NATURE: Fortress of the Bears DVD

$19.99
Item #: WA8222
Part of the massive Tongass National Forest, Admiralty Island in Southeast Alaska supports the largest concentration of bears anywhere in the world. Sustained by a wealth of salmon streams, isolated and protected by their environment, some 1,700 Alaskan brown bears are part of a unique circle of life that has played out here for centuries. (SDHProducer: Janet Hess, Shane Moore ... More
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Part of the massive Tongass National Forest, Admiralty Island in Southeast Alaska supports the largest concentration of bears anywhere in the world. Sustained by a wealth of salmon streams, isolated and protected by their environment, some 1,700 Alaskan brown bears are part of a unique circle of life that has played out here for centuries. (SDH

Producer: Janet Hess, Shane Moore
Executive Producer: Fred Kaufman
Production Company: National Geographic; WNET; Thirteen
Production Year: 2012
Copyright Year: 2011
Director: Nature
Narrator: Chris Morgan
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
DVI: Y
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Maureen
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Loved It!
Review by Maureen on 07/17/20 review stating Loved It!
Great Show. Must Watch!
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Waits W.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Only a few get this type of OPPORTUNITY
Review by Waits W. on 07/17/20 review stating Only a few get this type of OPPORTUNITY
One of the best wildlife/nature documentary that has been produced. Has a person omitted to not liking this story ? I hope not....I benefitted so much and gleemed a lot of information about the inner circle of the animal kingdom . Do not hesitate to add this to your library. A great asset for anyone.
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Avocet7
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Not your usual turkey
Review by Avocet7 on 07/17/20 review stating Not your usual turkey
Of the several My Life as ... presentations, I found this one the most powerful because who wouldve thought this is what theyre actually like?!? The premise of the film, and the others of this series, that animals are of their species but also individuals that add to it is very well illustrated.
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Griff
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Students Need to Know
Review by Griff on 07/17/20 review stating Students Need to Know
I teach an Environmental Literature class at UL Lafayette and use Radioactive Wolves DVD that I purchased with my own funds to give my students a broader lesson about nuclear accidents. Chernobyl was an inexcusable tragedy, but the film shows how we can all learn from it. I use it to teach them hope for their own futures that will include wildlife, clean energy, and a better way to live.
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Hawaiian W.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A Moving Story
Review by Hawaiian W. on 07/17/20 review stating A Moving Story
A fascinating look at wild turkeys. There are moments of great tenderness and a shocking ending.
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None
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Talking Turkey
Review by None on 07/17/20 review stating Talking Turkey
Educational and touching
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Missy's M.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Raccoons Rule!
Review by Missy's M. on 07/17/20 review stating Raccoons Rule!
This video gave me a lot of good information about raccoons, their evolution, their behavior, the secret life they have in the dark of night, and how very clever they are. I especially enjoyed watching their night time behavior, something I could only imagine before I bought the video. I have been tending a youth to adult raccoon who has come to me every night at dusk to eat the cats leftover food for more than a year now. She was a little runt with a slight limp and some hair pulled out of her back when she first arrived, but she was so bright eyed and bushy tailed as she showed up night after night I could not resist her. When I began to bring the food out to her, she showed me that she wanted to eat behind a tree so no one would bother her. When she had babies under the house this spring she bossed, fought with and gained control over all the other raccoons that came around. A slight growl from her and everyone behaves especially her babies. I have watched her and interacted with her all this time wondering, is this how they are, is this what they do? Finally the answers were in this video which I gave myself for Christmas. If you are interested in these little guys, this is the best information you can find. Now when I meet Missy and her babies for dinner and I sing their special song to call them, I tell her, thank you for letting me make you and yours a little bit smarter and doing my part towards the evolutionary success of Raccoon Nation.
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Jammer
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Amazing footage
Review by Jammer on 07/17/20 review stating Amazing footage
Very informative and educational and the footage is absolutely amazing!! If I ever was stuck with wild turkey eggs or wild turkey poults, I would know exactly what to do to help them survive!! I saw this on PBS first and loved it so much I decided to buy it!!
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Dancingvalley
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
We have Raccoons in my area
Review by Dancingvalley on 07/17/20 review stating We have Raccoons in my area
I wanted to learn more about their behavior since they are able to break into my garbage cans by removing the bungie cords that were there to keep them out---I didnt realize there were so many in Chicago and NYC.
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Nina B.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
My Lifw as a Turkey
Review by Nina B. on 07/17/20 review stating My Lifw as a Turkey
Very Emotional but very informative. I had my eyes peeled and nailed on the TV set. I also symphatized with the author when he said his heart was broken when at the end those chicks then adult turkeys disappeared at the end. What a beautiful presentation!!!
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Runs L.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Bears and Salmon
Review by Runs L. on 07/17/20 review stating Bears and Salmon
In general, I always enjoy the Nature series on PBS. This was no exception. I have visited SE Alaska and the photography here is beautiful. The DVD captured the atmosphere of wildness and the intricate balance of life that is the essence of this wonderful place.
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Host M.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Nature: My Life As A Turkey
Review by Host M. on 07/17/20 review stating Nature: My Life As A Turkey
There are certain things that touch your heart, then there are things that touch your soul...superb endeavor, simple but an extraordinary experience. Loved it.
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Grandma P.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
FABULOUS
Review by Grandma P. on 07/17/20 review stating FABULOUS
As I watched this video, I was completely fascinated by the human experiment of becoming a caregiver turkey to the chicks as well as a caring parent/teacher and then a companion and in the process learned more than I could ever imagine about turkeys. The human protagonist gave a running description of his experiences of living with the turkeys and the changes he was going through in the process. This one is NOT TO BE MISSED.
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Stewie
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great
Review by Stewie on 07/17/20 review stating Great
This a excellent video about beas.
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John P.
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
This is NO Turkey!
Review by John P. on 07/17/20 review stating This is NO Turkey!
Great film - especially teaches you the important interrelationships between humans and the animal kingdom. Great DVD, at a Great price! Well worth the money.
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Chris
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
My Life as a Turkey
Review by Chris on 07/17/20 review stating My Life as a Turkey
Totally unprepared for the experience of this film. Totally imprinted by every minute of it from beginning to end. A MUST purchase and share DVD. All ages will have their eyes opened by the intelligence of the Turkey.
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Wildflower L.
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
hopping good
Review by Wildflower L. on 07/17/20 review stating hopping good
Interesting look at an Aussie problem that is seen with other animals and humans the world over.
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Cosmic
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
We Are All Just Turkeys
Review by Cosmic on 07/17/20 review stating We Are All Just Turkeys
There are not many films out there that really capture the essence of Thanksgiving. This one does just that. The selflessness of a man to give up a year of his life to study turkeys from birth is amazing. I give thanks to Joe Hutto to share his findings with the world. I now have a film that I will watch every Thanksgiving.
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Pbs F.
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07/17/20
NATURE: Racoon Nation Review
Review by Pbs F. on 07/17/20 review stating NATURE: Racoon Nation Review
I loved the NATURE DVD on Racoons!!! It was wonderful and very interesting and I learned lots about these clever, adorable creatures! Even got my husband to watch it with me. I can highly recommend it!!
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Mother N.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Mothering fowl can be tough!
Review by Mother N. on 07/17/20 review stating Mothering fowl can be tough!
Joe Hutto takes on a parenting role to a brood of hatched turkeys. Poults are dedicated in following and imitating MomEUR_ As the year goes on and independence progrees, Joe experiences joys and anxieties. The experience/experiment nearly costs him his life!


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