Science
1:29 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

"Wild Predator Invasion" on NOVA airs Wednesday, April 2nd at 8 pm

A growing number of scientists are discovering that removing top predators from the wild has thrown ecosystems off-kilter, triggering domino effects that scientists are just beginning to understand. NOVA follows scientists who are trying out a simple but controversial solution: returning apex predators — like coyotes, bears and panthers — to their natural environments. Can these newly introduced predators restore the natural balance of their ecosystems without threatening the humans who live among them?

"Wild Predator Invasion" on NOVA airs on Wednesday, April 2nd at 8 pm on channels 3 and 3-1.

“Calusa,” a Florida panther, at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
“Calusa,” a Florida panther, at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo