Starting at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 21, tune into a night of natural wonders! Discover Attenborough’s favorite moments on Nature, take an intimate look at the Iberian lynx, and then watch the story of wolves and the threat of reintroduction in the American West.
Nature: Attenborough’s Life Stories: Fragile Planet (8:00 pm)
For over half a century, Richard Attenborough has been at the forefront of natural history filmmaking, witnessing an unparalleled period of change in our planet’s history. His first-hand accounts offer a unique perspective on the natural world. In this final episode, Attenborough reflects on the dramatic impact that we have had on the natural world during his lifetime.
Wild! Spain’s Last Lynx (9:00 pm)
The Iberian lynx is on the brink of extinction. These majestic predators are top of the food chain in a land where hungry eyes are always watching. The threats of hunting have reduced their population to less than 200. This film gives us an intimate view of this most gracious of predators.
Return of the Wolves: The Next Chapter (10:00 pm)
It’s been nearly 20 years since wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park and parts of Idaho, and placed on the endangered species list. At the time, advocates said wolves were a vital link in the natural ecosystem. Returning the park’s premier natural predator would help control Yellowstone’s surplus elk and bison population. Worried about the effect of wolves on their livelihoods, ranchers and hunters protested the reintroduction, some even filing lawsuits. The discussion became heated to the point of threatened violence. This documentary explores both sides of the heated issue and examines the role of the wolf in Yellowstone, the West and the Southwest.