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The Story of Cats | Into the Americas

In this conclusion, we discover how cats first crossed from Asia into North America and how they went on to become the top predators of the continent. Today there are 13 feline species in the Americas – from the mighty jaguar, to the urban mountain lion, to the curious ocelot and from the Canada lynx to the nimble margay.

Air Date 11/9/16

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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.
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    Wednesday, Dec 14 at 7pm TPT 2
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    Thursday, Dec 15 at 1am TPT 2
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    Sunday, Dec 18 at 7pm TPT LIFE
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  • #3008 — Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo
    For thousands of years, wolves hunted buffalo across the vast North American plains until the westward settlement of the continent saw the virtual extinction of these vast herds and their eternal predators, the wolves. However, this ancient relationship was not lost altogether and continues uninterrupted in just one location -- on the northern edge of the continent's central plains in a place named Wood Buffalo National Park. Today the ancestors of those ancient buffalo and wolves still engage in epic life and death dramas across this northern land. Packs of wolves up to 30 strong hunt the largest land mammals on the continent -- buffalo. By getting to know a specific pack of wolves and the individuals that make up the pack, we get a sense of how these two animal species (wolves and buffalo) live together in what seems like a forgotten corner of the world.
    Wednesday, Dec 28 at 7pm TPT 2
    Thursday, Dec 29 at 1am TPT 2
  • #3011 — Legendary White Stallions
    This story of the world-famous Lipizzaner stallions focuses on the bond that develops between the horses and their caregivers, beginning at the moment of their birth and culminating in the perfect harmony between horse and rider demonstrated at the famous Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria. Their carefully choreographed movements were originally developed for the training of war horses; only the strongest and most athletic horses qualified. The Lipizzaner stallion is bred for its courage, strength and character, but the horse is also gentle, sensitive, and exceptionally responsive to praise.
    Wednesday, Dec 14 at 7pm TPT 2
    Thursday, Dec 15 at 1am TPT 2
    Sunday, Dec 18 at 7pm TPT LIFE
    Monday, Dec 19 at 1am TPT LIFE
  • #3104 — Meet The Coywolf
    The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf, is a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is taking over territories once roamed by wolves and slipping unnoticed into our cities. Its appearance is very recent -- within the last 90 years -- in evolutionary terms, a blip in time. Beginning in Canada but by no means ending there, the story of how it came to be is an extraordinary tale of how quickly adaptation and evolution can occur, especially when humans interfere. Tag along as scientists study this new top predator, tracking it from the wilderness of Ontario's Algonquin Park, through parking lots, alleys and backyards in Toronto all the way to the streets of New York City.
    Wednesday, Jan 4 at 7pm TPT 2
    Thursday, Jan 5 at 1am TPT 2
    Sunday, Jan 8 at 7pm TPT LIFE
    Monday, Jan 9 at 1am TPT LIFE
  • #3312 — Snow Chick
    From the filmmakers who brought viewers the spectacular 3-part miniseries, "Penguins: Spy in the Huddle," comes this intimate and incredible journey of one vulnerable and charismatic Emperor penguin chick, from the moment he emerges from the egg to the moment he leaves for the sea as a boisterous adolescent. His story begins with his father, who's left holding the baby through the long Antarctic winter while his mother is 50 miles away catching fish to feed him. Mom and Dad swap responsibilities until the chick is big enough to take his first steps. His new-found independence in this extraordinarily difficult and dangerous place is filled with humor and danger that will test his parents until the day he leaves them and makes the long trek to the sea without them to begin a life on his own.
    Wednesday, Dec 21 at 7pm TPT 2
    Thursday, Dec 22 at 1am TPT 2
    Sunday, Dec 25 at 7pm TPT LIFE
    Monday, Dec 26 at 1am TPT LIFE
  • #3406 — Snowbound: Animals of Winter
    Travel across the snow globe with wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan to meet animal survivors of winter, from the penguins of Antarctica to the Arctic fox and the bison of Yellowstone. Snow looks magical, but it's a harsh reality to these animals.
    New Wednesday, Jan 11 at 7pm TPT 2
    Thursday, Jan 12 at 1am TPT 2
    Sunday, Jan 15 at 7pm TPT LIFE
    Monday, Jan 16 at 1am TPT LIFE
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