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Wildness Wednesdays June 2021
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Nature Wilderness Wednesdays

Look us up on Wednesdays in June for critters of all kinds, for all kinds of WTVP people.

Nature
Life at the Waterhole 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 7 PM 

Learn how rain transforms the area into a lush grazing pasture, creating an abundance of food. Moderate weather makes it harder for predators, as prey can migrate farther. With plenty of food available, mating and birthing seasons have arrived.

 

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 06/02/2021 @ 7 PM
Life at the Waterhole

Explore the daily drama as African wildlife flock to a manmade waterhole with cameras.

Untamed 
WEDNESDAY, 10 PM (EXCEPT ON JUNE 9)  
 

Untamed is an up-close look at how injured, sick and displaced wild animals — from black bears and eagles to turtles, opossums and vultures — are rehabilitated at the Wildlife Center of Virginia and returned to the wild. Host Ed Clark co-founded the Wildlife Center, a leading teaching and research hospital for conservation medicine that diagnoses and rehabilitates nearly 3,000 wild animals each year. The series' informative experts and charming animals foster understanding and appreciation for wildlife.

 

Bears 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 10 PM 

Ed Clark and the staff of the Wildlife Center of Virginia show us what it takes to prepare orphaned bear cubs to be returned to the wild.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 06/02/2021 @ 10 PM

 

Turtles 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 10 PM 

Turtles have been around since the age of dinosaurs, but Ed and the Wildlife Center staff explain the unique challenges facing turtles today.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 06/16/2021 @ 10 PM

 

Owls 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 10 PM 

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about these amazing nocturnal predators with Ed and the rest of the staff at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 06/23/2021 @ 10 PM

 

Opossums 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 10 PM 

Opossums are America's only marsupial and while they may not be the cuddliest critters, they are an evolutionary wonder.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 06/30/2021 @ 10 PM

Nature: 
Equus 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9 & 16, 7 PM 

Travel around the world with anthropologist Niobe Thompson to uncover the history of mankind’s relationship with the horse. Discover the habits and biology of these majestic animals and ride along with the world’s last nomadic tribe. 

 

Origins
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 7 PM 

Explore the fascinating evolutionary journey of the horse, from its tiny forest-dwelling ancestor called the Dawn Horse to the modern steed. Encounter scientists unlocking the genetic basis of horsepower and decoding their emotional intelligence.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 06/09/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Fri, 06/11/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Fri, 06/11/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sun, 06/13/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sun, 06/13/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Mon, 06/14/2021 @ 7 AM

 

 

Chasing the Wind
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 7 PM 

Discover how humans have partnered with the horse throughout the centuries, creating more than 400 breeds, from the Yakutian Horse to the Arab Horse, found all around the world.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 06/16/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Fri, 06/18/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Fri, 06/18/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sun, 06/13/2021 @ 7:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Mon, 06/14/2021 @ 8:30 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Mon, 06/14/2021 @ 12:30 AM

Official Preview: Equus "Story of the Horse"

Travel around the world to uncover the history of mankind’s relationship with the horse.

Inside NATURE – Cuba's Wild Revolution

Cuba piqued the interest of filmmakers who hoped to capture the widely unknown island.

Nature: 
Cuba’s Wild Revolution 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 7 PM 

In the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, Cuba is an island teeming with exotic biodiversity: from coral reefs pulsating with life to five-foot-long Cuban rock iguanas. As international relations thaw, what will become of this wildlife sanctuary?

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 06/23/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Thu, 06/24/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Fri, 06/25/2021 @ 4 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Sun, 06/27/2021 @ 12 AM

Nature: 
The Bat Man of Mexico 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 7 PM 

An ecologist tracks the lesser long-nosed bat’s epic migration across Mexico, braving hurricanes, snakes, Mayan tombs and seas of cockroaches, in order to save the species and the tequila plants they pollinate.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 06/30/2021 @ 7 PM

 

Preview of The Bat Man of Mexico

Meet Mexico’s very own ‘Bat Man,’ an ecologist dedicating his life to saving bats.