NATURE, television's longest-running weekly natural history series, has won more than 200 honors from the television industry, parent groups, the international wildlife film community and environmental organizations, including the only award ever given to a television program by the Sierra Club.
10/31/2014 at 2:00 am on WTTW V-me
11/01/2014 at 3:30 am on WTTW HD
The Japanese macaque, or snow monkey, survives in winter temperatures below 15 degrees.
11/02/2014 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Create/World
In the frigid valleys of Japan's Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys make their way and raise their families in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows their place. Their leader is still new to the job and something of a solitary grouch. But one little monkey, innocently unaware of his own lowly social rank, reaches out to this lonely leader, forming a bond with him that manages over time to warm his less than sunny disposition. It is a rare and remarkable gesture that alters both their lives. Changing seasons bring new babies to care for, a profusion of insects and blossoms to eat, family disagreements to squabble over and tragedies to overcome. Mating season brings competition for females as the days grow shorter and colder in a rush toward winter. But with their now confident leader to guide them and their families to shelter and care for them, this troop of snow monkeys is ready to face the world.
11/04/2014 at 4:00 pm on WTTW V-me
11/05/2014 at 8:00 pm on WTTW HD
The friendship between a journalist and a sloth highlights sloth sanctuaries and rehabilitation.
11/09/2014 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Create/World
11/12/2014 at 8:00 pm on WTTW HD
Scientists regard beavers as tools for reversing the effects of global warming and water shortages.
11/16/2014 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Create/World
A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the disastrous effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages. Once valued for their fur or hunted as pests, these industrious rodents are seen in a new light through the eyes of this novel assembly of beaver enthusiasts and 'employers' who reveal the ways in which the presence of beavers can transform and revive landscapes. Using their skills as natural builders and brilliant hydro-engineers, beavers are being recruited to accomplish everything from finding water in a bone-dry desert to recharging water tables and coaxing life back into damaged lands.
11/19/2014 at 8:00 pm on WTTW HD
Killer whales in the Arctic are increasingly attacking the same prey as struggling polar bears.
11/26/2014 at 7:00 pm on WTTW HD
Deep in the wilds of Florida, writer and naturalist Joe Hutto raised wild turkeys from chicks.
11/26/2014 at 8:00 pm on WTTW HD
A look at the fascinating bird sheds light on how ducks migrate together, nurture chicks and more.
11/26/2014 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD
Scientists, deer experts and special cameras shed light on the hidden world of white-tailed deer.
12/01/2014 at 8:00 pm on WTTW Prime
Odd and unlikely creatures that at first glance seem ill-equipped for survival are explored.
12/08/2014 at 8:00 pm on WTTW Prime
A look at one of the most intelligent animals features captivating new footage and crow experts.
12/16/2014 at 2:00 pm on WTTW Prime
Innovative technology takes us inside animals to reveal the bioengineering of 'how animals work.'
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