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THIRTEEN’s ‘Nature’ Highlights New Wildlife Behavior and Rescue Stories in Season 39 Beginning October 21 on PBS

THIRTEEN’s ‘Nature’ Highlights New Wildlife Behavior and Rescue Stories in Season 39 Beginning October 21 on PBS

THIRTEEN’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series Nature premieres new episodes Wednesdays at 8 p.m. beginning October 21 on PBSpbs.org/nature, and the PBS Video app. Season 39 starts with Pandas: Born to be Wild, which follows two Chinese cinematographers as they trek through the steep trails of the Qinling Mountains to catch a glimpse of wild pandas and learn more about the startling new behaviors of one of the world’s most endangered animals.

From Australia to Africa to the Alps, Nature‘s 39th season travels the globe to film never-before-seen animal behavior alongside crucial conservation stories of at-risk species. Experience from your screen the wildlife across the globe, from pumas in the Patagonian Andes to sharks around the volcanoes of Hawaii, to ibexes in the European Alps. Witness the grueling, emotional volunteer efforts to rescue wildlife survivors from Australia’s devastating bushfires earlier this year. A three-part series on the primate family delves deeper into lesser-known species, such as the slow loris and the tarsier than ever before. Nature gets in the holiday spirit with a trip to Lapland, a region in northern Finland, the fabled land of Santa Claus and actual home of reindeer, wolverines, bears, and more.

Season 39 documentaries include:

Nature: Pandas: Born to be Wild (Season 39 premiere)
Premieres Wednesday, October 21 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/nature and the PBS Video app

Unlock the mysteries of wild pandas whose counterparts in captivity are known for their gentle image. Journey through the steep Qinling Mountains with filmmakers, scientists and rangers to witness pandas’ startling courtship and aggressive behavior.

Nature: Australian Bushfire Rescue
Premieres Wednesday, October 28 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/nature and the PBS Video app

Meet the people rescuing and caring for the animal survivors of Australia’s devastating bushfires. Iconic species such as koalas, kangaroos and wombats face a series of hurdles to recover from their trauma. The film is a follow-up to a series of digital shorts produced by Nature that captured the immediate aftermath of the fires and relief efforts.

Nature: Primates (three-part miniseries)
Premieres Wednesdays, November 4-18 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/nature and the PBS Video app

Get to know the many species of primates, from the popular chimpanzee and gorilla, to more obscure species such as the snub-nosed monkey, the slow loris, the tarsier and many others.

Nature: Santa’s Wild Home
Premieres Wednesday, November 25 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/nature and the PBS Video app

Get an intimate look at the wildlife of Lapland, a region in northern Finland, the fabled home of Santa Claus and actual home of reindeer, wolverines, eagles, wolves, brown bears and more.

Nature: The Alps (two-part miniseries)
Premieres Winter/Spring 2021 on PBSpbs.org/nature and the PBS Video app

Explore Europe’s majestic mountain range, where plants and animals brave extreme seasonal fluctuations and treacherous natural disasters.

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Nature: Pumas (w.t.)
Premieres Winter/Spring 2021 on PBSpbs.org/nature and the PBS Video app

Travel to the mountains of Chile to discover the secrets of the puma, the area’s biggest and most elusive predator.

Nature: Big Bend (w.t.)Premieres Winter/Spring 2021 on PBSpbs.org/nature and the PBS Video app

Roam the Wild West frontier land of the Rio Grande’s Big Bend alongside its iconic animals, including Black bears, rattlesnakes and scorpions.  

Nature: Sharks in Hawaii (w.t.) 
Premieres Winter/Spring 2021 on PBSpbs.org/nature and the PBS Video app

Nature is a production of THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET and PBS. Fred Kaufman is Executive Producer. Bill Murphy is Series Producer. Janet Hess is Series Editor. Danielle Steinberg is Digital Content & Strategy Lead.

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