Birds at Play and Birds of Prey

Dec 6, 2017

7pm PENGUIN HOSPITAL - Nature Documentary

The documentary PENGUIN HOSPITAL introduces viewers to Africa's only penguin species and the Penguin A&E workers who keep them healthy. These bubbly birds, which live in Cape Town, one of the busiest cities in South Africa, cause chaos wherever they waddle. Their interactions with humans and beasts threaten their future, but fortunately, a team of dedicated heroes step in to ensure their survival.

 

 

Located in Cape Town, South Africa, Penguin A&E (Accident and Emergency) rescues more than 1,500 penguins every year, and the team works 24 hours a day to provide care and medical assistance. Each episode finds hospital workers facing new challenges, from shark bites, fish hooks, and fleas, to long-term recuperation and release. No two penguins are alike, and their stories of survival are as unique as the individuals who have made it a life mission to provide for them.

8pm NATURE - Documentary    

H is for Hawk - After the unexpected death of her photojournalist father, Helen Macdonald overcame her grief by training an adult goshawk.

Helen Macdonald’s international best-selling book H Is for Hawk told the story of a grieving daughter who found healing after her father’s death, in the form of a goshawk named Mabel.  The goshawk is one of Mother Nature’s own fighter jets, capable of finding and killing its prey with the speed of a lightning bolt.  For the first time since Mabel’s death, Macdonald tries again to train Lupin, another one of these secretive birds of prey, and intimately explores the family life of her wild counterparts in the Northern English forests.

   

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