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Can A Wolf Really Save A Tree?

Tuesday 05/03/2005 8:58 AM

Have you seen this mini-series on PBS called National Geographic's Strange Days On Planet Earth? It is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. It is so slickly constructed and organized that the term documentary doesn't even really seem appropriate here. From the music to the cinematography to the narration by Edward Norton to (most importantly) the topics and content, it is utterly captivating.

It consists of four different programs that have been shown (at least in my market) two at a time, back-to-back. I still haven't seen all of them, but the two-and-a-half I have seen had me glued to the screen.

Today's Link of the Day connects you to the web page synopsis of one of the stories in the Predators episode. It tells the abbreviated version of the story about how the near-extinction of wolves in Yellowstone National Park created a heap of other unexpected environmental problems. While this web page is fascinating, don't think for a second that you don't need to see the show once you know the punchline. The way they present the problem and explain it is like a great mystery being unravelled step-by-step. I can't recommend this program highly enough.

And there's a DVD available, which would make a great present for anyone you know who might have a birthday coming up.

Link of the Day: Wolves in Yellowstone Park

File Under: Link of the Day; Television; Wolves
Music: Sade "Love Is Stronger Than Pride"

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