Great Yellowstone Thaw

Journey with Kirk Johnson to Yellowstone, where wolves, grizzlies, beavers and Great Gray owls survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet. As the temperature swings 140 degrees, cameras capture how the animals cope.

Program Website

Recent Episode

Beaver Evacuation

02:56

A beaver mom decides to carry her young kits away from the home, down river.


Clips View All Clips

Wolves and Ground Squirrels

03:04

Wildlife Cameraman Charlie Hamilton James follows some hungry wolves near Jackson.

Baby Bears

02:32

Casey follows a mom and two young cubs who’ve come out of hibernation.

Beavers at Home

02:58

Kirk takes a peek into the private lives of the beavers on the Snake River.

Grizzly Bear Jackpot

02:55

A male grizzly emerges out of hibernation early. Can he find enough food to survive?

Biscuit Root and Bear Hugs

02:58

Kirk tastes biscuit root – a grizzly bear favorite. Plus, cameras catch a bear hug.