National Geographic : 2011 Mar
• NAT GEO CHANNEL ONCE UPON A TIME, mountain gorillas and giant pandas were considered mytho- logical creatures. Do other seemingly folkloric animals actually live and breathe in the wild? Biologist and explorer Pat Spain aims to find out. Follow his quest to separate fiction from fact in Beast Hunter, as he uses the latest technology to track down species thought to exist only in our imaginations. He's a trained scientist, but Spain's most powerful assets on this journey might just be his enthusiasm and inquisitive mind. Don't miss Beast Hunter, premiering March 4 at 9 p.m. and then every Friday at 9 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel. THIS MONTH Beast Hunter Fridays, 9 p.m. ET in March Hard Time Tuesdays at 10 p.m. Wild Case Files Mondays at 9 p.m. For a full schedule of listings go to natgeotv.com. In Cameroon (above) a Pygmy shaman applies ceremonial dye to "beast hunter" Pat Spain before a hunt. Get to know the inmates of an Ohio state prison. Investigate Earth's most shocking natural events.