Normally animal shelters are the last refuge for unfortunate creatures. But in Namibia, Southern Africa, there is a different kind of shelter: a ten thousand hectare orphanage - a haven for wildanimals. The residents are rather exotic- lions, baboons and cheetahs. The two-legged stars of the series are the volunteers.
Since the 1970's, sea lion populations have declined more than 80% along the North Pacific coast. Scientists at the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Aquarium are working together to help save Canada’s iconic and largest pinniped – the stellar sea lion. To help understand why their numbers are dropping, researchers work with the highly intelligent mammals at a unique floating laboratory.
Glen Garriff offers sanctuary to its fifty lions from South Africa’s shocking canned hunting industry; a rescued lion arrives at Glen Garriff, unsettling some of the other lions and creating more prob-lems; Andi hits the road to plan a tourist experience that could generate much needed income for the reserve; and game hunters pay a visit to Glen Garriff.
Little Penguins are the smallest penguin in the world and are the only species that live and breed in Australia. This documentary focuses on the penguin colony that live on Western Australia's, Penguin Island. The island's Discovery Centre houses a small group of rescued penguins, which have either been injured, orphaned or abandoned as chicks. Australian Penguins gives an insight into their amazing stories of survival and all the funny things this group of Little Penguins get up to.
This touching film follows two bear twins from defenseless babies to cheeky 60-kilo teenagers. The two cubs, abandoned by their mother, would surely have perished – if their new mother, Vaclav, had not adopted them. It’s a story about two - or three! - extraordinary characters that manage, despite their differences, to share the same path.