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Fur & Feather facts for kids
|Fur & Feather|
|Presented by||Ian McTaggart-Cowan|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||1|
|Running time||15 minutes|
|Original network||CBC Television|
|Original release||6 July 1955– 25 June 1956|
Fur & Feather is a Canadian children's television series about animals which aired on CBC Television from 1955 to 1956. It was hosted by Ian McTaggart-Cowan who headed the Zoology Department at the University of British Columbia.
The Vancouver-produced series aired on Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. from 6 July 1955 to 21 September 1955, then aired Mondays at 4:30 p.m. from 26 September 1955 until 25 June 1956.
The debut episode featured penguins. McTaggart-Cowan was joined by David Maxwell on some episodes.
|1||"All About Penguins"||Debut episode - concerns penguins, their behaviour and environment|
|3||"Meet the Moose"||Describes the moose|
|4||"Animal Babies"||Selected animals are shown in their infancy|
|7||"Fangs & Tusks"||Describes the teeth of some animals and how these are used for survival|
|12||"All About Antlers"||The growth and use of antlers on some animals|
|14||"Animal Gliders"||Flying squirrels and other gliding animals are described|
|18||"Southward Bound"||Describes the various migratory routes of birds, with examples from Arctic terns, shearwaters and yellowlegs and wheatears.|
|23||"Haymakers of the Mountains"||Describes some animals which make hay such as pikas (rock rabbits) and pack rats|
|28||"Trumpeters of the North"||Trumpeter swans|
|30||"Reindeer's Relations"||Various types of Canadian deer are described|
|48||"The Sea Cliffs"||Demonstrates birds whose habitats are sea cliffs|
|49||"Shark!"||Various types of sharks are shown|