Nature’s “Moose: Life of a Twig Eater” is a first-person account by filmmaker Hugo Kitching of his year spent in Jasper National Park in the Canadian province of Alberta, a wilderness area that covers over 4,000 square miles. Arriving in late spring, he sets out to find a mother moose with a newborn calf, a challenging task as expectant mothers head to remote areas of the rugged terrain to give birth. Success comes three weeks later when Kitching spots a female calf only a few days old with her mother. His immediate goal is for the calf and cow to accept his presence so he can chronicle their life for the next 12 months. He does so by initially keeping his distance as the pair get used to him and his camera.
The program is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Wed., Feb. 10 on PBS.
After the broadcast, the episode will be available for online streaming at www.pbs.org/nature.