Just the Facts: Families in the Wild-MonkeysMany of nature’s most beautiful and fascinating animals live within a complex family structure. Family units can often make the difference between life and death, and are critical to the survival of most species. Families in the Wild presents programs from award-winning filmmakers who capture the amazing intricacies of wild animal family life. The stories of these animal families are filled with adventure, joy and the constant fear of the ‘dangers in the wild’. They are stories that remind us of the incredible wonders of the world and our place in it.
Macaques (pronounced muh-cacks) are small brown monkeys found only in Sri Lanka, near India. They are playful and very smart animals that they live in an environment of constant danger from cobras, pythons and monitor lizards. Their complex and extended family structure is critical to their survival, and their communal lifestyle is both entertaining and captivating. This film takes you inside a macaque family to understand how these amazing animals depend on each other to survive. It will also remind you of the undeniable similarities between monkeys and humans.
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Just the Facts: Families in the Wild-Hyenas
Evil, wicked, fearful beasts that s what people call hyenas. They look odd and are thought of as scavengers, eating leftovers from another animal s catch, so they re disliked. This is not fair to hyenas. And it s not all true. Families In the Wild: Hyenas tells the hyenas true story. You ll see why lions are the kings of the jungle and hyenas are the queens. Hyenas kill more of their own prey than lions do and they have stronger jaws than lions. Hyenas are very good hunters whose specialty is the surprise attack.
Watch as the hyenas of Serengeti National Park in Tanzania hang out with a herd of unsuspecting wildebeests. Suddenly, the hyenas strike! Hyenas have no fear of the much bigger wildebeest. But they are scared of some animals.Watch Families In the Wild: Hyenas to find out whom. Find out, too, who rules the hyena clan. It s not who you d expect. Hyenas are intelligent animals that are full of surprises. Families In the Wild: Hyenas shares these surprises so that you ll understand these powerful animals.
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Lion cubs are so cute. They are little puffballs of fur when they are born and are blind and unable to walk. Soon they can see and act a lot like our kittens, playing with each other and nursing from their mother. As they get older, they grow from cuddly kittens into graceful, powerful animals.
In the Families In the Wild: Lions, follow Tattoo and Kali, two lionesses who separately raise their cubs away from the pride. Tattoo and Kali live in a national park in Kenya called the Masai Mara Reserve. It s hard for them to raise their cubs alone in this vast land, but Kali and Tattoo are talented hunters. Travel with each lioness as she journeys with her cubs to find food and stay away from danger.
Families In the Wild: Lions lets you watch from a distance (the same way the cubs do) as Kali kills a wildebeest for her cubs to devour. See how the cubs thank her for this delicious feast! Watching Kali, Tattoo and their cubs is an interesting way to learn about how lions grow up and survive in the wild. After watching Families In the Wild: Lions you’ll know why your little kitten likes to pounce so much!
<!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]-->Just the Facts: Families in the Wild-Zebras
All zebras look alike. Or do they? No two zebras are identical, and other zebras know this. They recognize each other by their stripe patterns. You may not be able to do this, but you can learn about the Grant zebras living in Tanzania. Family is very important to these zebras. They stick together as they travel far and wide to find food.
Journey with Families in the Wild: Zebras as these beautiful animals migrate from Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania over the Serengeti plains to the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya. Along the way, the zebras encounter joy as foals are born and fear as lions and crocodiles threaten to attack. As you travel with Root in Families in the Wild: Zebras, you ll root for the young female zebra as she crosses the Mara River and is ambushed by a hungry crocodile. Marvel at the father zebra s dedication to his family. And smile as you watch the newborn foal try his wobbly legs for the first time. As you do, you’ll learn all about Grant zebras...one stripe at a time.