NOVA: Bears of the Last Frontier "City of Bears"

(Rochester, NY) – NOVA shares their incredible Alaskan adventure with the world in a three-part series, Bears of the Last Frontier, airing Wednesdays, July 11, 18, and 25, 2012 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11). Bear biologist Chris Morgan set up camp at a remote spot in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness, alongside the largest concentration of grizzlies in the world.It is June in the Alaska Peninsula. The sun sets well into night and bears are taking advantage of the long days to feed, mate and raise new cubs. Morgan tracks their progress as they feast on the riches of the season and re-establish the complex hierarchal social dynamics of bear society. Along the way, he experiences close encounters with bears, observing brutal battles among males during mating season as well as tender moments between a grizzly mom and her cubs.

The film has been nearly two years in the making. Over the course of a year and a half Chris and his crew traveled well over 3,000 miles across Alaska and shot 500 hours of footage for this epic three-hour PBS Nature series. They spent many, many months in bear country – piecing together the lives of these fascinating animals by observing and filming them, and by living in bear country, among the animals and people that share bear habitat.

Credit: Courtesy of Photographer: Joseph Pontecorvo © WNET



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