIF

Summary: Four years in the making, and filmed over 3000 days across every continent and in every habitat, see 130 incredible stories from frontiers of the natural world. Discover the glorious variety of life on Earth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive. This is evolution in action: individual creatures under extreme pressure to overcome...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Earth 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 570 DVD Life 2010

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Doc L

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV LIF

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Summary: Visits marine biology professor David Scheel, who has hosted an octopus in his home. Examines Octopus behaviors and traits, focusing on the relationship that evolves between Heidi the octopus and Dr. Scheel and his teenage daughter.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV OCT

Summary: The hippopotamus has long been an enigma: an aquatic mammal that cannot swim, a vegetarian that is also the most dangerous animal in Africa. All hippos are utterly dependent on water,but in Botswana, hippos face an unparalleled challenge as deep floodwaters dry to dust in a matter of months. The documentary goes beneath the surface to show how hippos protect their families and face their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV HIP

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD HIP

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