An Evening of Nature's "Wolves"

An Evening of Nature's "Wolves"

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Pictured: Kit hanging on. Haines, AK.

Credit: Courtesy of Gianna Savoie

The wolves of Yellowstone, the wolves of Chernobyl´╗┐, and, of course, wolverines. You'll find them all tonight on WXXI World.

The evening of Nature programming begins at 7 p.m. with Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves followed by Radioactive Wolves at 8 p.m. and finally, Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom at 10 p.m., Monday, February 6  on WXXI World (DT21.2/cable 524)´╗┐.

Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves´╗┐

What happens when two great predators come face to face in Yellowstone? The grizzly and the wolf - they couldn't be more different. The bear is a loner, ranging far and wide in search of a rich variety of resources. The wolf hunts to survive and finds its strength in speed and teamwork. Their strategies have taken them to the very top of Yellowstone, and it's no simple matter when they meet. 

Radioactive Wolves´╗┐

The historic nuclear accident at Chernobyl is now 25 years old. Filmmakers and scientists set out to document the lives of the packs of wolves and other wildlife thriving in the ÔÇťdead zoneÔÇŁ that still surrounds the remains of the reactor.

Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom´╗┐

Its name stirs images of the savage, the untamable. Legend paints it as a solitary, blood-thirsty killer that roams the icy heart of the frozen north, taking down prey as large as moose, crushing bones to powder with its powerful jaws. This film will take viewers into the secretive world of the largest and least-known member of the weasel family to reveal who this dynamic little devil truly is. Hard-wired to endure an environment of scarcity, the wolverine is one of the most efficient and resourceful carnivores on Earth.´╗┐