Nature

White Falcon, White Wolf

Season 26, Episode 1 of 13

On Canada's remote Ellesmere Island, where June is spring, July is summer and August is already autumn, the race is on for two remarkable species to raise their families. The white gyr falcon is enormous, the largest and most powerful falcon in the world. Yet last summer, the nesting falcon pair here failed to raise any young. The rare Arctic wolves rely on every member of the pack to chase and bring down the prey that keeps them alive. Last year was good to them, and they raised three cubs. But for the wolves and the falcons, as well for as the snowy owls, musk oxen, lemmings, Arctic foxes and hares who share this fragile ecosystem with them, fortunes are always precarious.

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10/26/2008
7 p.m.
11/2/2008
noon
1/7/2010
8 p.m.
1/8/2010
1 a.m.
1/16/2011
7 p.m.
1/17/2011
1 a.m.
12/21/2011
8 p.m.
12/22/2011
1 a.m.
12/24/2011
3 p.m.
12/25/2011
7 a.m.
12/30/2011
noon
12/30/2011
8 p.m.
12/31/2011
3 a.m.
12/31/2011
11 a.m.
8/4/2012
3 p.m.
4/2/2014
8 p.m.
4/3/2014
1 a.m.
4/5/2014
4 p.m.
4/7/2014
noon
4/7/2014
1 p.m.
4/7/2014
8 p.m.
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