More than 11 wildly exciting hours of the world’s most beloved and bizarre animals are included in this fascinating and fun award-winning collection. Observe Jane Goodall and her chimpanzees, Julia Roberts on horseback in Mongolia, hosts John Ritter and Matthew Modine and much more! DISC 1: Pandas - Program 1: Pandas of the Sleeping Dragon - The giant panda has lumbered into the hearts of people across the globe. Experience the habits and habitat of this endangered species in China’s mountains of the Sleeping Dragon. Program 2: The Panda Baby - Witness the efforts of the San Diego Zoo to breed and successfully raise a panda in captivity. Actor Matthew Modine narrates this tale of bringing up baby, and raises the hopes and fears for the future of all endangered species. DISC 2: Bears - Program 1: Showdown at Grizzly River - Following the comfortable six-month hibernation taken by the grizzly, the hunt is now on for salmon. The competition for food is fierce. This natural story of breathtaking beauty offers an insightful look at the giants. Program 2: Walking With Giants - When two naturalists head north to Siberia’s Kamchatka Peninsula to prove the naturally predatorial grizzly isn’t instinctively hostile, they become unexpected foster parents to three orphaned cubs. DISC 3: Dogs - Program 1: Extraordinary Dogs - Through amazing and emotional stories about dogs and their special bonds with humans, witness some of the extraordinary things canines do as our companions, protectors, and assistants. Program 2: Dogs: The Early Years - Narrated by John Ritter, this playful and practical look at the irresistibly adorable stage of a young dog’s life profiles different breeds and their owners, and provides advice on choosing the right puppy for you. DISC 4: Horses - Program 1: Horse and Rider - Saddle up and settle in for a hard-charging ride into the fascinating relationship between horse and rider, one of the greatest examples of animal-human cooperation. Program 2: Wild Horses of Mongolia With Julia Roberts - Julia Roberts provides us with rare and privileged looks at not only wild horses, but also the eastern cowboy culture they continue to drive. DISC 5: Chimpanzees - Program 1: Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees - Jane Goodall provides access to an absorbing family saga in the wilds of Tanzania. Observe the family’s day-to-day life through complex communications and intimate relationships. Program 2: Monkey in the Mirror - Chimps and primates use tools, language, politics, and even their own culture. How does their intelligence compare to our own? This program investigates the answers in both the laboratory and the wild. DISC 6: Birds - Program 1: Extraordinary Birds - Stunning photography takes flight to capture the wondrous behavior of the world’s most extraordinary birds. Follow the warlike falcon hunting for prey, a storm of wild birds who bring a monsoon to an Indian reservation, the 5,000-mile commute of a tiny hummingbird, and more! Program 2: Parrots: Look Who’s Talking - This fun, visually rich program profiles a bird of magnificent color, both in plumage and in personality. Adoring owners talk about their parrots, including one who loves opera and another who dunks cookies on demand.
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