Spy on The Ice

Nov 8, 2017

7pm POLAR BEAR: Spy on the Ice - Nature Documentary 

Polar bears are deemed by many to be the most charismatic and elusive bears of all. Filmed in the Arctic islands of Svalbard, Norway this beautiful program gets closer than ever before to the world's greatest land predator with the help of Icebergcam, Blizzardcam and Snowballcam. Backed up by Snowcam and Driftcam, these camouflaged cameras reveal the extraordinary curiosity and intelligence of the polar bear. 

 

The cameras are just a breath away when two sets of cubs emerge from winter maternity dens. They also capture the moment when the sea-ice breaks away from the island in the spring. As one set of mother and cubs journey across the drifting ice in search of seals, the other is marooned on the island with very little food. How they cope with their different fates is captured in revelatory close-up detail. As the film captures its intimate portrait of polar bears' lives, it reveals how their intelligence and curiosity help them cope in a world of shrinking ice. 

8pm NATURE - Documentary 

Naledi with Abu Camp Elephant Manager Wellington Jana. Abu Camp, Botswana.
Credit PBS

NALEDI: One Little Elephant - Born inside a sanctuary in the wilderness of Botswana, Naledi the baby elephant loses her mother and faces the world alone. It is now up to a devoted team of caretakers and researchers to urge Naledi to survive and help find her place in the herd.

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