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December 7, 2014: Return “Kidnapped” Animals to the Wild, Save the World’s Big Cats and More

This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they climb El Capitan with young children, stop the kidnapping of Brazil’s wildlife, save lions by saving livestock, lift a 35-ton stone with prehistoric technology, work to save the last 3,000 wild tigers, visit some of the last nomadic tribes, bottle feed a baby cheetah, and clean up hazardous waste.

September 29, 2013: Photographing Every Animal in Captivity, Saving Apes from Guerillas, and More

Join us this week, as we set a world record kayaking 151 miles in 24 hours, then build an Ark to help save all of the world’s animals, teach pandas to breed successfully, and finally, rekindle old friendships with indigenous people in Nepal after 45 years apart.

Machu Picchu’s Engineering Marvels

Mountain archaeologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Johan Reinhard sends word of the new NOVA-National Geographic special Ghosts of Machu Picchu, which premieres tonight on PBS at 8 p.m. The Incas who built Machu Picchu atop a high ridge in the Peruvian Andes some 500 years ago had no wheels, no iron or steel, no written…