WIN NOVA: World’s Fastest Animal on DVD!
The peregrine falcon is the world’s fastest animal, capable of diving at nearly 200 miles per hour - nearly three times the speed of a sprinting cheetah.
Though the species nearly went extinct in the 1970s due to the insecticide DDT, the species is now one of the most widespread predators on Earth, finding home on every continent except Antarctica - from coastal cliffs and arctic tundra to the skyscrapers of urban Chicago.
What enables this bird to thrive in such varied environments, and how does it reach such breakneck speeds?
To find out, NOVA takes viewers to a nesting box high up in the skyline of urban Chicago where three chicks have just broken out of their shells.
Watch them over several months as they take their first stumbling flight and eventually perfect their flying and hunting skills.
And join expert falconer Lloyd Buck as he trains a young falcon and puts its hunting skills to the ultimate test.
If you would like to win a copy of this fascinating new DVD, just answer this easy question about the peregrine falcon: The peregrine falcon is also simply known as the peregrine, but historically was known as the ____ ____ in North America [What is that two-worded name?]
Send us your answers and if you are correct you will be in the running to win one of these new DVDs! Just send us an e:mail here before November 30th, 2021 with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: WORLD’S FASTEST ANIMAL DVDs to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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