Episode Guide - Untamed World (Series) (1968-1978)

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The following is an incomplete list of episodes.

"American Parklands" A look at the preserved portions of the US and the wildlife they contain.

"Animal Rodeo." Wilderness regions are fast disappearing. To protect the dwindling numbers of animals, conservationists challenge and attempt to outwit their fleeing prey - to object to this hunt is not sport but preservation.

"Animals that Work for Man." Japan: Cormorants fish on a moonless night, silkworms spin silk. New York: A horse is a policeman's best friend. Thailand: Elephants harvest teak, trained ducks destroy rice beetles. California: A sheep dog helps a Basque shepherd. Philip Carey narrates.

"Antarctica." A study of wildlife along Antarctica's coasts. Footage shows penguins, leopard seals and skua gulls. (official episode title unknown)

"Antelopes." A study of African antelopes, focusing on how the animals have adapted to their environment. Rootage shows sable antelopes, wildebeests and eland. (official episode title unknown)

"Aquatic Life." A wide-ranging report on some of the more unusual specimens of aquatic life. Footage shows the Portuguese man-of-war, horseshoe crab, hermit crab and manatee (or sea cow). (official episode title unknown)

"Arthropods." A look at the creatures of the arthropod family, including crabs, lobsters and various insects with three-jointed legs. (official episode title unknown)

"Australia One." This is one of four shows devoted to the wildlife of Australia and its coastal waters. This particular show sets the theme for others.

"Australia." Untamed World travels to Australia to study Marsupials, those mammals which give birth when the young are only partially developed and then keep them in a pouch until sufficiently developed to leave it.

"Bavarian Alps." A visit to the Bavarian Alps to see the marmot, a mountain rodent. Alan Small is the narrator. (official episode title unknown)

"Billfish Capture," the landing of the sea's fiercest fighter. Films include fishermen harpooning the billfish from specially-rigged boats. (official episode title unknown)

"Birds of Different Feathers" looks at the characteristics that land and water birds have developed for survival. Observed: herons and kingfishers spearing fish with their beaks; cormorants diving; and the fleet-footed ostrich.

"Canadian Rockies." The spectacular Canadian Rockies, separating Western Canada's prairies from the rugged Pacific coast, are examined. (official episode title unknown)

"Cat Family." A look at the physical characteristics and living habits of members of the cat family such as pumas, cheetahs, leopards, lions and domestic cats. (official episode title unknown)

"Color." Examining the role of color in the daily lives of humans and animals, footage shows animals using color as a camouflage; and how humans use color in clothing, to attract attention, and to decorate the environment.

"Communications." A look at the means by which animals transmit information to one another. Observed: hens clucking to warn their young; birds using their plumage to communicate; fish changing colors.

"Conservation." Untamed World travels to British Columbia, where over three hundred thousand square miles of mountains and river systems make it one of the most abundant wildlife areas in North America. In the company of game wardens, the Untamed World cameras visit remote areas of the province to see how the animal populations are protected and preserved for limited sporting activities.

"Creatures of the Water." This episode explores the animals, birds, reptiles and amphibians whose habitats center on the waters of Africa.

"Dogon 11" West Africa is the home of the Dogon, a tribe of some 200,000 who have lived for thousands of years in small clusters of mud-walled villages surrounded by farms.

"Dragons," a study of snakes and crocodiles. Included are scenes of a snake swallowing an egg many times its own size; snake charming and snake milking; a snake hunt in the Orient, where the reptiles are sold for food; and the birth and living habits of crocodiles. Narrator: Philip Carey.

"Eleonora's falcon." A program focusing on the feeding and mating habits of Eleonora's falcon, a native of islands in West Africa. (official episode title unknown)

"European Deer." This show focuses on autumn in northern Europe. It includes footage of red stag deer and roe deer. (official episode title unknown)

"Everglades" (Part I). Show on the Florida Everglades

"Everglades" (Part II). This second show on the Florida Everglades takes a look at water birds such as the anhinga, grebe, heron and now almost extinct kite.

"Fame Islands." A visit to the Fame Islands, just off the coast of Northumberland In Northern England, where St. Cuthbert established a protective area for birds a thousand years ago. (official episode title unknown)

"Galapagos part 1" Untamed World visits the Galapagos Islands which offer a microcosm of the evolutionary process of living things. (official episode title unknown)

"Galapagos part 2" Concluding program on the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, which inspired some of Darwin's theories. (official episode title unknown)

"Giants." This program provides an intense documentation of nature's three remaining giants: rhinoceros, giraffe and the elephant, and the ways in which they have adapted to survive today despite their awkward size

"Great Lakes Marshlands." A study of the wildlife that inhabits marshlands in the Great Lakes region. Footage shows Canada geese, mallards, fox cubs, whistling swans, cardinals and great blue herons. (official episode title unknown)

"Great Rift Valley." Travel to the Great Rift Valley in Africa, where swamps and mosquitoes have barred man's intrusion, enabling the wildlife to thrive in a totally natural habitat. (official episode title unknown)

"Grey Goose" A study of the work of Conrad Lorenz, whose examinations of geese have provided knowledge and insight into human relationships.

"Guillemot." A look at the guillemot, a narrow-billed, deep-diving sea bird that nests on cliff edges and feeds off the sea bottom. Footage shows the birds building nests.

"Handicrafts." From the time man first began to document his life on earth, on the walls of caves and on rocks, his skills as an artisan have been acknowledged. Through the passing of thousands of years his creative skills have developed with patience and matured with experience. The world today is full of artistic treasures in many forms — lasting monuments to man's skill as an artist. This program defines man's history through a survey of his handicrafts.

"Iceland." A visit to Iceland, where over 200 bird species flourish in the harsh environment. Included is footage of a sea eagle, ravens, black-headed gulls. (official episode title unknown)

"India." The great sub-continent pressed between the Indian Ocean and the Himalayan Mountains, is visited, including the great Inndu festival in the city of Puri, where every June for seven days, a quarter of a million people congregate to commemorate a journey made by a Hindu Deity.

"Kangaroos." The many different kangaroo species are highlighted. (official episode title unknown)

"Lake Nakuru." The Lake Nakuru bird sanctuary in East Africa is visited. (official episode title unknown)

"Magazine One: Birds, Beasts and Breathing Fish."

"Mangrove Swamp." In low coastal regions and tidal estuaries lie mangrove swamps, which rely on isolation and diverse conditions for survival.

"Morocco: desert kingdom of contrasting faces." Films reflect the old (with a traditional religious celebration at the walled Moslem city of Moulay Idris) and the new (at the capital city of Rabat, where the influence of the 20th century is most apparent). Narrated by noted documentary filmmaker Armand Denis.

"Ngorongoro Crater." A visit to Ngorongoro Crater, an extinct volcano in Africa's Great Rift Valley that is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Alan Small is the narrator. (official episode title unknown)

"Nomads Of Africa." An Examination of the three major nomadic tribes of Africa: The Massai, The Pigmies and the Bushmen. An examination of their social structure, arts, crafts, and social intercourses.

"Nuba." A visit to villages of the Nuba, a tribal people of the Central Sudan plain whose children are reared entirely by the mother's family. This program shows their life style and rituals, and the annual harvest celebration.

"Pacific Coast." Plant and animal life along Canada's Pacific coast. The region's geography has created a haven for birds, an ideal environment for aquatic creatures and a tropic-like rain forest. (official episode title unknown)

"Parkland." Animals that inhabit parkland areas are examined. (official episode title unknown)

"Penguins." A definitive survey of penguins by world renowned naturalist Roger Tory Peterson.

"Puffins." A look at Puffins, a type of colorful sea-bird. (official episode title unknown)

"Safari." This program introduces the white man as just one of the conservationists in Africa and the program deals with the ways in which he is trying to preserve the various species of this fast-developing continent.

"Scandinavia." A visit to the Scandinavian countries: Norway, Denmark and Sweden. Footage shows reindeer herds, wolverines, puffins, grebes, geese and storks. (official episode title unknown)

"Scavengers." A study of scavengers includes hyenas, vultures and jackals. Also observed are rhinoceroses, flying foxes. (official episode title unknown)

"Search For Water." The search for water is a major reason for migration among the tribes and animal herds of East Africa. Footage shows mules, cattle and elephants on the move on the savannahs during the rainy season and the drought.

"Self-Defense." A look at self-defense techniques used by insects, including the poisonous orange-dog caterpillar and the transparent Brazilian caterpillar. (official episode title unknown)

"Serengeti." A safari through Tanzania's Serengeti National Park. Included: footage of lions, giraffes, elephants, pelicans and flamingos, and Masai tribesmen performing native dances. (official episode title unknown)

"Seychelles Islands." A visit to the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean. Footage shows a coral reef and its marine life, including wrasse, trunkfish and clown fish. Alan Small narrates. (official episode title unknown)

"Sherpas," Himalyan mountain people who have served as guides on some of history's most dangerous mountaineering expeditions. Topics include the Sherpa lifestyle and religious beliefs. (official episode title unknown)

"Snakes." A study of snakes: how they move, obtain food and conceal themselves. Among the snakes studied are the constrictors and the vipers. (official episode title unknown)

"Snow Geese." Featured: the mating habits of snow geese and their annual migration from the Southern United States to the Arctic. Footage shows newly hatched goslings, nest-building. (official episode title unknown)

"Sudan." In the arid hills and valleys of Sudan live a unique and fascinating tribe who maintain a tribal population of half a million untouched by modern technology through their way of life and social rituals. (official episode title unknown)

"Summer in the Forest." A look at summer in the forest, when animals and insects raise their young, and seek and store food. (official episode title unknown)


"Thailand." The last vestiges of the lingering culture of Thailand that still survives in isolated parts of the countryside are reviewed in depth.

"The Four Seasons: Winter"

"The Midgets." A look at the creatures of the arthropod family.

"Traditional Arts and Crafts." An examination of traditional arts and crafts from around the world includes pottery making in Guatemala, flower arranging and doll making in Japan and paper making in Thailand. Also: Navaho jewelry from the U.S. (official episode title unknown)

"Underwater." Untamed World visits the magnificent seascapes of the Coral Sea, where the coral reef, built over centuries through the accumulation of great polyps, is home to some of the world's most interesting creatures.

"Water Rescue" focuses on the rescue of African wildlife threatened by waters from the Kariba Dam. Cameras record the efforts of a handful of men (using nets and helicopters) to bring these creatures to safety. Filmed and narrated by Armand Denis.

"Waterhole" focuses on the constant struggle between herbivores and carnivores on Africa's plains.

"Western British Columbia." A study of some of the animal and plant life thriving in the mild climate ot western British Columbia. (official episode title unknown)

"Winter in Central Europe." A study of how animals survive winter in central Europe's mountains shows the hunting methods of foxes, falcons. (official episode title unknown)

"Yanonamas." A look at the Yanonamas, a South American tribe whose ways have remained unchanged for centuries. (official episode title unknown)

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