January 31, 1997

INDRI LEMURS BREEDING

The wail of the Indri lemurs signals the mating season of these primates that some tribes consider the ancestors of humans.

January 28, 1997

UP HELLY AA

The Up Helly Aa festival gives the people of the Shetland Islands a chance to celebrate, forget the winter, and torch a replica of a Viking galley.

January 27, 1997

RAVENS WINTER

Through trickery and ingenuity, ravens are surviving the winter in Alaska

January 24, 1997

HUMPBACK WHALES BREEDING — Songs

A call to arms or a call to mate: the precise role of the humpback whale song is unknown.

January 23, 1997

HUMPBACK WHALES BREEDING — Look and Legend

Possibly the most famous of all whales, the humpback might be the source of many ocean myths.

January 17, 1997

LOONS MIGRATE

The Common Loon, is anything but common, and they’re on their way South.

January 16, 1997

BISON WINTER AT YELLOWSTONE

Even the “chief of all animals” must struggle to survive the winter.

January 13, 1997

SILVESTERKLAUSEN

Giant bells, elaborate costumes, and beautiful yodels: it’s New Year’s Eve in Urnsch, Switzerland.

January 10, 1997

NORTHERN ELEPHANT SEALS MATING — Sounds

The voices of mating elephant seals on Ano Nuevo island.

January 9, 1997

NORTHERN ELEPHANT SEALS MATING

Sex, violence, and the two ton elephant seal.

January 8, 1997

SNOWY OWLS WANDER SOUTH — Airports

Now arriving Logan Airport: USAir #222 from New York, TWA’ #891 from Chicago, and snowy owls from the Arctic.

January 7, 1997

SNOWY OWLS WANDER SOUTH

Arctic snowy owls are meandering into the Northeast United States as they search for a suitable winter habitat.

January 6, 1997

VITAL SIGNS MONITOR — Medicine

A device that can measure a patient’s heart and breathing rates without touching their body might open new avenues of health care.