Papa Tortuga - Fernando Manzano was just 16 years old when he found his calling. For the last 31 years, he has dedicated himself to bringing the Lora turtle back from the edge of extinction. In the small town of Tecolutla, Mexico, he has battled mother nature, natural predators and poachers. All without any outside financial support. Salton Sea Rescue Rangers - The mysterious Salton Sea is a critical stopover for the survival of millions of migrating birds. A devastating outbreak of avian botulism killed thousands of birds, including the endangered California brown pelican. The US Fish & Wildlife rangers of the Sonny Bono National Refuge now run daily airboat patrols around the Sea looking for sick birds, as early detection is essential for survival.
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Episode #407 / Length: 26 minutes