Big Cat Week
Feline fanatics everywhere, start your purring! Marvel at the grace, agility and allure of cougars, cheetahs, leopards, jaguars, lions and tigers, whose preservation is one of our most important missions.
The initiative supports conservation projects, education and economic incentive efforts and it is a global-awareness campaign.
Brain Games Special
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Hosted by wonder junkie and self-proclaimed “ideas DJ” Jason Silva. Brain Games reveals the Smart Science behind how your brain perceives the world. Jason and “the Gentleman Thief” Apollo Robbins size up the human brain with an intricate series of interactive experiments to see how easily the brain can be fooled. Top experts in the field of cognitive science, neuroscience and psychology explain the WHY behind the WOW.
In this 13-part successor to Carl Sagan’s groundbreaking series, we once again set sail for the stars. With astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson at the helm, COSMOS will dramatize never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge. We will venture to the new worlds that circle our suns, retrace our roots back to the hearts of distant stars, and travel across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale we know.
COSMOS is a transcendent experience, one that depicts the true nature of science, its emotion, its spirit, and its undeniable affect on all of us. Science is a pathway to the future and COSMOS will take us there.
DOCTOR VET: LOS ANGELES
In Los Angeles, three veterinarians from Mexico, Guatemala and Puerto Rico solve complex and dramatic cases working their best to bring health and happiness to animals in need of care and their Hispanic owners. Dogs, cats and even exotic animals like snakes and elephants - each patient poses a challenge to their skill, creativity and the emotions behind tending to these creatures while navigating the sprawling urban landscape of the City of Angels.
LIDER DE LA MANADA (Leader of the Pack)
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In Spain, every five minutes, a dog is left without a home. Every year, more than a hundred thousand dogs are abandoned by their owners. Sixteen hundred of them are put down. World famous dog behaviorist César Millán comes to Spain in order to lead a crusade that will change their lives. He has only one thing in mind, to secure them a successful adoption! His mission: to rehabilitate stray dogs in order to help them find a new home and to train humans in order to help them become a true leader of the pack!
To do so, renowned dog trainer César Millán applies all his knowledge and expertise so that dogs and humans can find the ideal friend. But it won’t be easy, because both the animals and their future owners have a long way to go in order to achieve a perfect union. The dogs come from checkered pasts, with serious abandonment issues and behavioral problems, and they urgently need rehabilitation.
But not only the animals need César’s help, as potential owners have their own issues, from rebellious adolescents who need as much or more discipline than their future companions, to big families who will have to put their house in order before receiving a new member, to people who have been advised to get a dog for physical or emotional reasons, to celebrities with unique and flamboyant personalities that the only thing they know is that they wish to adopt a dog!
Each one-hour episode features two stories, two cases in which César will have to use his skills both with the dogs and the human beings, rehabilitating the former and training the latter, in order to prepare them for a relationship that will change their lives forever. One of these stories will feature a celebrity who is willing to adopt a dog or give one out for adoption.
PLANETA NAT GEO
Planeta Nat Geo runs Weekends / Daytime and Thursdays / Primetime and includes the amazing library of natural history programming that National Geographic is famous for, featuring shows with extraordinary animal feats and valuable lessons about the state of the planet. Destination Wild is Planeta Nat Geo.
Extraordinarias hazañas animales y valiosas lecciones sobre el estado del planeta.
The Incredible Dr. Pol
With more than 19,000 patients, Dr. Pol has seen it all. Specializing in large farm animals, this senior is anything but retiring as he takes an old school, no-nonsense approach to veterinary medicine. Unflappable and unstoppable, this Doc routinely puts in 14-hour days and is a legend in the community. In this new series, we’ll travel with him across rural Michigan to care for every family pet and head of livestock in need of his expertise.