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NATURE | Wisdom of the Wild | Preview | PBS

See the full episode at a Tanzanian jungle, a scientist and a medicine man follow a chimpanzee in search of a cure for a deadly disease. On the plains of Kenya, a woman learns a powerful lesson about family -- from a pair of elephants. And in the Florida Keys, an eight-year old boy with a genetic illness utters his first words, for a chance to swim with dolphins. From the ancient world to the modern, human lives have been influenced by animals in matters that reach far beyond the food chain. "Wisdom of the Wild" illustrates some of the surprising ways in which animals help teach, heal, and strengthen people, in body, mind, and spirit. Catch NATURE's "Wisdom of the Wild" aired on PBS Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 8 p.m. as part of the 26th season of the Peabody and Emmy award-winning series produced by Thirteen/WNET New York for PBS. Major support provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc., Toyota, SC Johnson, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. For more information, visit
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