"Learning" from nature documentaries

They are nice eye candy. And I suppose if they show you a picture of an elephant, you can surmise that, "Yes, such creatures probably exist." But I wouldn't trust them much further.

I happened to watch Wildest India and Wildest Indochina back-to-back. In the Himalayan episode of Wildest India, we are shown footage of what is described as a red panda coming down from a tree to try to attract a female wandering by, but to no avail.

In the Southwest China episode of Wildest Indochina, we are shown footage of what is described as a red panda coming down from a tree to drive off a male that has intruded on its territory.

Very interesting depictions of how red pandas interact, right? The only problem is that (and I just re-watched both scenes to make sure) it is the exact same footage in each instance! So in at least in one case (and perhaps both!), the voice over is total rubbish! Not only that, but in at least in one case (and perhaps both!), they are not actually filming in the country that is the subject of the documentary.

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  1. Actually the descending panda was responding to a craigslist "cuck play" ad.

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