“Nature” Uncovers Our Pets’ Secret Lives

Encore: October 20, 2015

Cats, dogs, birds, hamsters. They’re our lovable, loyal and playful pets and more than 1.1 million of them call New York City home.

But how much do we really know about them?

PBS’s Emmy-Award winning program “Nature” aims to discover the double lives of our domesticated friends in its upcoming special, “Pets: Wild At Heart.”

Executive Producer Fred Kaufman says the new two-part series gives pet owners an unprecedented look at the wild side of our furry and feathered companions.

“…We brought the camera technology, all the bells and whistles and toys that we would bring out to the wild, to shoot wild exotic animals, into our homes to look at them the way we would look at wild animals,” Kaufman told MetroFocus Host Rafael Pi Roman.

Kaufman says the high-tech equipment allows owners to see their pets in a new and unique way.

Pets: Wild At Heart” airs Oct. 21. and Oct. 28.

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MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Rosalind P. Walter, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg, Jody and John Arnhold, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Janet Prindle Seidler, Judy and Josh Weston and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation.

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