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Bird of the Year?

1/14/2019
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QUICK BITES: Can the critically endangered kaki, or black stilt, win New Zealand’s Bird of the Year contest? If a Tinder profile can’t help set the votes on fire, we’re not sure what will.

Duration:00:03:29

Tiger vs. Elephant

1/7/2019
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QUICK BITES: Tiger cubs on their first hunting expedition took down 20 cows in one go. The villagers called for help and Wildlife Trust of India answered, which led to a mama tiger vs. elephant showdown.

Duration:00:03:28

Encore Episode: How to Milk a Giant Anteater

12/31/2018
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QUICK BITES: Dr. Julie Barnes bravely takes on the task of avoiding the six-inch, razor-sharp claws of a mama anteater at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Milking a cow is pretty tame compared to this.

Duration:00:03:29

Encore Episode: Andre Bauma Speaks Gorilla

12/24/2018
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QUICK BITES/LIVE SHOW! Is there really a man who can speak the language of gorillas? Ranger Andre Bauma knows.

Duration:00:03:29

Baby Beluga

12/17/2018
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Carrie Goertz, Director of Animal Health at Alaska SeaLife Center, describes the rescue and care of a male baby beluga whale. He’s not a fan of helicopter rides OR late feedings...what a baby!

Duration:00:03:29

Bird Brains

12/10/2018
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QUICK BITES: These "horribly intelligent" birds play monkey-see, monkey-do when training the younger generation. Lucy Kemp explains the ground hornbill method of mentoring young birds for reintroduction into the wild.

Duration:00:03:29

Rain Birds

12/3/2018
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QUICK BITES: Don’t let those long eyelashes fool you into thinking these birds are shy…ground hornbills have no qualms about killing snakes and can predict the weather, too. Lucy Kemp, Project Manager of the Mabula Ground Hornbill Project, will make you fall in love with these big birds.

Duration:00:03:28

P22: Hollywood Cougar

11/26/2018
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Encore Broadcast: We are thankful that the Griffith Park Cougar, P22, survived the recent wildfires in Southern California. We teamed up Beth Pratt-Bergstrom of the National Wildlife Federation with improvisational comedians Kelley Holden-Bashar and Stephen Kearin for an IMPROVology show live on stage at the beautiful Santa Barbara Zoo. Enjoy this encore presentation of a P22-themed episode from 2017.

Duration:00:17:55

Cheetah Re-Wilding

11/19/2018
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Laurie Marker explains how re-wilding orphaned cheetahs means taking a “pissy, spitty” animal from “I hate you” to “goodbye.”

Duration:00:03:29

Cheetah Mama

11/12/2018
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QUICK BITES: When a mama cheetah needs to feed her hungry cubs, her to-do list is very specific: climb a tree to spot prey, dash off at speeds up to 70 mph, take ‘em down with a knife-like claw. Dinner is served.

Duration:00:03:28

Grizzly Tizzy

11/5/2018
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QUICK BITES: They want your attention 100% of the time, smash things, and yell at their siblings. Meet 9-month-old grizzly cub orphans Hawthorne and Huckleberry.

Duration:00:03:29

Lizard Lounging

10/29/2018
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Elderly lizards get arthritis, too. When a Komodo dragon really needs to relax and loosen those joints, a massage therapist kneads out the kinks.

Duration:00:03:28

Night Hunters

10/22/2018
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QUICK BITES: Mary Wykstra, founder of Action for Cheetahs, describes the excitement of a cheetah hunt. Vervet monkeys may disagree.

Duration:00:03:29

Man-Eaters of the Sundarbans, part 3

10/15/2018
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QUICK BITES: “The world can’t be whole without predators,” says Sy Montgomery. She tells more tales from the magical mangrove forests of the Sundarbans, where tigers can fly and become invisible.

Duration:00:03:28

Man-Eaters of the Sundarbans, Part 2

10/8/2018
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QUICK BITES: Most tigers want to be left alone, and don’t like the taste of humans. But hundreds of people disappear each year from the protected forests of India and Bangladesh—from tigers said to have "supernatural" behaviors.

Duration:00:03:29

Man-Eaters of the Sundarbans

10/1/2018
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QUICK BITES: What do YOU do when you’re in a bad mood? These tigers eat people. Sy Montgomery’s study of tigers in the Bay of Bengal reveals the balance of nature and myth.

Duration:00:03:28

Dog Recruiter

9/24/2018
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QUICK BITES: The job description is clear: candidates must be friendly, able to navigate wobbly surfaces, and devoted to toys. Can’t make the cut? Kirsten Fulk’s got a place for you.

Duration:00:03:29

Croc Doc

9/11/2018
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QUICK BITES: Why would anyone use a Super Soaker to flush the stomach of a 12-foot-long wild crocodile? Dr. Marisa Tellez, aka the "Croc Doc," enlightens us.

Duration:00:03:29

The Orangutan Project

9/4/2018
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QUICK BITES: Well, Dr. Cheryl Knott, "urine" luck...analyzing orangutan waste does produce a wealth of valuable information about these endangered animals.

Duration:00:03:29

True or False?

8/21/2018
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Professional animal trainer Barbara Heidenreich shares her experience helping orphaned orangutans in Indonesia, while improv comedians relate their own experiences training animals. Who’s telling the truth?

Duration:00:07:27