Born In The Rockies
2 x 60'
‘Born in the Rockies’ follows the lives of several animal families as they struggle to raise their young in one of the most challenging habitats on Earth – North America’s Rocky Mountains. The young must learn how to navigate their environment, understand the rules of their society, and face the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Step into the wild Rockies and see how legends are born!
The Rocky Mountains are the second largest mountain range on Earth – 4,800 kilometers in length and encompasses a hundred separate ranges from its southernmost point in the American Southwest, to its northern tip in the Canadian Arctic. And because of this, the Rockies encapsulate an astounding array of ecosystems – from prairie to Alpine tundra. Many of North America’s greatest rivers originate in the Rockies, providing life-giving water to arid land and fresh drinking water to millions of homes. An ever-expanding population is placing increased pressure on the wilderness, making the Rockies one of the last refuges for North America’s most iconic species, including Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, Greater sandhill cranes, grizzly bears, and American bison.
In this epic two-part series, we follow the lives of several Rocky Mountain families as they find a home and raise their young. From infancy to independence, we unravel the story of the Rockies through the eyes of those born here.
A co-production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC and Terra Mater Factual Studios in association with PBS, CPB and WNET produced by Pontecorvo Productions