via press release:
Inspired by the Movie Groundhog Day, Nat Geo WILD Broadcasts
American Beaver Special for 20 Hours Straight
American Beaver Airs from 7 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, to
3 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, on Nat Geo WILD
(WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 7, 2015) The groundhog is a big player on its big day, appearing for a few seconds on Groundhog Day to tell us how long winter will last, then disappearing for an entire year. Now Nat Geo WILD gives another member of the rodent family its due, dedicating an entire day to the American Beaver. In the grand tradition of Bill Murray’s classic holiday movie Groundhog Day, Nat Geo WILD will replay its American Beaver special for 20 hours straight, airing from 7 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, to 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3. (For more information, visit natgeowild.com and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/NGC_PR)
American Beaver is a tale of power, domination and triumph over adversity. A tireless engineer, the beaver takes on the job of building a pond while facing off against predators and the full fury of the elements. A little pond set against the backdrop of the Grand Teton Mountains may not look like much, but it is a hub of action. During an incredible HD hour, we’ll enter the secret world of our beaver family for an entire year, capturing all stages of the rodent’s compulsive need to build. And then we’ll air it again, and again, and again.
We capture the intimate moments of an entire beaver family, including one life-long, bonded pair and their offspring. This beaver family’s impact on the entire area is massive. Second only to humans, beavers alter their environment more than any other mammal on the planet. This 40-pound rodent may not look like the region’s key species, but her activities are vital to all other life in the Tetons. The landscape she surveys is more than her domain — it is her creation.
Join us as we expose the monumental and unexpected changes that America’s largest animal engineers impose on their world. If you miss it once, don’t worry, it will be on again … and again … and again.
AMERICAN BEAVER is produced by National Geographic Television for Nat Geo WILD. For National Geographic, Jeff Hogan is executive producer.
About Nat Geo WILD
Experience the best, most intimate encounters with wildlife ever seen on television. Backed by its unparalleled reputation for quality and blue-chip programming, Nat Geo WILD is dedicated to providing a unique insight into the natural world, the environment and the amazing creatures that inhabit it. From the most remote environments, to the forbidding depths of our oceans, to the protected parks on our doorsteps, Nat Geo WILD will use spectacular cinematography and compelling storytelling to take viewers on unforgettable journeys into the wild world. Launched in 2006, Nat Geo WILD is part of National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) and is available in more than 90 countries and 100 million homes. Nat Geo WILD HD launched in the U.K. in March 2009, and is also available in Greece, Latin America, Poland, Spain and Russia. Further expansion is expected globally. For more information, please visit www.natgeotv.com.