Calgary Zoo Feeling Economic Pressure

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Lanthier, a veterinarian and walrus researcher who took the helm in Calgary two years ago, says the cancellation of the polar bears exhibit might please some animal-rights extremists, but the reality is a blow to Canada's white bears. Lanthier doesn't hide his contempt for animal rights groups who lash out, without considering the role zoos play in conservation. We need to ask them, what have they done for research, conservation; what have they done for those animals?"

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Penguin Palooza on Nat Geo WILD

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Narrated by Queen Latifah, Arctic Tale is the coming of age story of a walrus pup and polar bear cub as they fight for survival in the Arctic wilderness. Armed with only their natural instinct and mothers’ guidance, these animals face countless challenges in a rapidly melting icebound world. Photo Credit: © Argus Collection. Penguin lovers rejoice! This weekend is Penguin Palooza on Nat Geo WILD! This weekend you will be able to enjoy shows about penguins almost all weekend long.

Disneynature Earth Q&A

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Disneynature’s first film, Earth , which comes out on Earth Day (April 22,2009), follows three animal families across the globe. My question is, what was your favorite animal to film? When you see a dying male polar bear and you’ve been with that animal for a long time, it is hard. Are you supposed to shoot a walrus? It’s a beautiful film by the same directors that brought us the Planet Earth series.