Sunday, March 20, 2016

PBS’s ‘Nature’ explores the power of relationships between people and wild animals Wed., March 30



What happens when people are reunited with the wild animals with which they forged a deep bond years ago? 

Will these gorillas, elephants, cheetahs and chimpanzees still recognize their human caregivers and how will they react? 

That is the premise of “Nature: Animal Reunions” which also raises the question whether wild creatures can really experience emotions like joy, devotion, and love. 

It’s a debate that many animal lovers are convinced is true and the scientific community is beginning to accept. 

Animal Reunion”s — narrated by actor Richard Thomas — contains interviews with scientists, authors, and caregivers including scenes of their journeys to reconnect with their former wild charges.

It will air 8 p.m. Wed., March 30 on PBS.

Information: www.pbs.org/nature.

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