A CONVERSATION WITH KOKO

The speaking gorilla

52 mn
Meet Koko, an extraordinary gorilla who has learned American Sign Language (ASL) with the help of Dr. Penny Patterson. The ‘couple’ have become science celebrities over the last 25 years. Based on an impressive volume of archives, A CONVERSATION WITH KOKO documents the...
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A HISTORY OF LIFE

Different Mothering from One Species To Another

52 mnHD
After the mating season, comes the time of birth. For the new families, care and feeding go on as the young grow up. Soon, the young become more independent and move away from their parents. They learn to become adults and get ready for childbearing in turn. From one species to another we...
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A WILD FARM

52 mnHD
The story is set in the Swiss Jura mountains, on a little farm with cows, sheep, pigs, hens, cats and dogs. However, it’s a place unlike others. Over the years, the farmer, Nicolas Barth, has chosen to encourage the return of wildlife on his grounds by taking simple actions. Here,...
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ALAMTO, A REPTILE WONDERLAND

Unusual animals

60 mnHD
In the West of Iran, where the land has been formed by the Zagros fold and thrust belt, is the Alamto desert. The perfect combination of natural conditions allowed the region to host a diversity of rare reptiles, including one of the most mysterious animals in the wildlife kingdom: the...
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ANGELS OF THE JUNGLE

Why are primatologists mostly women?

52 mnHD
Numerous scientists around the world dedicate their lives to the study and protection of primates. They have been inspired by Dian Fossey, Jane Goodall or Biruté Galdikas. But why are they mostly women? ANGELS OF THE JUNGLE introduces us to nine remarkable primatologists of our...
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ANIMAL STRATEGIES

To live and survive in the wild

6x52’HD
Animals had to develop behaviours and techniques in order to address vital requirements such as nutrition, reproduction, raising the young, protection and, more generally, adaptation to a sometimes hostile environment. ANIMAL STRATEGIES shows us how primates, antelopes, small animals, big...
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ANTS!

Nature’s superpower

52 mnHD
They wage wars and administer medicines. They are farmers and graziers. They live in a world of coded communications, strict chains of command, secret poison mixtures and prodigious strength. They have inhabited our planet for millions of years and yet no living creature seems more alien...
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ARCHITECTS OF THE NATURAL WORLD

Animal kingdom’s masterpieces

52 mn
Our planet has always been under construction: from tiny organisms that created mushroom-like towers along marine shorelines 3 billion years ago, to present day where all sorts of animal are at work. Fish, spiders, termites, ants, bees, birds, mammals and amphibians of all varieties are...
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AUTUMN JOURNEY

The storks’ long voyage

52 mn
Popular legends say that when storks arrive to build their springtime nests atop the chimneys of Northern Europe they come bearing gifts: babies for humans and rain to renew the earth. Until recently, the storks' migration route remained a mystery but the development of tracers has...
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BABOON TALES

Growing pains

52 mn
This is the story of the first year in the life of a baboon, the starting point of an almost ten-year long journey to adulthood. Baboons are intensely social animals, weaving a shifting web of relationships with family, friends and enemies. As in the human world, being successful as a...
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BANGKOK BITES

Death lurks underground

52 mnHD
Bangkok is a world metropolis. On the surface, the inhabitants of this tropical Manhattan teem furiously under the sun, but, unlike other big cities, below ground, in dark corners and the damp of the canals, death lurks. Millions of snakes and other venomous creatures lie in wait for...
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BAT & MAN

A mammal that causes leaps in science

52 mnHD
Bats were already on earth during the dinosaurs’ era, 60 million years ago, and this incredible species has actually not evolved since. Today, scientific studies of bats have revealed astonishing discoveries in the fields of bionics, disease prevention and containment which can...
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BIRDS OF AFRICA

52 mnHD
More or less direct descendants of the dinosaurs, birds are divided in about 20 families which pundits consider nonetheless rather homogeneous. Yet what a disparity of evolution between the ostrich and the tiny quelea. From an ecological standpoint birds have significantly differentiated...
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BLACK VIKING, THE GREAT CORMORANT

Once endangered now a threat

52 mn
An extraordinary diver with a beautiful black coat, is the great cormorant really the ecological disaster that some claim it to be? At the end of the 70’s, there were less that 4,000 cormorants gracing the skies of Europe. Launched in 1979, protection measures insured the surge in...
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BORN AMONG THE ORANG-OUTANS

Back to the wild

52 mn
Birute Galdikas is a world famous primate specialist. She has spent the last 30 years protecting them against the human destruction of their habitat. In order to prevent orang-outans from full extinction, she has opened in Borneo a sanctuary dedicated to young orphans, with the aim of...
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CHAMPIONS OF THE SAVANNAH

The wildlife world records

52 mnHD
Every day amazing feats are taking place in the savannah. Everyone knows about the obvious ones: the elephant is the biggest mammal, the ostrich the biggest bird, the cheetah the speediest animal… But can you answer questions like: who’s strongest than a frog? Who has the...
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CHILD IN THE WILD

Unusual pets

2x52’HD
This series is about children who have grown up in close contact with nature. Many of them have developed a special relationship with supposedly savage animals, mainly thanks to their parents who work directly with wildlife. From Brazil to Kenya and Australia, each episode tells stories...
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CHRISTMAS IN THE SAVANNAH

Truce in the wildlife

52 mnHD
Christmas balls, tinsels in the trees and some improbable snow on the ground: this is the unexpected setting for this wildlife film shot in southern Africa during the Christmas period. This is December 25, and everyone has a birth to celebrate: the savannah is full of animals about to...
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COSTA RICA NATURE'S ARK

The country that hosts 5% of known species on earth

52 mnHD
Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful sanctuary for biodiversity in the world and its richest. Indeed, this small country hosts 5% of all known species on earth, i.e. one out of twenty. To grasp what it entails one should explore its forests, climb its peaks and walk its shores. Only...
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DIVING WITH CROCODILES

Close encounters on the wild side

52 mnHD
Bernie is a television reporter. He has covered wars, infiltrated jails, shared the daily life of communities totally remote from society and rubbed shoulder with men and women studying the deadliest predators. Adrenaline is his fuel yet he never felt so vulnerable than when facing a Nile...
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DOTING FATHERS OF THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS

Caring fathers

52 mn
Settled in the Moroccan Atlas’ mountains, the Barbary Macaque is the only monkey species north of the Sahara. He is remarkable for the intensely caring relationship fathers develop with youngsters. Indeed, each male takes responsibility for one or two newly born. The male macaque...
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DUGONGS AND MANATEES

One species, two destinies

52 mn
Evolution has it that some animals left the firm ground to live in the ocean. Among them were the “sirenians”, more known as the manatees and the dugongs, both cousins of the elephant. The manatee population resides in the warm Gulf waters off the coast of Florida. The dugongs...
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EQALUSUAQ, ON THE TRAIL OF THE HIDDEN PREDATORS

The salmon run and those awaiting them

52 mnHD
In July in Alaska, millions of salmon run up the rivers. Many are anxiously waiting for them: grizzlies, sea lions, orcas, eagles, sharks... and young divers/photographers. Paul and Thomas, two marine biologists, are here to live their passion for open spaces and memorable encounters...
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FABULOUS ANIMALS

The myths, the legends and the truth

13x26’
Vampires, unicorns, sea monsters… These are not merely creatures of fantasy, they all have their origins in real, living animals. Through breathtaking wildlife footage, animation and re-enactments, combined with natives’ testimonies, FABULOUS ANIMALS features the creatures...
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FIELD OF LIFE

The fauna caught between agriculture and nature

52 mnHD
In a typical field of the European countryside, wildlife is much more abundant and diverse that one can imagine and it serves as the backdrop for unexpected survival stories. While the circle of life is at stake for the pheasant, harvest season is coming. How do the animals such as the...
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FISH AMONG THE TREETOPS

The underwater jungle

52 mn
FISH AMONG THE TREETOPS tells the story of the Pantanal, a wildlife sanctuary at the very heart of South America, with its unique ecosystem based around the water cycle. Known as “the green moon”, the Pantanal is the largest flood plain in the world. During the rainy season,...
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FISH LIFE

Small is beautiful

12x26’HD
The ocean has its stars: dolphins, sharks, Manta rays, whales; and then there are the others, the humble and the discreet, which can only get the limelight thanks to a Disney movie. Yet, from the clown fish to the octopus, the lionfish to the cleaner fish, without of course omitting the...
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FLYING WITH GEESE

The bird savior

52 mn
In a French valley with the prophetic name of ‘Geese Valley’, Christian Moullec, a meteorologist and ornithologist, decides to do everything he can to save a race of wild geese from extinction. His plan is to fly with them in his ULM and “hijacked” some geese from...
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GROWING UP IN THE SAVANNAH

The school of wildlife

52 mnHD
For the emblematic African wildlife, the long road to adulthood is paved with multiple obstacles. But the dangers vary considerably from one species to another as well as the solutions they have to find to bring the most offsprings to maturity. Blessed with more or less thoughtful parents...
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ICONS OF THE WILD

The stars and the supporting cast of the animal kingdom

5x52’HD
At first glance, the African wildlife seems all too familiar. The stars, such as the elephant or the lion, have been extensively covered as well as the supporting cast, from the gazelles to the birds. But even if their lifestyles have been overexposed, the animals of the savannah remain a...
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INTO THE WILD OF BORNEO

The jungle album

52 mnHD
Borneo is an island shared by Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia but, most importantly, part of it is a wildlife sanctuary. Jorge Camilo Valenzuela, a National Geographic animal photographer, is about to explore it to capture the various endemic species in all their splendor. With over 10...
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INVESTIGATION IN THE LAND OF THE ELEPHANTS

The protector of the Sri Lankan elephant

52 mn
Taya Diaz is a journalist who knows more about Sri Lankan elephants than just about anyone else in the world. He could go on for hours about their history, their mythology and their role in Hindu and Buddhist religious ceremonies. But the species is threatened with extinction by poachers...
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KIONAING’S ELEPHANT

A bigger bond

52 mn
In the heart of the Burmese jungle, the elephants are government employees. Without them, the forest would not be exploitable. Their humans masters are called ‘’oozies’’. From one generation to the next, they have become masters in the art of elephant training. An...
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LADY CHEETAH

A love story

52 mnHD
In 1979, Laurie Marker’s passion for cheetahs led her to leave her family, friends and home (the USA) for Namibia in order to save the species. The splendid feline is a hunting machine, the fastest of all land predators, but also a desired trophy for poachers. To protect them she...
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LAND OF THE APES

To live and die free

52 mnHD
In the Conkuati lagoon in Congo, an association has undertaken a challenging endeavour: to enable chimpanzees, who have crossed paths with man, to live and die freely by returning to their natural habitat. How can these animals be taught to feed, live together and defend themselves in the...
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LEMURS OF THE STONE FOREST

A unique animal in an amazing environment

52 mn
In Madagascar, the mesmerizing stone forest of Tsingy is home of 80 species of lemurs. Each species has adapted to its environment: the Sifakas do not need water to survive and can live on leaves only, Red-fronted lemurs are more active than the Sifakas and can cover many miles in search...
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LIBYA’S SAHARA

The English Patient’s desert

52 mn
The Sahara, one of the world's most hostile regions, is the paragon of a desert. It was therefore a shock when, in 1933, Austrian adventurer Ladislaus Almásy discovered in the heart of the Lybian Sahara some rock paintings showing a paradisical world populated by big animals...
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LIFE IN THE REEDS

The battle of the swamps

52 mn
Welcome to a strange territory, one where man isn’t welcome and feels uneasy to enter: the swamps. This autarcic aquatic world is home to numerous species that replay everyday the eternal game of life and death in which the hunter becomes so easily the hunted. It is a harsh and...
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LIVING WITH WOLVES

52 mnHD
Wolves have fascinated mankind for time immemorial and they’re present in the oral traditions of most civilizations. The way they were perceived changed and evolved depending on populations, beliefs, eras and historical events. Wolves were represented either as strong or weak,...
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LORDS OF THE LAKE

Swans’ stories

52 mn
Swans are creatures with strong characters. They can be calm, serene, attentive and curious; yet their relationship with humans is nearly always aggressive. Filmed on two European mountain lakes over a period of twelve months, LORDS OF THE LAKE shows how two different families of swans...
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LORDS OF THE OCEANS

A tribute to the seas most magnificent creatures

5x52’
Whales, sharks, walruses or dolphins. Be they marine mammals or fish, they reign over the world’s oceans. They are not afraid of storms, cold waters, isolation and predators. In fact, for them, the main danger is us, the Human. Everything seems to have been said on these big...
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MAMA HYENA

Lessons from a despised animal

52 mnHD
Hyenas have been given an unfairly negative reputation in folklore and popular media because of their ungraceful, even grotesque physical features. Hyenas are truly a curiosity of nature. They are intelligent creatures that follow a sophisticated and ruthless social system. Depending on...
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MANIMALIA

When two worlds come together

5x52’
It is often said that the Human World and the Animal Kingdom have nothing in common. But sometimes this invisible frontier seems to blur. Unexpected situations emerge, unnatural behaviors are established. Composed of five landmark films, MANIMALIA is an exceptional collection illustrating...
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MARINE MAMMALS

The kings of the Seven Seas

10x26’
Whales, seals, dugongs, narwhals or dolphins: they are the marine mammals, a large family of warm-blooded cousins that has conquered the world’s oceans. They brave storms, cold waters, isolation, predators. They invented sophisticated hunting techniques in order to survive. And this...
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MIGRATIONS IN DANGER

Man's barriers on animals' routes

3x52’HD
Man constantly modifies its environment. It continues to expand on the planet into the most wild and remote places where it erects artificial barriers at the crossroads of migration of species in danger of extinction. These animals must survive at any cost to ensure the future of their...
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NATURE’S CLASSROOM: AN AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK ADVENTURE

52 mnHD
Esther and Myrdhin are the daughter and son of film-making couple, Myriam and Luc. Mum is a biologist and an ethologist. Dad has been filming wildlife all over the planet for more than 20 years and, one day, realised that he couldn't enjoy his profession and see his kids growing up...
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NEIGHBOURS IN THE WILD

The secret life of European mammals

9x52’
This series is the most comprehensive blue chip collection on European fauna. The result is both visually striking and content rich. Shot over the span of four seasons, we follow the lives and tribulations of various mammals like the acrobatic squirrel, the predating lynx, the feared...
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NIGHT OF THE SALAMANDER

The mysterious world of a mythical creature

52 mn
The salamander has a mixed reputation. In ancient Rome it was rumored it could spit flames and even make water boil. This creature was also thought to be so evil that it would poison whatever it touched. But what do we really know about this harmless and beautiful animal? We think it is a...
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NORIN'S ARK

The wildlife veterinarian

5x52’HD
Norin Chai, a brilliant veterinarian, has been working for more than twenty years to protect wildlife all over the world. In each episode, he comes to the rescue of an endangered animal in a critical situation: in Central America an infectious disease is spreading through a population of...
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OCEAN ACROBATS, THE SPINNER DOLPHINS

Swimming with the most magnificent sea creatures

52 mn
Glide along through the sparkling blue waters of the South Pacific with the ocean's greatest performers: the Spinner dolphins. Dive underwater where Spinners stay together to eat, sleep and keep each other safe from predators. Join scientists in Hawaii and Tahiti on a journey of a...
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ORYX, ANTELOPE OF THE DESERT

A fierce temperament under a graceful body

52 mn
Oryx antelopes, also called gemsbok, are at home everywhere in the dry savannah of Namibia. They are well adapted to the extreme conditions of the desert and can take the frequent high temperatures of more than 40 degrees Celsius by adjusting their body temperature. The Namibian oryx is...
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PEREGRINE FALCONS: RETURN OF THE PHARAOH’S HUNTER

Beauty in the air

52 mn
For centuries, the Peregrine Falcon has been the bird of Europe’s kings, whereas in ancient Egypt it was revered as Horus, a wise and powerful god. Its universal appeal is understandable as no other bird of prey combines such aesthetic and sensory perfection. This film closely...
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PRAYING MANTIS: AN ALIEN'S WORLD

Rulers of their world

52 mnHD
They look like creatures from an alien planet, and in fact, praying mantises have inspired Hollywood science fiction film-makers in their designs for extra-terrestrial monsters. It’s more than their physical shape that seems out of this world. Praying mantises, with some reaching...
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PREDATION!

Gruesome yet indispensable

5x52’HD
Predation is everywhere in nature and constitute a necessity in the chain of life. It is a merciless process both for the predator and its prey whose destinies and future evolutions are inextricably linked. From the African savannah to the European swamps, from a predator’s killing...
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PREDATOR'S STORY

Lions aren’t always kings of the savannah

52 mn
THE PREDATORS’ STORY follows the trials of 2 young, twin male lions thrown out of home by their father. They can only rely on themselves to survive among the multitude of large and menacing animals that the drought has brought together around the only watering hole in the area....
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SAVANNAH REBIRTH

The cycle of life

52 mnHD
In the African savannah, an elephant dies. Little by little, thousands of animal guests converge to feast on the fortuitous carcass which also becomes a cradle for other species. The splendid images make us forget death and show the wonders of an ecosystem in action. And, by turning back...
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SAVING THE CHIMPS

A sanctuary for broken primates

52 mnHD
How did Bobby, the gentle chimpanzee, managed to pull through after years caged up in isolation in biomedical labs? How did space-chimp Emily, trained to test space capsules and rockets, survived her stressful NASA training program? Appalled by such treatment, Carole Noon decided to help...
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SCAVENGERS OF THE SAVANNAH

Death is all around

52 mn
When a wildebeest dies, lions feed on its carcass for days. Soon after, other scavengers come for their share: vultures and hyenas. Over a period of five months, using the latest techniques of macro and aerial photography, this film follows the life and death of wildebeest, to reveal the...
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SECRETS OF THE ADRIATIC

Wildlife beyond the beach life

52 mn
For a long time, the Adriatic Sea was Central Europe's only link to the Orient. Thus, that small sea became a symbol of a great, big and exotic world, enabling the town of Venice to call herself "Queen of the Seven Seas". Cultural riches are embedded on the Adriatic's...
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SHARING THE EARTH

An odyssey to rediscover nature

10x52’HD
Veterinarian, biologist and adventurer Mannaïg de Kersauson travels the world in search of men and women who work to repair the damages inflicted upon the environment. She is on the lookout for ways, new and old, mankind has found for living in harmony with nature. She talks to...
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SHARK SEX

For grey sharks, sex is anything but bliss

52 mn
At the heart of the Pacific Ocean lies the atoll of Rangiroa. There lurks one of the world’s greatest concentrations of gray reef sharks, a fascinating species that arouses within us fear and curiosity. The place is a gift to any scientist wanting to observe these super predators...
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SHUKLAPHANTA, THE OTHER WILD NEPAL

A successful coexistence between man and animal

52 mn4K
The Shuklaphanta Reserve is the first national park created in Nepal in 1973. This area is exceptional on many accounts including its diverse landscapes, hundreds of animal species - 22 of which are critically endangered. It may look like a mix of Europe and Africa yet we are truly in the...
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SKY TRAVELERS

Take off to the skies with Europe's most seasoned travelers

2x52’
Will their grueling voyage end in a sunny winter holiday ? Or a deadly detour ? As summer draws to a close, Finland prepares for a long dark winter. And the local birds prepare for a long dangerous journey. Selma, a greylag goose, is molting. In a few weeks, she'll have brand-new...
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SLEEPING IN NATURE

52 mnHD
Sleeping upside-down, on one leg, lying down, standing up, buried, eyes wide open, fists clenched, floating like a buoy, or taking it in turns. In nature, every species has its own technique for taking a nap without becoming a snack!
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SMALL ANIMALS OF AFRICA

52 mnHD
They have one thing in common: you can’t see them when the grass is high. Some are rodents, others carnivores, reptiles or monkeys. One way or another, they suffer from their small size since they have to get by in an environment dominated by giants. They have learned to survive by...
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STRANGE ENCOUNTERS IN THE SAVANNAH

We thought we had seen it all...

52 mnHD
A baboon hunting a gazelle. Crocodiles eating another crocodile. A carnivorous giraffe. Zebras without stripes. Turtles jumping on buffalos. These are exceptional scenes captured thanks to hundreds of hours spent filming in the savannah. Animals with unusual characteristics. Unheard of...
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THE ABYSSINIAN SHE-WOLF

A dying species survival challenge

52 mn
Despite their shrill howls, their fur like a fox’s and their resemblance to jackals, Abyssinian wolves are close cousins to European, Asian and American grey wolves. They are also by far the most endangered species on Earth with fewer than 500 still surviving on the high plateaux of...
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THE ADVENTURES OF SWALA PALA, THE BABY GAZELLE

Once upon a time, in the savannah…

52 mnHD
Newly born Swala Pala is barely able to stand up on its slight legs and with its long eyelashes and upright ears the baby gazelle is strikingly reminiscent of little Bambi, the famous Disney animal hero. Set in Africa, where survival of the fittest is the law of the land, Swala Pala will...
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THE ALPS: REALM OF THE GOLDEN EAGLE

Wilderness in the heart of Europe

3x52’
The Alps are often wrongly perceived as being only a vast sports arena with great ski slopes. In fact, these mountains are also home to a specially adapted population of wild animals living in a spectacular area right in the heart of the world’s most densely populated continent....
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THE ANTELOPES

52 mnHD
Among mammals, antelopes epitomize the most dramatic form of evolution. They account for 74 species in Africa. The smallest weights 1.5 kilos and is 0.2 meter high against 600 kilos and 1.8 meter for the biggest. They are all ruminants with hooves and horns but differ greatly in terms of...
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THE BIG SCHEME

Savannah’s rhythms and moves

3x52’
Time, space and socialization are very much human concepts and it is fair to ask if they have any significance in nature. For instance, how do we know if animals do have a sense of present and future? The savannah, although huge, can be seen as one generic open space. However, the fact is...
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THE BISON OF EUROPE

The survivors

52 mnHD
Bisons are the largest animals of Europe, the most ancient and the wildest. The only ones remaining live in the last primary forest on the continent. Over several seasons, this spectacular film follows a herd whose matriarch has died and whose leadership has been taking over by a young...
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THE FORGOTTEN FOREST

A mammoth reforestation endeavour

52 mnHD
In the beginning, the green Atlantic Forest stretched from Northern Brazil to Argentina. Then settlers came and trees toppled before an onslaught of stone, concrete, steel and plastic. Finally, only isolated patches remained. Now, all that is changing thanks to women and men of good will...
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THE HAREM OF THE ETHIOPIAN BABOON

A single’s ultimate dream

52 mn
Near the dramatic cliffs of the high tablelands in southern Ethiopia, live the Gelada baboons. Recognizable by the double triangular patch of bare red skin on their chest, these magnificent monkeys have only one predator: man. The geladas society is organized into harems on one side and...
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THE HAREM OF THE ETHIOPIAN BABOON - THE MAKING OF

Behind the wildlife scenes

26 mn
A behind-the-scene look at the shooting of a wildlife documentary about the Ethiopian Gelada baboons. It reveals both the way of working with monkeys and the use of rare cinematographic techniques. A prototype of a special hot air balloon was designed for this film. But flying at an...
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THE HORSEMEN

Take a ride around the world with man’s greatest companion

20x26’
From Mongolia to Argentina, from the legendary cowboys of America to the proud Arab horse riders, this series takes viewers on a fascinating voyage around the world to discover how these men have preserved their traditional way of life and their passion for horses. Never before has such a...
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THE INCREDIBLE AFRICAN WILDLIFE

Everything you always wanted to know about the savannah

7x52’HD
Nowadays, images of the African wildlife are a common thing yet audiences seem to never tire of them as they are always a source of wonder and bewilderment. Although one might think to have seen it all, it seems there is still more to learn and discover. This series covers some of the...
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THE INCREDIBLE HULIK AND HIS BEAVERS

Tale of a peculiar friendship

52 mn
Watching wild beavers requires much luck: during summer they spend their days sleeping and in autumn they become active but only at night. If anything unusual happens, they flee and stay away for days. Subsequently there are very few films scenes that show anything but beavers swimming....
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THE LAND OF THE GIANT BATS

They can colour the sky black

52 mn
The Comoros form an archipelago of four small islands that lie between the Coast of East Africa and the northern tip of Madagascar. With very little influence from the outside world, the wildlife on these islands has been left to evolve freely and they now harbour many unique species. One...
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THE LAST SEAL OF MEDITERRANEAN

One of the 10 most endangered species in the world

52 mn
The monk seal is the oldest representative of its species. For twelve million years, it has been the only one living in the warm waters of the Mediterranean. Hunted over the centuries for its oil and fur, it has become the rarest mammal in the world and is on the list of endangered...
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THE LIONESS AND THE LEOPARD

Will the realm of nature prevail?

52 mn
Discover the unprecedented story of two wild kings of the Savannah, caught in the most uncommon friendship story. Indeed, lions and leopards are famous to be the worst enemies of the savannah: they have always been struggling for the supremacy over the same territory, and have always been...
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THE MONSTER SHARK OF MALPELO

A gigantic and unknown species

52 mn
On an ordinary dive at the National Malpelo Park, in Columbia, Sandra Bessudo, biologist and the park director, suddenly comes face to face with a gigantic and unknown species of shark. Completely bewildered by the beast, she nicknamed “The Monster”, Sandra decides to launch a...
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THE PHANTOM RIVER

Nature’s amazing capacity to adapt

52 mn
The Hoanib River flows in Namibia. However, it only fills up during the rainy season and never flows far from its source. The river is host to an incredibly complex food chain which begins with insects and continues right through to larger animals such as baboons and elephants. Life in...
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THE POACHING OF AFRICAN WILDLIFE

Story of a mass murder

52 mn
The story of Man and the African fauna dates back to the circus games in Rome and the sacrifice of an incredible number of animals. Later on, animals will become prey to white colons trophy hunters and then victims of the African themselves when the demographic explosion will lead to the...
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THE PREDATORS OF AFRICA

52 mnHD
As soon as they appeared, about 60 million years ago, carnivores have seen their survival closely linked to that of the herbivores. Ever since, it has been a never ending chase to adapt between the prey and its predator. The bottom line is that the life of one depends on the survival of...
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THE REAL LORDS OF THE SAVANNAH

52 mnHD
What if the lion, a predator known for its fragility and short life expectancy, has been wrongly labeled the king of all animals? Indeed, the hierarchy as we know it in the animal kingdom needs some revisiting. Special attention should be given to those species with incredible capacities...
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THE SAVANNAH QUIZ

Has the zebra white or black stripes?

52 mnHD
Is a rhino stronger than an elephant? Why gnus march in line? Which is the only feline living in society? From a zebra’s stripes to the so-called silence of the giraffe, QUIZ OF THE SAVANNAH film will bring a multitude of answers to questions frequently asked about African animals...
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THE SECRET WORLD OF CRUSTACEANS

The wonders of alien creatures

52 mnHD
The sea is home to some strange creatures. Indeed, among the many marine species, there is one very unusual group: the crustaceans. Between reality and fantasy, these animals remained a mystery to man for centuries. Are their ways of life as startling as their appearances? Crustaceans can...
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THE SECRET WORLD OF MOLLUSKS

The wonders of the sea

52 mnHD
Mollusks are characterized by an absence of skeleton and a total lack of appeal. They conjure up images of flabby, slimy, almost inert animals. But mollusks play their cards close to their chests: habitat, movement, food, reproduction... everything goes beyond the wildest imagination....
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THE SECRET WORLD OF THE PROBOSCIS MONKEYS

A nose for confort

52 mn
Borneo is home to a strange species whose males’ noses never stop growing, eventually sagging down below their chins. The proboscis monkeys may look odd but that does not rebuke their many predators: crocodiles, eagles, panthers and pythons. Another danger is the weather with...
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THE SENSES OF THE SAVANNAH

52 mnHD
Sight. Smell. Taste. Touch. Hearing. How do animals use their five senses in the savannah? As one might have guessed, it is impossible to generalize since each specie has developed to the extreme the senses appropriate to its specificities in order to survive; and quite often at the...
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THE SILENCE OF THE GORILLAS

Ebola also strikes wildlife

52 mn
In 2004, Ebola ravaged a wildlife sanctuary in Congo. At this time a film was shot, following the desperate efforts of a primatologist to find surviving gorillas and try to learn about this gruesome virus. 10 years later this film is now a unique testimony on the early appearance of a...
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THE SMILE OF THE SHARK

A dangerous hobby

52 mn
Shark Feeding has become the latest rage among divers. However, next to the tourists stroking reef sharks in a lagoon, is a group of divers who take extreme risks to get close to the most lethal predators. From the hammerheads to the “Great Whites”, SMILE OF THE SHARK followed...
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THE STORKS OF THE LUANGWA

The power of togetherness

52 mnHD
The yellow billed storks are an African species of, usually, solitary birds. However, once a year, towards the end of the rainy season, they congregate along the banks of the Luangwa, Zambia. They’ve chosen this place because it lies at the heart of a network of lagoons that are...
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THE STRANGE ADVENTURE OF MABEKE THE GORILLA

Going back home

52 mn
Mabeke is now a 20 years old gorilla and his female, Kessala, is 14 years old. Both have been captured when babies by villagers who thought they could sell them for a profit. Luckily, they have been rescued by a scientific mission but kept captive since it was impossible to release...
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THE SUNKEN FOREST

The distress of dry land animals

52 mnHD
Once a year, while the waters of the Amazon are at their lowest, a deluge of unprecedented violence falls on the forest. Within a few months it will be drowned under almost 30 meters of water, with only the top of few trees poking out. The forest animals’ survival is at stake. Some...
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THE TALE OF THE HARE AND THE SUN

Fertility as a survival strategy

52 mn
“There was a time the hares allied themselves with the sun” says a Native American legend, but one with a scientific background. In Canada, the explosive demographic growth of the snowshoe hare has been directly linked to the magnitude of the solar cycles. Everywhere, hares...
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THE TREE AND THE ANTS

A tropical love story

52 mn
In the tropical rainforest, trees and ants coexist in an unlikely, symbiotic friendship. Researchers are now convinced that each other could not survive without the other. The ants protect the trees against their many enemies, such as leafeating insects and suffocating lichens. In...
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THE UNTAMED LOIRE

The river and its wildlife

52 mnHD
From a tiny mountain stream to the open estuary, the Loire river reveals many faces along its 1000 km course. Now better protected than ever, its banks are seing the return of several species long disappeared, such as the beaver or the stork, but also newcomers like the catfish or the...
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THE VEGETARIAN GIANTS

52 mnHD
The elephant, the rhino and the hippo are the biggest terrestrial mammals on earth. They differ from one another and do not belong to the same family yet they share one trait: these vegetarian giants are non ruminants and have appeared before the ruminants. The latter have developed very...
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THE WEB OF LIFE

Mother nature domino’s game

13x26’
Why do antelopes need lions? What link Atlantic sand eels to Alaskan grizzly bears? How do alligators make life easy for racoons? The answers to these and many other questions are found in THE WEB OF LIFE, a fascinating series that illustrates the oftentimes incredible relationships...
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TOOTHWALKERS, GIANTS OF THE ARCTIC ICE

The walrus enigma

52 mn
With its massive bulk and saber-like tusks, the Walrus is definitely one of the most impressive animals of the North. However, very little is known about this highly recognizable animal. How it eats, mates or socializes. Is he just a curious and harmless animal as some think or a clever...
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TREE TALK

Are they amongst us or are we amongst them?

52 mn
TREE TALK is the story of the trees. It begins with the Origins and then embarks upon a journey through the world of trees and the trees of the world. It reveals the huge differences and slight similarities between Tree and Man, investigating the fascinating idea that, amongst plants, the...
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TURTLES AND TORTOISES

A lovable survivor of prehistoric times

52 mn
While not very fast, elegant or exceptionally smart, the tortoise is one of the most popular animal among humans. A truly ancient species, its main features have remained unchanged for 150 million years. TURTLES AND TORTOISES follows a tortoise on one of its most dangerous journeys: from...
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UMBRIA

The boat that became a reef

52 mn
On June 10, 1940, the Umbria, a huge Italian battleship, went down in the Red Sea near Port Sudan. With the vessel 10,000 tons of ammunition, 300,000 bombs and air mines, military trucks, motorcycles and 50,000 Austrian silver coins sank to the bottom of the sea. In 1949, underwater...
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VIVIAN BRISTOW, MOVIE CATS

Trainer to four-legged celebrities

52 mn
Vivian Bristow has been making movies for 30 years. Some directors treat actors as animals but Vivian Bristow has been training the wildest animals as actors. So far he has succeeded and survived. Lions, leopards, elephants, hyenas, baboons, snakes, zebras, rhinoceros, crocodiles…...
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WELCOME TO THE NEW PARIS ZOO!

10x26’HD
In April 2014, Paris Zoo will open its doors to the public after two years of huge restoration works in order to invent a new kind of zoo. With the complicity of a veterinary and an animal or a group of animals, each episode of the series will tell the story of the arrival of an animal at...
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WELCOME TO THE NEW PARIS ZOO!

52 mnHD
In April 2014, Paris Zoo will open its doors to the public after two years of huge restoration works in order to invent a new kind of zoo. With the complicity of a veterinary and an animal or a group of animals, each episode of the series will tell the story of the arrival of an animal at...
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WHALES DANCES

The sea giants’ ballet

52 mn
The Australes, an archipelago in French Polynesia, is the background of an extraordinary underwater ballet. For thousands of years, humpback whales have returned from their Antarctic feeding grounds to spend the winter here. In the shallow waters, they find peace and warmth for timeless...
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WILD AT HEART

A passion for wildlife

52 mn
François d’Elbée has roamed the African savannah for years. In his work as a safari organiser he developed a deep and abiding respect for this vast continent. He has now decided to team up with the Wildlife Management Service and use his knowledge and expertise to help...
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WILD BRITISH COLUMBIA

The grizzly bears kingdom

52 mnHD
Canada is a remarquable land where nature flourishes freely. Located between the Rockies and the Pacific Ocean, Birtish Columbia is the most western province of the country and encompasses mountains as well as a desert. It is also the living ground of an exceptional biodiversity including...
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WILD HORSES OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

A foal dangerous first year

52 mnHD
Stone Child is a foal living in a herd of wild horses in the spectacular scenery of the Rocky Mountains. We follow him throughout is very first year and witness his winsome interaction with his family but also the imminent dangers of his surroundings. Indeed, predators and treacherous...
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WILD MEDITERRANEAN

6x52’HD
In the heart of the Europe there is a special world, where bears and eagles still live free among the remains of a distant past. It is a true treasure-trove of biodiversity that, from the Alps to the beautiful islands facing Africa, is home of inestimable richness, thousands of species of...
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WILD OBSESSION

Upclose and personal

12x45’HD
WILD OBSESSION follows brave individuals fulfilling their lifelong dream to come face-to-face with some of the world’s most exotic and elusive animals. Paired with an expert in the field, each episode sees the just-introduced duo travel to remote areas of the world for a glimpse of...
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WILD WAYS

The European wilderness

4x26’
A collection dedicated to European species that seem familiar but remain in fact quite unknown: the friendly swallow, the strangely behaving lizard, the rocket flying dipper and, last but not least, the chamois, this graceful mountain antelope. Through the seasons, each episode follows...
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WILD WINGS

The flying story

6x52’
They are most majestuous flying creatures. Storks, swans or falcons: their natural elegance makes them the birds’ aristocracy. Birds of kings or heroes of fairy tales, they have their own special place in the human mind, which put them apart from other creatures of the sky. WILD...
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WILDLIFE TOURISM

The call of the bush

2x26’
Each day, tourists from all over the world land in Monbassa and Nairobi (Kenya); thousands of people wanting to experience the wildlife during a Safari. What future will there be for these animals who have to adapt to the human’s presence? WILDLIFE TOURISM tries to answer this...
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WINGS OF FREEDOM

Teaching eagles to fly

52 mnHD
How to teach the pyrargues eagles to fly when they have been bred in captivity and never used their wings? This is Jacques Olivier call. With his paraglider, he accompanies these majestic birds first flight towards freedom. This film is infused with emotions and accompanied by striking...
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ZEBRA: PAINTED HORSES

Living in the danger zone

52 mn
It is interesting to note that we don’t know much about the world of the horse with stripes, its nomadic lifestyle and the many dangers that it faces: lions, hyenas, crocodiles and drought. Shot on location in the Masai Mara, Kenya, this award-winning film takes a close look at the...
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ZOG AND THE FLOOD

How to save the howler monkeys from hunger and thirst?

2x52’
The Pantanal is a wild region in Brazil where the dry season alternates with the rainy one. Zog is the elder of the howler monkeys and was ruling his clan with equanimity in the haven of a generous forest. But for obscure reasons that no one can fathom, the winds haven't blown this...
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ZOO STAR ANIMALS

Remarkable VIPs and their celebrity lifestyles

14x26’HD
In Scotland, the Norwegian Royal Guard regularly visits its Colonel, Sir Nils Olav. But Nils Olav is no run-of-the-mill senior officer, he's a penguin in Edinburgh Zoo. At Washington Zoo, Kandula, a brillantly talented elephant, satisfies his hunger for hanging fruit by setting up a...
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