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Wild Europe; Wild Origins


Wild Europe: “Wild Origins” MASTER, Stunt 3, Part 1, Ch1: full mix L, Ch2: full mix R, Ch3: MED L, Ch4: MED R, TRT= Green Label Master

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Wild Europe
Wild Origins
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A fast-paced exotic journey showcasing Europe's most spectacular animals and how they survive in this densely settled agricultural continent. Series release date: 1998

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A fast-paced exotic journey showcasing Europe's most spectacular animals and how they survive in this densely settled agricultural continent. 101w - "Wild Seas"--Europe's straggling coastline borders some of the most flourishing seas in the world: the vast Atlantic Ocean lies to the west, the Barents sea to the far north and the waters of the Mediterranean separate southern Europe from Africa. These waters are host to thriving tourist and fishing industries. "Wild Mountains"--The Alps, the Carpathians, the Picos D'Europa -- the majestic peaks that are the backbone of Europe have been ruled by the animals that call them home, including the mighty brown bear, the elusive wolf and the agile chamois. Lately, a new wave of invaders, armed with skis and poles, has arrived on parts of every European mountain range. This episode explores how everyone gets along. 103w - "Wild Arctic"--The Arctic is Europe's last great wilderness area, stretching from central Scandinavia to the North Pole. A magical, eerie place covered in ice, it has one of the world's most inhospitable climates, with winter temperatures constantly below minus 20 degrees Celsius. Seals, walrus, foxes, reindeer, wolverine and the king of the arctic -- the polar bear -- thrive there. "Wild Grasslands"--The ancient grasslands of Eastern Europe offer an abundance of food for the red-footed falcon, but the fields of cultivated grasses that are the result of intense human activity may not provide homes and food for other wildlife. "Wild Grasslands" shows how animals in these areas find food and shelter. 105w - "Wild Origins"--Man-made environmental changes in southern Europe, the cradle of European civilization, have required wildlife to adapt for their species survival. Many of the great forests once populated by large animals such as wolves, wild boars, lynx and bears have been cleared for farming. In this episode, viewers explore what has happened to these animals as a result of the wide-open landscapes. "Wild Cities"--With over two-thirds of Europe's human population living in cities, wildlife wouldn't seem to have much of a chance for survival. Surprisingly, many animals have relocated to the cities. In the final episode, viewers see how these animals cope with, and even thrive in, European cities.

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Chicago: “Wild Europe; Wild Origins,” 04/05/1999, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DBE030198A59472D9E41F7642B777BAC.
MLA: “Wild Europe; Wild Origins.” 04/05/1999. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DBE030198A59472D9E41F7642B777BAC>.
APA: Wild Europe; Wild Origins. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DBE030198A59472D9E41F7642B777BAC
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