Tune In For The Wildest Night Of The Week! Mondays On WLRN-TV!

Apr 24, 2014

Starting at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 28, you will be inspired by a night of nature! Take an intimate look into the lives of wild mule deer, visit the Iguacu Waterfalls on the borders of Brazil and Argentina, then observe India's most charismatic big cat deep inside the Indian jungle.

Nature: Touching The Wild (8:00 pm)

Above: Joe Hutto wearing Stetson and stroking mule deer neck. Deer with head turned looking away from Joe. Canyon rock in background. Riverton area, Wyoming
Credit Courtesy of ©THIRTEEN Productions LLC

Joe Hutto’s idea of research is anything but normal, dedicating seven years of his life to becoming a wild mule deer. The herd would ordinarily run from any human but, incredibly, these keenly intelligent animals come to regard this stranger as one of their own. Accepted by the matriarch, he walks among them, is even groomed by them, and can lie with a pregnant doe talking to its unborn fawns. As he crosses the species divide Joe is tapping into a new understanding about these elusive animals, literally entering a deer society. The captivating joy he feels for his new family is nothing short of infectious, but this human predator also learns to see the world from the point of view of prey – and it’s an experience that will ultimately rock him to his very core; sharing their world so personally finally takes a toll that sends him back to his own kind.

Wild! Megafalls of Iguaco (9:00 pm)

Wild! Megafalls of Iguacu

One of the most amazing wonders on earth, the Iguacu Waterfall, sits in the middle of lush damp rainforest on the borders of Brazil and Argentina.  It is one of the most spectacular secrets of the natural world. Over one and a half miles long - nearly three times the size of Niagara - with up to 300 individual waterfalls - this is a one hour special on a place like no other, where enough water flows over the edges every day to supply the city of London for more than a year - this is the Iguaçu Waterfall.

The story follows animals native to this Atlantic rainforest habitat, including kamikaze-like swifts that live behind and fly through the thundering masses of falling water, as well as spotted jaguars and a family of coatis. The film also shows the struggle of park rangers to defend this threatened reserve from opportunistic exploitation.

Tiger-Spy in the Jungle (10:00 pm)

Tiger-Spy in the Jungle

This new three-part series will uncover the secrets of the wilderness. In the first episode, for the first time, cameras film tiger cubs just a few days old as they tumble from a den and are returned, cradled in their mother’s huge jaws. As they grow into engaging, playful young cubs, many of the other jungle creatures are revealed. At this vulnerable young age they are prey for almost anything but this is also when life is at its most idyllic.