Episode Guide - Last of the Wild (Series) (1976-1977)

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Sep 26, 1976 - Debut.

Oct 3, 1976 - Pursuit - A look at the defiant Alpine marmot who battles the hostile environment of winter high in the Alps - almost eight months of unrelenting wind, biting cold and snow. Alongside the weather, the marmot's other two enemies, man and predators, ensure that nature's balance is maintained after the beneficent Alpine spring and summer

Oct 10, 1976 - Date with Death - Nature often builds precise biological clocks into her creatures to ensure that the balance of hunter and hunted is maintained. One such relationship exists between the Eleanora Falcon, which mates during an interval of one week on a remote barren Aegean Isle, and European songbirds who winter migration coincides with the birth of the Eleanora chicks who are then nourished on the songbirds their parents kill.

Oct 17, 1976 - A look at new prospects uncovered by modern research, for communication with dolphins. Program features actual dialogue with a deep diving dolphin, now believed to be the second most intelligent creature on earth.

Oct 24, 1976 - Silent Killers - A look at deep sea creatures who, as a defensive tool or to catch prey, use poison to stun, paralyze or kill outright. Species examined include the stonefish, lionfish, ray and jellyfish.

Nov 7, 1976 - Study in Feat - Dr. Jo Van Arshaven, a Belgian scientist working with a chimpanzee raised in captivity and a troupe of wild chimpanzees in the tropica! jungies of Guinea in West Africa, examines the radical and potentially dangerous behavioral patterns of this species.

Nov 14, 1976 - Shadows - Eagles have always captured man's imagination and perhapsbecause of their skill and majesty in the air, they have been a lavorite symbol of national or even singular power. Depleted by man's invasion which insidiously spreads even further, the great hunters of the air are rapidly becoming scarce.

Nov 28, 1976 - Defiant Sentries - Host Lorne Greene demonstrates how a small, delicate bird can outwit an adversary, 12 times his size.

Dec 5, 1976 - Sound of Death - Lorne Greene demonstrates the prowess of the shark as an animal of prey. While working on shark defense, scientists reveal some amazing facts about these terrors of the deep.

Dec 12, 1976 - Sahara - Lorne Greene investigates life in the world's largest and greatest desert, the Sahara.

Dec 19, 1976 - Off-shore Disaster - The undersea world of real and coral life is revealed on the show. The fact that its very survival is being threatened by man and his wastage is discussed.

Dec 26, 1976 - The dolphin, the seal and the pilot whale and the possibility of their working with man under the sea

Jan 2, 1977 - The program looks at two penthouse dwellers in the savannahs of East Africa - the Bonelli eagle and the larger Verreaux eagle.

Jan 16, 1977 - A look at lion cubs developing survival skills through play.

Jan 23, 1977 - Adventures On The Deep - Host Lorne Greene shows the underwater world of the ocean, the way it is structured and how co-existence works in the struggle for survival.

Jan 30, 1977 - The African savannah.

Feb 6, 1977 - Plankton, living organisms that form the base of the food pyramid of the oceans. Possibility of plankton farms as a solution to food shortage.

Feb 13, 1977 - Lake Victoria, framed by the rich savannah of Africa's Rift Valley. Most varied animal life in the world.

Feb 27, 1977 - Countryside of Northern Europe and the changing character of the animals and the vegetation as the cycle of the seasons is completed.

Mar 20, 1977 - Lorne Greene documents the fast-fading harmony between man, animal and landscape that was the Canadian Arctic.

Apr 3, 1977 - Topic: cats of Africa, including the lion, leopard and the cheetah.

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For an in-depth look at CBC programs (1952-82),
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