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Wildlife Nation  >  Episode 13

Join host Jeff Corwin as he connects with a collection of amazing mammals that face difficult conservation challenges. First, Jeff travels into the remote forests of New England to help care for a rowdy group of orphaned baby black bears. Jeff learns about bear conservation and discovers the unique and friendly behaviors bear cubs have towards each other. Later, Jeff travels to Florida to meet orphaned baby manatees. Jeff learns about the threats to manatee habitat and what biologists are doing to save them. Finally, Jeff assists veterinarians to help two adorable opossums heal from their wounds and return to the forest.

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Manatee with baby
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Jan Reyniers

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Behind the Scenes

Numbers Drop for Cook Inlet Belugas

Counting Cook Inlet’s belugas reveals a pressing need to protect Alaska’s charismatic canaries of the sea. Belugas face a variety of threats and are predicted to decline at a rate of 2.3% each year if we do not take protective actions! Read more about all the hard work that goes into counting belugas.

A Remarkable Manatee Sighting Stirs Hope

Seeing a healthy manatee in the wild recently stirred up hope for their future for our senior Florida representative, but work must be done now to ensure manatees have the habitat they need to survive. Read more about her encounter and how you can help protect manatees!

 

Preserving Wildlife Habitat and What You Can Do to Help

We must share land, water, and sky with a wide variety of wildlife as climate change shifts animals’ habitats and species are forced to scatter to new areas. Learn more about sharing space and the importance of vigilance on the road!

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After the Show

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