ANIMALISTA

ANIMALISTA

Have you ever wondered what it's like to come face to face with nature's wildest?

Explore the wilderness and its habitants here.

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  • Bugs: Nature's Little Superheroes

    Ever wondered what would happen if there weren't those annoying little flies and bugs?

    Think insects are a pest? Think again. This visually stunning science documentary shows how these tiny geniuses can help us solve some of science’s biggest problems – from producing biofuel to killing drug-r...

  • Adventure Ocean Quest: The Giants of Rurutu

    Ever wondered how the different sea dwellers live among each other without constant massacres?

    Humpback whales have come back from the brink of extinction, but they are still difficult to approach in the water and their behaviour and vocalisations pose many unsolved questions. Dr. Michael Pool...

  • Adventure Ocean Quest: Shark Paradise of Polynesia

    Ever wondered how the different sea dwellers live among each other without constant massacres?

    French Polynesia’s great hammerhead sharks are extraordinarily shy animals and still pose many questions, not least where they go during their annual migration. Freediver Frederic Buyle and cameraman...

  • Adventure Ocean Quest: 24 Hours on the Reef

    Ever wondered how the different sea dwellers live among each other without constant massacres?

    The atoll of Fakarava in Polynesia is a true underwater paradise with an extraordinary diversity of wildlife. Frederic’s freediving mission here is very ambitious: he investigates the atoll’s 24-hour...

  • Ocean Stories III: Dolphins and Whales

    Have you ever imagined how you would feel being pulled by a dolphin through holding onto it's fin?

    Two Germans show their deep passion for the sea and its beautiful creatures.

    Ute Margreff lives on Ireland’s Atlantic coast, Florian Graner in the Puget Sound in the Northwest of the USA. Both...

  • Adventure Ocean Quest: White Sharks of Guadalupe

    Ever wondered how the different sea dwellers live among each other without constant massacres?

    The great white shark has a fearsome reputation and diving with them is definitely a risky business. But Frederic wants to show a different side of the infamous great white: Mexican scientist Dr. Mau...

  • Ocean Stories I: The Giant and The Phantom

    Have you ever imagined how tiny you would feel diving beside a sperm whale?

    Underwater film-maker Thomas Behrend tracks down the biggest and the rarest predators of the Mediterranean: sperm whales and monk seals.

    Sperm whales in the Mediterranean? Is the most popular holiday spot for German...

  • Ocean Stories II: Manatees and Molas

    Have you ever wondered how manatees look so cuddly and yet can be extremely aggressive?

    Underwater film-maker Thomas Behrend sets off in search of two mysterious giants of the ocean depths: Manatees and Molas.

    The ocean occupies more than two-thirds of our planet's surface, constituting an ...

  • Adventure Ocean Quest: Fragile Mediterranean

    Ever wondered how the different sea dwellers live among each other without constant massacres?

    Many of the Mediterranean’s coastal waters around harbour cities like Marseille were polluted mercilessly in the past, and much of the local reef life died. Now there is change in the air: pollution ...

  • Unsung Hero: The Horse in the Civil War

    Have you ever imagined how important horses were as a weapon back in the day?

    Unsung Hero presents the story of the millions of horses (and mules) that were used in all branches of both armies during the Civil War. It discusses how the horses were procured and trained for field use, how they w...

  • The Bear Whisperer Returns

    Ever wondered about the etiquette of meeting a grizzly bear - at your place?

    The Bear Whisperer Returns - Breaking and Entering
    A bear’s summer is all about food – packing on enough weight to make it through the next winter hibernation. In rare cases, bears in Mammoth Lakes will break into tr...

  • The Bear Whisperer Returns

    Ever wondered about the etiquette of meeting a grizzly bear - at your place?

    The Bear Whisperer Returns - You Bad Bear
    On this episode, three young bears show up in the town of Mammoth Lakes. The bears are the pre-teens of the bear world and they’re on their own without their mothers for the ...

  • The Bear Whisperer Returns

    Ever wondered about the etiquette of meeting a grizzly bear - at your place?

    The Bear Whisperer Returns - Big, Bad & Bold
    On this episode, the biggest of the black bears are rumbling into town. These big bears are non-stop eating machines who command the best habitats, the best feeding areas,...

  • The Bear Whisperer

    Ever wondered about the etiquette of meeting a grizzly bear - at your place?

    In a resort town where tourists and bears collide, it’s up to the Bear Whisperer to keep the peace. Journey to Mammoth Lakes, California, a community in a unique situation, as summer tourists arrive and so do black be...

  • Help! My House is a Zoo

    Have you ever wondered how your home would look like if you got all the pets you ever wanted?

    Featuring homes overrun by dogs, cats and other more unusual pets, Help! My House is a Zoo explores the wilder side of pet ownership. Join host Jasmine Harman and a team of animal welfare experts as t...

  • Austin Stevens Adventures: Episode 10

    Ever wondered how to react properly meeting a predator while wandering trough wilderness?

    Wildlife expert Austin Stevens goes to the furthest reaches of the globe to deliver out-of-this-world animal adventures.
    This time on Austin Stevens Adventures: Hoping to track down one of the world’s bi...

  • Austin Stevens Adventures: Episode 12

    Ever wondered how to react properly meeting a predator while wandering trough wilderness?

    Wildlife expert Austin Stevens goes to the furthest reaches of the globe to deliver out-of-this-world animal adventures.
    This time on Austin Stevens Adventures: Stalking Africa’s most dangerous mammal, A...

  • Austin Stevens Adventures: Episode 5

    Ever wondered how to react properly meeting a predator while wandering trough wilderness?

    Wildlife expert Austin Stevens goes to the furthest reaches of the globe to deliver out-of-this-world animal adventures.
    This time on Austin Stevens Adventures: Austin heads to northern Australia, determ...

  • Austin Stevens Adventures: Episode 3

    Ever wondered how to react properly meeting a predator while wandering trough wilderness?

    Wildlife expert Austin Stevens goes to the furthest reaches of the globe to deliver out-of-this-world animal adventures.
    This time on Austin Stevens Adventures: Austin explores the rugged landscapes of E...

  • Austin Stevens Adventures: Episode 2

    Ever wondered how to react properly meeting a predator while wandering trough wilderness?

    Wildlife expert Austin Stevens goes to the furthest reaches of the globe to deliver out-of-this-world animal adventures.
    This time on Austin Stevens Adventures: Austin is on a mission to find one of the ...

  • Austin Stevens Adventures: Episode 11

    Ever wondered how to react properly meeting a predator while wandering trough wilderness?

    Wildlife expert Austin Stevens goes to the furthest reaches of the globe to deliver out-of-this-world animal adventures .
    This time on Austin Stevens Adventures: Taking on one of his most difficult and d...

  • Austin Stevens Adventures: Episode 8

    Ever wondered how to react properly meeting a predator while wandering trough wilderness?

    Wildlife expert Austin Stevens goes to the furthest reaches of the globe to deliver out-of-this-world animal adventures.
    This time on Austin Stevens Adventures: Austin is in Sri Lanka searching for Asian...

  • Austin Stevens Adventures: Episode 7

    Ever wondered how to react properly meeting a predator while wandering trough wilderness?

    Wildlife expert Austin Stevens goes to the furthest reaches of the globe to deliver out-of-this-world animal adventures.
    This time on Austin Stevens Adventures: Austin travels to South Africa in search o...

  • Austin Stevens Adventures: Episode 4

    Ever wondered how to react properly meeting a predator while wandering trough wilderness?

    Wildlife expert Austin Stevens goes to the furthest reaches of the globe to deliver out-of-this-world animal adventures.

    This time on Austin Stevens Adventures: Austin ventures through Florida’s Evergl...