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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A WILD QUEST IN SCOTLAND

The fabulous spectacle of nature in the rugged Scottish landscapes

52 mnHD
This film is an exceptional journey into the rugged Scottish landscapes and its rich fauna. Laurent Cocherel is a naturalist photographer with a 25 years passion for this country. He takes us to secret places to witness the fabulous spectacle of nature through the seasons: hiding for...
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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 STORIES

Survival strategies

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In the African savannah, life is a succession of challenges that must be overcome if one wants to see the next day. Growing up, finding food, moving around, breeding, all these vital needs require coming up with survival strategies that can be perilous. Through the fate of various...
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ANIMAL STRATEGIES

To live and survive in the wild

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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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AQUARIUMS TO VISIT IN JAPAN

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When it comes to aquariums, Japan holds 2 world records. In Nagasaki, you can observe no less than 9 species of penguins while in Yamagata 50 species of Jellyfish are there to dazzle you. This episode take us behind the scenes of these unique marine exhibits.
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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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BORN IN THE ZOO

90 mnHD
From the first signs of the pregnancy to the first steps of the babies, follow every stage of birth’s adventure through the unique relationship between humans and zoo animals.
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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

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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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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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EUROPE ON THE WILD

The next door fauna

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From Belarus to France, from the imposing bison to the fragile pheasant, this collection presents the different facets of European wildlife. Even in this part of the world, danger looms everywhere. From wolves in the deep forest to tractors in the fields the struggle for life is a daily...
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EXTINCTIONS / SAVED FROM EXTINCTIONS

We thought they were saved

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What is the connection between the Californian Condor, the Arabian Oryx, the African Wild dog, the Galapagos Marine Turtle, the Chinese Tiger and the Polar Bear? The answer is the unprecedented risk of seeing these species vanish once and for all from the face of the Earth after they were...
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FEAR ON THE SAVANNAH

A primal emotion

52 mnHD
One day, in a rehabilitated national park where only herbivores lived, the authorities introduced lions. Suddenly, fear took over the park. Is this primary emotion ingrained and come back naturally to the animals? Will they join forces, share of information – willingly or not? How...
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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 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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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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IBEX, ICON OF THE ALPS

The Lord of the mountains

52 mnHD
The Ibex is an animal emblematic of the Alps. This film, through some surprising images covering several seasons, teaches us a lot of unknown things about this Lord of the mountains. It also questions our ability to share the environment with the wild fauna and the respect it requests.
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ICONS OF THE WILD

The stars and the supporting cast of the animal kingdom

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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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IDITAROD: THE RACE OF A LIFETIME

The ultimate challenge

90 mnHD
The Iditarod is the most legendary sled-dog race in the world. It crosses the whole of Alaska, a distance of 1,700 kms. Nicolas Vanier, a great lover of the Far North and veteran musher, is famous for his polar exploits in every icebound region of the world. The Iditarod is his ultimate...
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IN FROM THE WILD

52 mnHD
More than 130 individuals of various species live on a vast reserve near Avignon, southern France. They were rescued all across Europe. Some were found injured by the roadside, others were sent by parks that could not take care of them. Much of the wildlife in this place of safety is...
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INSIDE MARINELAND

Diving backstage alongside the stars

52 mnHD
This film dives backstage alongside dolphins, killer whales and polar bears to discover how they prepare for the famous water ballets that fascinate so many families. Besides the animals, the most important characters of the Marineland are the keepers who know these mammals so well and...
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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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KING OF THE FOREST

The struggle of the red deer

52 mnHD
Red deer are among the most powerful and majestic animals living deep in the European forests. These popular heroes of classic fairy tales can also be violent beasts engaged in a constant struggle to achieve one goal: the right to have a descendance. Shot in one of the last primary forest...
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KOMODO: SEX AND DRAGONS

An eventful courtship

52 mnHD
An imposing adult male is determined to mate with a young female. A trivial episode in the animal kingdom one might think. But when it takes place in one of the most hostile archipelagos in the world, and when the animals involved are the ferocious Komodo dragons, we know the courtship...
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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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LIFE AT THE ZOO: LE PAL

One the most visited parks in France

52 mnHD
Chimpanzees, elephants, lions, tigers, giraffes, bears, meerkats, zebras, lemurs, just to name a few. All kinds of animals from the world over can be admired in this zoological park, located in the heart of Auvergne, one the most visited parks in France.
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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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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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MEMOIRS OF AN ELEPHANT

Reminiscing 60 years of adventures

52 mn4K
This elephant is almost 60-year old, he is huge but weary. Like all the ancients, he now lives on his own accompanied by his many memories. So many things has happened in his very long life. There were the joyful youth years, the struggle to hold his rank within the group before quitting...
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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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MOVIE STAR ANIMALS

From training to shootings

55 mnHD
The dogs Rin-tin-tin-tin, Lassie and Beethoven, killer whale Willy, piglet Babe and many other animals have long since joined the pantheon of great movie stars. Behind these star animals are men and women who, far from fame, are driven by passion, determination and patience. In France,...
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MUMMY GIRAFFE

The sweetness of a mother

52 mn4K
The film tells the life of a young female giraffe from the birth of her first baby to the delivery, 20 months later, of a second one. It is an opportunity to discover the everyday life of a giraffe in all its aspects over the 20 months between the two births: the moves, feeding, schedule,...
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MYSTERIES OF THE GIANTS

Join us as we search for giants of both the past and present

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After the extinction of the dinosaurs, the Earth was populated by other, astonishingly gigantic animals: a 13-metre snake weighing as much as a truck, a shark as big as a school bus, a 20-ton rhinoceros and a sloth 200 times the size of sloths today. Although they dominate their...
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NORIN'S ARK

The wildlife veterinarian

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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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OSO, WILD VSIONS FROM ASTURIAS

52 mnHD
This immersive exploration of the breathtaking wild environment of the Cantabrian Mountains (Spain) takes us on an amazing journey into nature to meet Cantabrian brown bears. Following in the footsteps of these emblematic creatures, we discover their natural, primitive environment where...
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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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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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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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SIX FEET UNDER THE SAVANNAH

In northern Kenya, the most mysterious creatures are hidden underground.

52 mnHD
Under the rocks of the savannah lies a world of eternal darkness, a secret place with unending mazes, swarming with thousands of crawling animals. Like, for instance, the naked mole rat. It is the only mammal who organizes its life around a queen, like ants or termites. From its hairless,...
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SLEEPING IN NATURE

How to sleep without dying in the wild

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 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 AMNEVILLE ZOO

The actors of the animals' well-being

45 mnHD
This film is about the daily activities of the 120 employees of the zoo: healers, vets, trainers, cooks... They all work together to ensure the animals' well-being.
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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 BISON OF EUROPE

The survivors

52 mnHD
Bison 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 CAIMAN AND THE DOOMED SWAMP

The dry season ordeal

52 mn4K
The Pantanal, in Brazil, is the largest swampland in the world and every year, without fail, it inflicts a frightful ordeal on its inhabitants. Indeed, the dry season shrinks it to drastic proportions sending the local wildlife into a desperate race against the clock. The animals have to...
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THE CLAN OF THE BABY BABOON

The young and the restless

52 mn4K
This film tells the daily life of a baby baboon and its clan. There are the boisterous teenagers, other moms with their babies and, most impressive of all, the Leader. And then they are those who covet its place accounting for why young males are constantly fighting to train. Interactions...
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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 LUCKY ZEBRA

Some fare better than others

52 mn4K
In nature, there are the herbivores to whom nothing smiles right away (barely born already eaten) and others who fare better like THE LUCKY ZEBRA. How else to call this little male born in the dry season who, throughout his life, will enjoy a lucky star. Confronted with drought,...
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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 LIFE OF THE GARDEN

In a garden an incredible biodiversity thrives

52 mnHD
Every garden is home to thousands of creatures, with hundreds of tiny dramas playing out as part of a wider story: the tale of an ecosystem shaped by the imagination of a creator, the gardener, whose work produces a living, constantly evolving tableau. In a kitchen garden or orchard, in...
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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 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 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 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 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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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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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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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 westernmost 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 CARIBBEAN

An environment built by winds, birds and waves

52 mn4K
The Caribbean archipelago is a string of islands sheltering a bountiful nature. With unwavering resilience, life took hold in these isolated environments transported by blowing winds, migrating birds or washed ashore. Today, these islands offer one of the richest bioversity in the world....
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WILDLIFE DEFENDERS

On the front lines of the war against an illegal trade

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WILDLIFE DEFENDERS take us to the front lines of the war against the multi-billion dollar illegal wildlife trade, fast becoming a major contributor to the world’s biodiversity loss. This investigative film goes behind-the-scenes with Malaysia's Wildlife Department as it...
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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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WOMEN AND ANIMAL

Lives of passion

3x52’HD
From Ampersand’s library, these 3 films features unique women who dedicate their lives to the study and protection of wildlife in Africa. These scientists spent a lifetime on the field to fulfill their passion for species such as hyenas in Kenya, cheetahs in Namibia or chimpanzees...
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ZOG AND THE FLOOD

How to save the howler monkeys from hunger and thirst?

2x52’HD
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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