Monday Nights Are Wild On WLRN-TV!

Apr 3, 2014

Starting at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 7, tune in for David Attenborough’s journey back to Borneo, followed by the dramatic lives of two baby porpoises, then enjoy a colorful journey through Australia’s Island Arks.

Nature: Attenborough’s Life Stories- Life On camera (8:00 p.m.)

David Attenborough with filming equipment in Sabah, Borneo.
Credit Photo Credit: © Adam Scott 2011

Wildlife filmmaker David Attenborough revisits key places and events in his 60-year career. In Borneo, he muses about filming on a pile of guano in a bat cave and how to catch a Komodo dragon. He also reflects on how technological breakthroughs have increased the understanding of the natural world, including advancements in underwater photography, the invention of the infrared film camera, remote-control cameras, time-lapse photography and digital slow-motion cameras.

Wild! Porpoises In Peril (9:00 p.m.)

Porpoises in Peril

Porpoises are the smallest members of the whale family and are quite distinct from dolphins. The most obvious visible difference between the two groups is that porpoises have shorter beaks and flattened spade-shaped teeth.  In this hour of Wild, viewers will follow the struggles of two babies on opposite sides of the world and witness their dramatic lives.

Wild Australasia: Island Arks (10:00 p.m.)

38 species of birds of paradise live in the forests of New Guinea. The males are richly colored with flamboyant feathers and perform the most amazing courtship displays, none more spectacular than the Raggiana.

Over many millions of years Australia has spawned a fabulous variety of islands dotted across the Pacific. From New Guinea, through New Britain and Lord Howe Island to New Caledonia and New Zealand, they stretch from the equator to the sub-Antarctic. All are in some way related to Australia but each has its own distinct character and unique wildlife. Island Arks is a colorful journey of exploration, uncovering unique wildlife and spectacular landscapes.