Rare: Creatures of the Photo Ark

RARE: CREATURES OF THE PHOTO ARK travels with renowned photographer Joel Sartore as he photographs at-risk and rare species in the wild, in zoos, in nature preserves and explores his Photo Ark initiative. This captivating and visually stunning PBS special reveals why ensuring species’ future matters to us all.

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Creature Clip: Persian Leopard


This rare Persian leopard was the 5,000th entry in Joel Sartore's Photo Ark.

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Creature Clip: Northern White Rhino


Nabire passed away just days after her photo shoot with Joel Sartore.

RARE Heroes: Alisha


Meet Alisha Sherriff, caretaker to Sirocco, a kākāpō.

A Kākāpō Love Story


Scientists in New Zealand are working to save this curious-looking bird from extinction.

Searching for the Rowi Kiwi


Joel Sartore and Tracey Dearlove go in search of a rare rowi kiwi.

Creature Clip: Kākāpō


Meet Sirocco, a rare kākāpō and the only one with its own Twitter account!

Creature Clip: Rowi Kiwi


Watch Joel Sartore's photoshoot with the rowi kiwi.