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Wildlife Wednesday | December 2021
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It may be cold outside, but Wednesdays are teeming with wildlife on WTVP in December. Watch and learn about Chinese monkeys, American alligators, reindeer, backyard bees, the threat of global climate change and more, all from the warmth and comfort of home. 

Preview of My Garden of a Thousand Bees

Discover the diverse species and personalities of bees who live in a British urban garden.

NATURE: 
MY GARDEN OF A THOUSAND BEES
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 7 PM

A story of surprise and revelation. A wildlife cameraman spends his time during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown filming the bees in his urban garden and discovers the many diverse species and personalities that exist in this insect family.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/08/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/12/2021 @ 2:30 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 10/20/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sun, 12/05/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sun, 12/05/2021 @ 11 PM

Monster Bee Defends his Territory and his Mate

Don't mess with this male Wool Carder bee.

Bee Mating Ritual Caught on Camera

In the "bee highway," male bees search for female bees to mate with.

Busy Bee Builds an Intricate Fortress

Nothing can get into this bee's self-made fortress of a shell and sticks.

NATURE: 
SANTA'S WILD HOME
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 7 PM

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, great gray owls, wolverines, eagles, wolves, musk oxen, brown bears and more.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/15/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/17/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/19/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sun, 12/13/2020 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sun, 12/13/2020 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Mon, 12/14/2020 @ 7 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sun, 12/19/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sun, 12/19/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Mon, 12/20/2021 @ 7 AM

Preview of Santa's Wild Home

Journey to Lapland, where tales of Santa Claus mingle with hearty wildlife.

Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La - Preview

Premieres April 29, 2015 at 8/7c on PBS. Check your local listings.

NATURE: 
MYSTERY MONKEYS OF SHANGRI-LA
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 7 PM

Representing the meticulous and ambitious work of an all-Chinese film company led by award-winning filmmaker, Xi Zhinong, this spectacular film is the true story of a family of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living in the highest forests in the world.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/22/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/24/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/26/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sun, 12/26/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sun, 12/26/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Mon, 12/27/2021 @ 7 AM

EARTH EMERGENCY
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 7 PM

Explore how environmental feedback loops are amplifying global warming and what we can do about it. Narrated by Richard Gere, this revealing film asks whether we are approaching a point of no return or if we have the will and vision to act now.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/29/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/31/2021 @ 3 AM
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ALIVE! IN AMERICA'S DELTA: 
ALLIGATOR: KING OF THE BAYOU
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 10 PM

The American alligator is the largest reptile in North America. They are so plentiful that they’re hunted for their meat and hides. But for a period of time, beginning in the early 1960s, Louisiana’s alligator population was in steep decline. Louisiana has instituted one of the world's most successful wildlife conservation projects!

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/29/2021 @ 10 PM